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Horror comes from surprising places in new 'Sabrina' and 'Memetic' comics

There’s always been a strange dichotomy to horror as a genre. There’s the real, hard-edged, genuinely scary stuff, but also the cheesy and hilarious, where we delight in the misfortune of the characters we watch instead of fearing for them. But where things get really interesting is when those lines get blurred, intentionally or not. That’s when you get scary things coming from places you wouldn’t expect, or the unintentional comedy that comes from something trying really hard to be scary.

With October being the designated month for all things spooky, and Halloween just hours away, now’s the perfect time to consider two of the most interesting horror comic books that debuted this month: Archie’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 and Boom! Studios Memetic #1.

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Taylor Kitsch blasts through a futuristic war zone in 'Call of Duty' trailer

Another Call of Duty, another live-action trailer to accompany its debut. Every year, publisher Activision puts together a star-studded trailer to promote one of its biggest franchises, and this year, they’ve enlisted a Dillon Panther to help.

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Watch Stephen Colbert interview Anita Sarkeesian about Gamergate

On last night’s episode of The Colbert Report, the Comedy Central host took on Gamergate, gaming’s biggest controversy. The segment also included a surprise guest—feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian.

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Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, & Miranda Sings show up in new trailer for 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the show that turns a basic premise into an outrageous display of hijinks, released a new trailer for season five, and yes, there is an episode with Miranda Sings.

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Funny or Die spoofs viral New York City street-harassment video

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Recently, a striking video circulated around the Internet showing the street harassment one woman endured during 10 hours of walking around NYC. Funny or Die has responded with a video showing what it’s like to walk around the city as a white man. It’s, well, different.  READ FULL STORY

Jim Carrey reprises his Matthew McConaughey impression on 'Letterman'

Sometimes, one actor rolls along who just invites parody—these days, that actor is Matthew McConaughey.

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Spider-Man fans, Marvel's next Summer 2015 teaser is for you

Marvel has put out another one of its mysterious Summer 2015 teaser posters, and it’s a doozy for Spider-Man fans. Illustrated by Adam Kubert, the teaser is titled Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows and despite being a simple image, it’s absolutely loaded with callouts to some of the most controversial moments in Spidey history.

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Cookie Monster spoofs 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'

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Harry Potter, who? Sesame Street‘s Cookie Monster becomes his own Triwizard champion of sorts in Furry Potter and The Goblet of Cookies.

The video—a parody on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire—acts as a lesson in listening. Professor Grumblemore (get it?!) gives Furry Potter three challenges (hence the Triwizard joke!) with very specific directions. In each challenge, Furry Potter has to sort the cookies and place them in the appropriate jar. When he follows the directions, he gets one step closer to the Goblet of Cookies.

“My favorite part of cookie magic, to make these cookies disappear,” Furry Potter says upon completing the challenges. Take a cue from him, and watch the video here.

Study: Pop stars die 25 years earlier than U.S. population average

The road to pop stardom is paved with a fast-paced lifestyle—one that may be shortening the lifespans of many pop musicians, according to a new study.

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Superman is kind of a jerk in his very first (very valuable) comic

The Superman of today and the Superman that first appeared in 1938 are very different characters. While some of the important stuff is in place—Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and the tights—one of the more well-known bits of Superman trivia is that most of the stuff strongly associated with Superman didn’t come along until later. Originally, Superman couldn’t fly, he didn’t have heat vision or freeze breath. (To be fair, a lot of modern Superman stories are strangely embarrassed by that power for some reason.) And much of what becomes familiar hasn’t quite taken its final form yet: Krypton and Metropolis are both unnamed, The Daily Planet is The Daily Star.

Oh, and Superman is a total prick.

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