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100 Best Horror Films of All Time - Featured

100 Best Horror Movies of All Time, Ranked for Filmmakers

What are the best horror movies of all time? From zombies to your nextdoor neighbor, films have found fear from a wide variety of sources over the decades. In this blog, we’re providing all of you filmmakers out there with the definitive list of the best horror films ever made. We’ll discuss what makes each film so scary and why it’s worth watching. We’ll even point you in the right direction, so you know where to watch these films if you ever feel like scaring yourself. (more…)

5 Elements of Suspense for Filmmakers The Ring - Featured

Elements of Suspense — Building Suspense with Film Technique

Every film needs suspense. At the foundational level, a story poses a question in the beginning and answers it by the end. The suspense is the anticipation for that answer. But what are the elements of suspense films? And how do we go about building suspense with film technique? Film is the perfect medium for creating suspense and we'll use Gore Verbinski’s 2002 remake of The Ring as our case study. (more…)

Best Zombie Movies of All Time - StudioBinder

The Best Zombie Movies: Something to Sink Your Teeth Into

From the 1930s to the modern era, zombie movies have terrified audiences. They’ve also occupied a unique position in the horror genre in that they can serve as sociopolitical allegories. But of course, there are some zombie movies that exist solely to make you laugh.For this list, we’re ranking the 30 best zombie movies of all time. This is a list for every horror filmmaker looking to hone their craft as there are bound to be some films on this list you need to check out. Get ready for some cardio to head over to the Winchester, and let’s dive ...

Us Movie Ending Explained Symbolism, Themes - Easter Eggs - Featured

Us Movie Ending Explained: Symbolism, Themes & Easter Eggs

Jordan Peele followed up his Oscar-winning horror film Get Out with another horror flick that dealt heavily in social commentary: Us. The movie follows a suburban family who goes on vacation only to discover a group of doppelgangers are out to get them. They soon learn there’s an entire world of doppelgangers hiding within an elaborate tunnel system beneath the surface, and it all leads to a shocking finale. If you haven’t been able to stop thinking about the movie since it came out in 2019, don’t worry. We have all your answers right here. Here’s the Us movie ending ...

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What is Horror? Definition and Examples in Film

Why are humans drawn to the horror genre? From books to film, we can’t seem to get enough of what scares us most. In this article, we will look at the definition of horror and why we enjoy the genre so much. We will also look at a brief history of American cinema and how horror has evolved over the years. While this article will provide a general definition of horror, the genre is open to interpretation. After all, what is horror to you, is Child’s Play to me. (more…)

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Best New Zombie Movies — Recent & Upcoming Undead Horrorshows

You should be able to tell at this point that here at StudioBinder, we love our zombie movies. While due diligence always goes to the classics like Day of the Dead and Zombieland, there have been plenty of great zombie flicks that proven this genre isn’t dead quite yet. Time to enjoy the little things because we’re ranking the top 10 best new zombie movies.For the purposes of this list, we’re only including new zombie movies of 2019 and 2018. We’ll also give you a little something to look forward to by including a list of some upcoming pictures that ...

Best Movies on Netflix Nov 2019 - Featured - StudioBinder

10 Best Movies on Netflix — A Playlist for Filmmakers (Nov. 2019)

After you enjoy a Thanksgiving feast, what are the rest of your plans for the long weekend? Before you head back to the set, you should kick back, relax, and enjoy some excellent films on Netflix. From serious dramas to scary horror films, there is something for every taste. For November of 2019, here are the best films on Netflix you need to watch next. (more…)

Best Scary Movies - Featured

10 Best Scary Movies That You Need to Watch Right Now

The best scary movies stay with you. They follow you home from the movie theater. They are right behind you as you walk alone at night. They are with you no matter how deep under the covers you go. Like the videotape in The Ring, once you've seen it, you can't unsee it. The best scary movies find a way to capture your attention. They transport you to that house. They trap you in that basement. They lose you in the woods with no way out. This vicarious experience is why we subject ourselves to scary movies. We want the ...

The Best Vampire Movies of All Time - StudioBinder

30 Best Vampire Movies of All Time, Ranked for Filmmakers

From Sri Lanka to ancient Greece, the myth of the vampire has permeated virtually every society throughout history. The myth typically arose to explain sudden deaths caused by illnesses but attributed those tragedies to a horrific creature of the night. Over the years, vampires have gone on to symbolize the darker side of humanity and the immortal quest for everlasting life, which makes them perfect for the big screen.As of this writing, vampire movies have sort of gone by the wayside. But that does not mean it cannot see a resurgence very soon. For all you filmmakers out there, we’re ...

The Best Werewolf Movies of the 21st Century - Featured - StudioBinder

20 Best Werewolf Movies to Watch Right Now

Werewolves predate almost every other fictional monster. So, why aren't werewolf films very popular? Perhaps it comes down to a practical issue. The make-up is labor intensive. The transformation sequence might take longer to shoot than the rest of the film. The most important criteria for judging werewolf movies is the creature effects. The werewolf transformation scene is the hallmark for any film in the category and these films live or die on their success. Let's look back at the best werewolf movies and see how they turn men (and women) into monsters... (more…)

Best Christmas Horror Movies - Featured - StudioBinder

20 Best Christmas Horror Movies of All Time, Ranked (2020)

Christmas is a time of year associated with presents, good cheer, and depending on who you ask, a great deal of gore and monsters. There’s just something about the jolly holiday season that makes for excellent juxtaposition with the horror genre. There have been plenty of mash-ups and slasher flicks that take place around Christmas, and while most have schlocky, B-movie qualities, there are some diamonds in the rough. Here’s StudioBinder’s rankings of the best Christmas horror movies of all time! (more…)