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Everybody is a Suspect: Three New Rules For SCREAM, TRAGEDY GIRLS, SAW X, And More
The Bite #156

Everybody is a Suspect: Three New Rules For SCREAM, TRAGEDY GIRLS, SAW X, And More

So you’ve survived four entries into a horror franchise that’s still grinding its gears based on box office profitability and nostalgia hounds who cackle-clap whenever they see a familiar title card with a higher number. Congratulations! Thanks for proving that Laurie Strode isn’t Haddonfield’s iconic fluke, but now face your most unpredictable obstacle yet—a fivequel. The Killer Cinco. Fivequel Goes West. The powers that be won’t allow Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, yet here you are waltzing onto the battlefield again like you’re hotter than Danielle Harris. I mean, you’ve seen Alien³ and what David Fincher did to poor little Newt alongside hero-boy Hicks. Death comes for all of us: ask Final Destination’s Devon Sawa or Ali Larter.

Everybody is a Suspect: Three New Rules For SCREAM
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Everybody is a Suspect: Three New Rules For SCREAM

So you’ve survived four entries into a horror franchise that’s still grinding its gears based on box office profitability and nostalgia hounds who cackle-clap whenever they see a familiar title card with a higher number. Congratulations! Thanks for proving that Laurie Strode isn’t Haddonfield’s iconic fluke, but now face your most unpredictable obstacle yet—a fivequel. The Killer Cinco. Fivequel Goes West. The powers that be won’t allow Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, yet here you are waltzing onto the battlefield again like you’re hotter than Danielle Harris. I mean, you’ve seen Alien³ and what David Fincher did to poor little Newt alongside hero-boy Hicks. Death comes for all of us: scream queen, shriek king, survivor person, whatever. Ask Final Destination’s Devon Sawa or Ali Larter.

The Horror that Helped: The Content that Made 2020 a Bit Brighter
The Bite #141

The Horror that Helped: The Content that Made 2020 a Bit Brighter

To say that 2020 has been difficult is a huge understatement. We’ve all lost a great deal this year, some far more than others, and as a result things have felt insurmountable at times. But you’re here now, hopefully in good health, and that is truly worth celebrating. So how do we wrap up a year as monumentally awful as this?

Ho Ho Huh? The Sequel, RIP Daria Nicolodi, A Krampus Sweatshirt, And More!
The Bite #137

Ho Ho Huh? The Sequel, RIP Daria Nicolodi, A Krampus Sweatshirt, And More!

‘Tis Donato’s grand return, for this festive Bite;
Spreading seasonal fear meant to thrill and excite.
Yes, once again, with Christmas horror’s good word;
But last year was too tame, so let’s get more absurd.

The Ultimate Guide To Halloween Triple Features
The Bite #128

The Ultimate Guide To Halloween Triple Features

As we head into October, we’re all aware of how different this Halloween is going to be, so we wanted to put together a treat for the season. That’s why this week’s special issue of the Bite is designed with one thing in mind: to give you some inspiration for your Halloween movie marathon.

Take A Trip With This FRIDAY THE 13th PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN Drinking Game
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Take A Trip With This FRIDAY THE 13th PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN Drinking Game

Despite how the general population tends to view movie drinking games as simpleton swill-athons, a proper set of film-themed sipping rules requires painstaking research and methodical formulation. Pick the wrong title and you’ll either lose an audience to boredom or be stuck finding consistent throughlines in a movie that’s 100% certified messiness. Any selection should have an acceptable level of schlock, gooey “cheesiness” dripping off its sides, but it shouldn’t be an unwatchable dumpster fire. You’re not drinking to make something watchable, but to enhance the communal appreciation of a midnight-friendly romp that might go down even easier with liquid lubrication.

Strange Christmas Horror, SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT And More!
The Bite #87

Strange Christmas Horror, SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT And More!

‘Tis the month of December on this edition of The Bite;
And here comes Donato, who’s pro festive fright.
You may know Krampus, psycho Santas, elves undead;
And evil jolly demons who’d paint the North Pole red.