There’s nothing more frightening than an intruder in your home - especially when the unwanted visitors aren’t even human. It’s an unsettling invasion of privacy in the place where you’re supposed to feel the safest, and oftentimes you’ll come to realize that your house has a much more disturbing history than you ever could have imagined. It’s these feelings of fear, discomfort, … [Read more...] about Puzzle Box Horror’s Top Haunted House Films and TV Shows
Scary Paranormal Horror Movies and Series
Attention horror and paranormal movie fans! We’re providing reviews of some of the best and most original and legendary movies of all time on Puzzle Box Horror. And we’re not just talking about upcoming reviews of new award-winning movies like ‘Parasite’, but reaching way back to the roots of horror and paranormal filmmaking.
Our writers at Puzzle Box Horror have been lifelong fans of the paranormal. We’re also those guys (and gals) that still collect box sets of the most epic ‘scary AF’ movies and series. Our shelves are full of NECA horror collectibles and we believe in vacations in New Orleans, walking through cemeteries and getting our tarot read. True story... the boss just got back in February.
One of the things we love most, is how Netflix, Amazon Prime, Shudder and Hulu have created new opportunities for original horror fiction and paranormal docuseries. This has opened the doors to more writers and filmmakers who have some amazing and terrifying stories to tell. And they don’t have to source the $50 million dollar budget through large motion picture studios to produce these incredible indie horror flicks.
There is always a cause for panic for some when the words "Satanic" or "Devil" worship is uttered—people have gone to jail over such accusations of satanic crimes as recently as the 1990s. The so-called "Satanic Panic" of the eighties and nineties pursued an imaginary evil, yet left so many innocent lives ruined. Unlike the cults that led the victims of Jim Jones, a cult leader … [Read more...] about Satanic Worship, Demons, and Dark Magic – History and Films
What's really so horrifying about witches? Is it the stereotypical vision of the green old hag with a hooked nose, chanting foreign words over a bubbling cauldron? Or is it the idea that beings who have an extraordinary power can choose to curse the unwitting among us? The common concept of witches that we see in movies and books, or heard from overtly religious sources, is … [Read more...] about 5 Times Horror Films Made Us Fear Witches
History of Possession and the Church On the topic of possessions, it is widely believed that a person’s mind and soul can be possessed by spirits, whether by man, demon, or god. Prior to the biblical explanation of possession, in ancient Greece, the pagans put an emphasis on the belief that the gods would interfere with their daily lives. Their idea of possession was when a … [Read more...] about Demons, Possessions, and Exorcisms
These ten movies directed by horror-master John Carpenter sadly live on as underrated additions to the horror film genre—in fact, many of these you won’t ever hear mentioned in daily horror culture, but that’s a shame because all of these are worthy of at least a little attention. Someone's Watching Me (1978) Someone's Watching Me (1978) While this horror movie isn’t … [Read more...] about The 10 Most Underrated John Carpenter Horror Films