Baddington Bear

We all remember Paddington bear from our childhoods. The lovable cuddly bear, in the blue rain coat, red hat and suitcase full of marmalade sandwiches.

Now, get ready to see the teddy, in a new, darker way. Some clever person, very creatively may I add, has put Paddington in to scenes from our favourite horror movies.

Take a look at some of these: 

Ouija: Origin of Evil Review


I saw trailers of this film, and was extremely intrigued by it.
It follows the familiar story we’ve seen in nearly every film featuring a Ouija board.
A girl uses a Ouija board, gets possessed by a demon, and causes chaos, while her family seek the help of a priest to save the poor girl.
But that being said, the writers and  director have taken that premise, and completely turned it on its head. mv5bmji4odc0mtcymv5bml5banbnxkftztgwmtg5njczmdi-_v1_sx1777_cr001777878_al_

This film features, possibly the scariest little girl-devil, she-beast, I’ve ever seen in a horror film.


This film will take you by surprise, and boasts some particularly dark and frightening imagery.



Set in 1965 in Los Angeles, the film stars Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight) as Alice, the widowed mother of two daughters Lina and Doris, and runs a fake seance scam, as a business from her families home.
She is looking to add something new to bolster her business, and so, a Ouija board is brought into the property.
They unwittingly invite pure evil into their home.
When the youngest daughter is overtaken by a merciless spirit, the family confronts unthinkable fears, to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

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Our Thoughts

I’ll say this again. This is not your typical possession film.
When Doris, the youngest of two daughters, uses the Ouija board and believes shes made contact with her deceased father, she couldn’t be further from the truth.
From there on in, the genie is out of the bottle.
The evil entity is released from the board, and into the house, and begins to play tricks on family and friends, that quickly escalate and become serious. They’ll send chills down your spine.

The film is well paced. It’s not a slow burner. You can get right into the film from the beginning. It gets you interested straight away and it keeps ticking over nice. That is helped by the opening few scenes, which will certainly make you jump. And i’m happy to report, its not because of a forced jump scare! In fact, this film is pretty limited on the forced jump scare front, which was very pleasing.
The scene, shown in short as a GIF to the right, is the part of the film where Doris actually becomes possessed, and way that it is done is just fantastic.
Its original, interesting, and most of all frightening.

After the possession, as you would imagine, a whole host of crazy, weird and awful things take place. The slingshot scene from the trailer is one you’ll no doubt remember.
The two daughters are at a catholic school, and it is Lina, the older of the two sisters, who brings it to the priests attention that something is very wrong with Doris.

Trust in me when I say, that the ending to this film, is a pretty twisted one, with death, carnage and blood shed being plentiful. You will not be disappointed.

Ouija: Origin of Evil, really is one of the better films to come out of one of the big production houses this year. Its good to see, that they have actually gone for making a film, that isn’t a remake or a reboot.

If this particular horror sub-genre is your cup of tea, then you are really going to want to see this one.

The Scream Source Rating: 7/10



Death House: Are You Ready?


Thats right folks, the trailer for the highly anticipated ‘Death House’ has landed.

Amazing right?

deathhouse_2The trailer delivers on so many levels. Harrison Smith, and his production team, have been very clever, and put some real thought and effort, into putting this trailer together. It lays everything out perfectly. I felt an excitement that I hadn’t felt for a long time.
Something that really got me, was that, although it delivers everything you would want from a trailer, it doesn’t give up the secrets of the film.


Cortney Palm (Agent Toria Boon), & Cody Longo (Agent Jae Novak)

The synopsis of the film, sees Agents Boon and Novak, getting an exclusive tour of the ‘Death House’ facility. A prison that houses the most dangerous criminals in the world. A power breakdown, sets the inmates free, and sends the two agents into a fight for survival, as they navigate their way to the depths of the prison, where a supernatural evil may be their only chance of survival.

After seeing the trailer, it has left me with questions. Left me wanting to know, the background of the FBI graduates, the backgrounds of doctors, the nazi style experiments, on human subjects, the backgrounds of the inmates. Also, what will be the agenda of the inmates, now that they’re free of their restraints? How are the agents going to escape? What, are the 5 evils?
It’s left me craving more, and that’s what a proper trailer should do. It reminds of trailers of a bygone era.

At the start of the Q&A session at the ‘Days Of The Dead’
the panel took no prisoners, and gave the world of horror, what I think, is a wake up call.

A point that was made clear, was that there is no CGI in this film, except for the editing and putting the filmed scenes together. Everything else, is all practical effects. The set, the blood, guts, gore, the lot, all practical.


That is making a statement. It proves that you don’t need a film full of CGI, and added in effects. With this, everything is being stripped back, and going right back to the blood roots of what makes a horror film, a horror film, and it’s so refreshing.CoVaIdcXgAAlLrx

Harrison and Sid Haig also spoke about the horror genre in general and the state of things at the moment. Some of the subjects discussed were, What the hell is PG-13 horror? Why was Massacre left out of the recent Texas Chainsaw Remake?
I completely agree with Harrison Smith, in that we, as fans, supporters, even lovers of the horror genre, should demand more from the films we are getting. I’m so tired of films that feature the word Paranormal. Where is the next ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’? or ‘Hellraiser’? And I dont just mean remaking the classics.
I truly believe, that this film and any subsequent sequels, will be the start of bringing horror back, and starting a revolution in the horror genre.
I will continue to report any Death House news as it comes available. Please check out the Twitter and Facebook pages for the film.




Thats right, you read it correctly. Scream Queens will be returning on September 20th, for Season 2 of the show.

Scream Queens, is part of the group of television shows put together, by show runners, and producers, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.


Left: Ryan Murphy, Right: Brad Falchuk

Their partnership has proved fruitful. Over the years, they are responsible for bringing us, some quality television. With such shows as Nip/Tuck (2003-2010), Glee (2009-2015), and going into its 6th season, American Horror Story, which will air on FOX, on September 14th.


From Left to Right: Chanel#3 (Billie Lourd), Chanel#2 (Ariana Grande), Chanel#1 (Emma Roberts) & Chanel#5 (Abigail Breslin)

The above is the official trailer for Scream Queens, Season 1. Introducing the 4 Chanels.(There was 5, but Chanel#4 was killed off in the pilot episode, and is uncredited).

. Season 1 of Scream Queens was set on a college campus, and focused mainly on the Kappa Sorority house. It featured, lots of murder, blood and gore.  Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts), sees herself, as being the head girl of the Kappa house, with her group of minions, who are numbered Chanel 1-5. Throughout season 1, there is a constant battle of wills between Chanel and the headmistress of the college, Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis)


Jamie Lee Curtis as Dean Munsch

Season 2 however, is set 3 years after the delightfully dark, and hilariously gruesome capers of season 1, and is set in a hospital, run by their former college head. Returning to the show, will be,3 Chanel Oberlin and her minions, Chanel#3 (Billie Lourd) and Chanel#5 (Abigail Breslin) and more of the favourites from season 1, such as:

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Death House: Hell Isn’t A Word… It’s A Sentance

Death House is fast approaching, and it’s got the whole horror community, literally salivating at the prospect of what’s to come. There is so much ‘buzz’ and excitement surrounding this film, and this is for a multitude of reasons.

Plot: Two secret agents, are sent for an exclusive tour, inside a secret prison, known as ‘The Death House’, which houses the baddest, meanest, most villainous and dangerous criminals in the world. Whilst on their walk through of the prison, there is a complete power outage, that releases the ruthless army of inmates. For the two agents, the fight is on to get out, and get out alive. They’re pushed further down into the lower depths of the facility, where they learn of the worst of the housed in the ‘Death House’. They are a group of supernatural beings known as ‘The Five Evils’, and they are the only chance they have of survival.

Sounds awesome right? You don’t even know the half of it yet.

The first aspect we will look at in detail, is the whole background surrounding the lead up to making the film.


The original concept, and script for Death House, was written by ‘Gunnar Hansen’, who played the part of the legendary ‘Leatherface’, in the gore-fest, that is, of course, the original, and best, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’. Gunnar sadly passed away in 2015 after a long fight with cancer, but would leave us, with a whopper of a going away present. Prior to his passing, Gunnar had been working with Writer/Director ‘Harrison Smith’, who ultimately, would be charged with taking on the role of re-writing the script, and directing the movie ‘Death House’, in honour of the great Gunnar Hansen.

With a completed script, the set, and location had to be right, to bring this spectacular idea to life. The location that was chosen, for a large majority of the filming, was an abandoned prison in Philidelphia called Holmesberg Prison.

The massive facility in Holmesberg, was opened in 1896, and was in continuous use until its closure in 1995. It was the subject of controversy for many years due to wild experiments performed on inmates, which began in 1951, and ran for 20 years. The experiments on the inmates ranged from such things as dermatological and pharmaceutical tests, to biochemical weaponry. This link is to an article released in the Baltimore Sun Newspaper in 1998, and is a very well written, and detailed report, recounting the views and memories, of one man who worked closely with the prisoners. Please click and read to find out more.

Baltimore Sun Article About Experiments On Inmates

Part of the plot of the film, (and this isnt a spoiler) is about experiments and tests performed on the inmates, so you would have to agree, that location that has been picked, is the right one, for the spirit of the occasion.

Having Gunnar Hansen in the movie, is a stroke of genius, and a wonderful tribute, to a great man.

Next we’ll look at the cast of the film. This is where ‘Know Your Horror-101’ comes in handy. Think of the stars of every relevant horror film ever made, and they’re in this film. Here is the cast list:

I’m sure you’ll agree, that there is a fine blend of legends, fresh faces, and lovely ladies, that together, will make this movie incredible.

In a recent ‘Facebook Live’ Q&A session, with directer, Harrison Smith, listening to him talk about the film, elevated the excitement to a whole new level. His enthusiasm is infectious. It feels so good, that a movie like this, is being made by someone who really loves everything about the horror genre. There is so much respect for horror.

You can view the recent Q&A session right here:

The hugely anticipated trailer for Death House will get its first viewing at ‘Days Of The Dead’ convention at 3pm, on September 3rd.

5 Indie Horror Films You Should See

There are solid films, on the indie horror circuit. A lot of indie films have been better, than those made by the big production houses.
I have gathered 5 indie horror films from the past 5 years, that in my opinion, if you haven’t seen, then you should really check them out.

1. Attack Of The Herbals (2011) image

Written and Directed by David Ryan Keith
Synopsis: Two unlikely heroes, in a small coastal village, in North-East Scotland, stumble upon a crate, on the beach.
They find that when the contents of the crate is brewed, it makes a great cup of herbal tea and decide to sell it to the locals. The tea is highly addictive, and turns the whole village, into flesh crazed zombies.

2. Dead Before Dawn


Written By Tim Doiron
Directed By April Mullen
Synopsis: A group of teens accidentally and unknowingly, unleash a curse that makes anyone they come into contact with, kill themselves, and then turn into zombie demons.

3. The Den


Written And Directed By Zachary Donohue
Synopsis: A young woman studying the habits of webcam chat users from the apparent safety of her apartment witnesses a brutal murder online and is quickly immersed in a nightmare in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim.

The Boy (2016)


Written By Stacey Menear
Directed By William Brent Bell
Synopsis: An American nanny takes a job, at a stately home, in the English countryside. Upon meeting the child she’ll be looking after, she is shocked, that her new English family’s boy, is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events take place, and make her believe, that the doll is really alive.

The Invitation (2016)


Written By Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi
Directed By Karyn Kusama
Synopsis: While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband, have sinister intentions for their guests.

Michael Myers In Meme

Michael Myers in multiple memes from around the net.

Clay-Work Horror Art

Have you ever wondered what your favourite horror film posters would look like, if they were made from Clay?

These wonderful creations, have been made by a British company, called Clay Disarray and they’re just brilliant.

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We’re sure you’ll agree they’re impressive, and also gave a bit of a chuckle as well, and that can’t be a bad thing.

And it’s not only the Horror genre, that is catered for. There is lots of Sci-Fi, Comedy, and more.

Check out their website at:

Unfriended: Movie Review

Unfriended, is a found footage movie, but not as we know it. It’s filmed in the point of view perspective, of the main character, Blaire’s MacBook, while she Skype video chats, with 5 of her high school friends.

The basic jist of the film here, is… A girl gets cyber bullied, to the point of killing herself, after a video of her, having a drunken mishap at a party, is posted on YouTube. On the first anniversary of her death, comes back to get some good old-fashioned revenge… But this isn’t just another film, re-telling the story, about how a group of friends, get haunted by a vengeful spirit… This is quite clever, and its own way, quite unique.

We’re introduced to the movie, by a live leak video, showing a girl, called Laura Barnes, committing suicide. And then shown the video of her having the previously discussed, drunken mishap, at a high school, house party.

Main protagonists Blaire, and her five friends, who are 2 girls, called Val, and Jess, and 3 guys, called Ken, Adam, and Mitch, are video chatting on Skype. After they’ve all greeted each other, they very quickly realise, there is someone else in the private, group video chat with them, and they’re not alone. The person has a plain blue avatar, and no matter what they try, they can’t disconnect this person from the call. They first dismiss it as a glitch, but then the glitch starts to send typed, instant messages to the group. Blaire and the others, receive vicious threat messages, from the mystery person, saying if they hang up, they will die.


One of the girls, decides that she has had enough, and does hang up. In front of everyone, she is made an example of.


And in true ‘Saw’ type style, tells them, they’re going to play a game of ‘Never Have I Ever’ and the first to lose will die… and then the next one to lose after that, and so forth, until there is one left. Then, just before they start playing, the person reveals who’s really behind this online assault. The group choose to not believe this, and the assailant turns out everyone’s lights.

Terrified out of their wits, they begin the game. They are all asked, varied questions, of a very intimate nature, designed to turn them against each other. It works to great effect. One by one, they run out of fingers, and again, each person that loses, is made an example of to the rest, in a more brutal fashion than the last, until one remains. A big mistake made by the sole survivor, in their past is posted online, for the world to see, and where it lays, forever it will stay. Forever haunted by their lies and wrong doings.


What is important about this film, is theme, or message of it working as a deterrent to online/cyber bullying, as. It is a harsh, real life reflection, of the lengths some people will go to, when they’re pushed over edge, and feel there is no way out, but suicide.

The acting is of a high standard and a credit to the film. You really feel the terror they’re feeling, and the emotional pain and anguish they’re going through. The dialogue is relevant too, and works well for the nature of the film. Visually, it flows well, from video chat as a group, to direct messages, between different members of the group. The way this aspect of the film is out together, is really quite clever. It helps in bringing out the characters personalities, traits and flaws. The more the film goes on, I found myself switching from thinking, ‘oh my god, these poor teenagers, are being stalked, and are scared out of their minds’, to then finding out, more about the group, and realising, they’re actually a collective bunch, of back stabbing bastards… And ultimately, started rooting for the so-called ‘villain’. With teen horrors, you run the risk of turning the whole film into one big cliché, but the writer and director manage to avoid this, which made me very happy. It’s a solid film.

Negatives that I could pull from the film, would be that during the Skype video chat segments, on each of the characters there is constant 5 second burst of a grainy webcam and lag. Here and there, would be ok, but it’s constant through the whole film and it’s incredibly annoying. More is not always better. I understand that they would want to feature this, to try, and make it look as realistic as possible… But it’s too much.

The production company behind this film, Blumhouse Productions, have definitely got the formula nailed, when it comes to found footage movies. Movies, that in monetary terms, can be made for next to nothing, as far as making movies goes, and will make a huge profit at the box office. Previous success with found footage film, has been with such titles as, the Paranormal Activity franchise, and Ouija, to name but a few. In the instance of Unfriended, the movie in its entirety, was made for around $1,000,000, and took in an estimated $38,000,000 in the U.S alone. That’s a massive return on their investment.

It’s no wonder then, that a sequel is already being made, and will arrive in 2017. An exact date is still to be confirmed.





Horror Icons vs. Scooby Doo

Gathered here, are a collection of pictures, from  around the Internet, featuring what happens, when those loveable, mystery solvers, from the Scooby Doo cartoons, run into some of ultimate horror film icons.


(The Scream Source takes no credit for any of these images)