PopWatch Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch Blog

Tag: Scary (1-4 of 4)

Throwback Thursday: What movie terrified you as a teen?

Samara.jpg

Everyone has that one scary movie that scarred them when they were young. Maybe it was something you watched when you shouldn’t have, or maybe it was your first Halloween at the theater. For me, it was at a 7th grade sleepover, when the birthday girl decided we should all watch The Ring. I had heard rumors that the film was horrifying, and I wasn’t one for horror movies anyway. After I watched When a Stranger Calls at too young an age, I tended to steer clear of anything that could keep me up at night. But it was the birthday’s girl wish, and at least I had eight friends who could hold me while I cried.

The movie started, and I immediately cuddled up with the girls next to me. I think I had a blanket pulled up to my eyes just about the entire movie, but just to clarify: I watched the whole thing. And to prove it, I can designate the moment that made me literally climb over the back of the couch and cry/scream. The Ring fans know it all too well … the moment when that freaky girl crawled out of the television. WHAT?! How was that even possible? It was the most terrifying thing I’d ever seen. Needless to say, I didn’t sleep that night. I’m just thankful that stupid movie didn’t ruin my relationship with TV. Can you imagine?!

Watch the clip and relive the horror below, but full disclosure: I did NOT re-watch this:
READ FULL STORY

Enormous explosion rattles Anderson Cooper, reporting live from Gaza -- VIDEO

This is no laughing matter: While reporting live from battle-weary Gaza Sunday night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper was startled by a loud blast that came from somewhere behind him. As the bomb exploded, Cooper ducked and let out a startled “Whoa!” Moments later, he exhaled, dryly exclaimed, “That was a rather large explosion,” and tried to determine where the device had gone off. Talk about courage under fire.

Despite cease-fire attempts led by Egyptian officials, the violence in Gaza and Israel continues to escalate. After six days of Israeli air strikes, the Palestinian death toll has reached 94; three Israelis have also died as a result of Palestinian rockets, according to the BBC.

Watch Cooper’s brush with the bomb below.

READ FULL STORY

'The Simpsons' does Halloween: What was this year's best 'Treehouse of Horror' segment?

The Simpsons‘s “Treehouse of Horror” episodes stopped actually trying to be scary long ago. These days, the show’s annual Halloween installment is more of a vehicle for all-purpose movie parodies and icky visuals. (Though nothing can compare to the truly disgusting coda of “Nightmare Cafeteria” from “Treehouse of Horror V”; here’s a sped-up version.) That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Late-period Simpsons has a tendency to go broad and ridiculous, and that tone goes down a lot easier when presented in Treehouse’s anthology setting. Plus, hey — as long as you’re laughing, it doesn’t really matter if you’re not also creeped out.

This year’s special presented four quasi-spooky stories, each of which had its moments. But which was the funniest/most memorable/best of all? Here are the candidates:

READ FULL STORY

Find the 'murder houses' in your neighborhood, courtesy of 'American Horror Story'

The home where American Horror Story‘s first season was set — Los Angeles’s Alfred F. Rosenheim Mansion, a six-bedroom beast that also features a ballroom and Tiffany stained glass — hasn’t really been the site of numerous ghastly murders. It is, however, just a 20 minute drive from the Beverly Hills home where Erik and Lyle Menendez shot and killed both their parents in 1989, 25 minutes from the site of the Wonderland Murders, and 25 more minutes from the spot where silent film star Ramon Novarro was savagely beaten and left to die by two male prostitutes.

How do I know all this? Thank American Horror Story‘s new “Murder Houses in Your Area” web site, which allows users to discover the grisly killings that took place in their own neighborhoods. Simply plug in an address, and the site will quickly generate a map of murder houses near you.

READ FULL STORY

Latest Videos

Advertisement

From Our Partners

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP