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Today's Horror Films Are Hitting Too Close To Home

When it comes to horror films today, filmmakers are shying away from traditional blood and gore and focusing more on the fears of society.

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2:49Album cover for Aretha Franklin's "Respect"
Atlantic Records / Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Made 'Respect' A National Anthem For Social Justice

2:46Posters for "Daria," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Charmed"
The CW, The WB

Networks Are Rebooting These '90s Feminists, And Fans Aren't Happy

3:43Actor Chadwick Boseman accepts the Best Performance in a Movie award for 'Black Panther' during the 2018 MTV Movie Awards.
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The Evolution Of Black Representation In Film

3:11Jason Statham in "The Meg"
Warner Bros. / "The Meg"

'The Meg' Is A Bigger Box-Office Hit Than Expected With $141M Debut

0:55NFL players holds up his fist during national anthem.
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Trump Calls For NFL To Suspend Players Who Kneel During Anthem

0:40LeBron James celebrating during a game
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LeBron James Producing Docu-Series Called 'Shut Up And Dribble'

0:37Charlotte Rae
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'The Facts Of Life' Star Charlotte Rae Dies At 92

3:21Winnie the Pooh in "Christopher Robin"
Walt Disney Pictures / "Disney's Christopher Robin"

'Christopher Robin' Delivers Lowest Disney Debut In Past 2 Years

0:44Harvey Weinstein
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Harvey Weinstein Is Seeking To Dismiss First-Degree Rape Charge

3:09Still from "Random Acts of Flyness"
HBO / "Random Acts of Flyness"

HBO's 'Random Acts Of Flyness' Is Random For A Reason

4:44Festival-goers hold Our Music My Body signs against sexual harassment
Liz Carlson

Sexual Harassment At Music Festivals 'Isn't Very Punk Rock Of You'

0:46Anthony Bourdain
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CNN To Air Final Season Of Anthony Bourdain's TV Show This Fall

3:05Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible Fallout"
Paramount Pictures / "Mission: Impossible - Fallout"

"Mission: Impossible — Fallout" Had The Best Debut Of The Franchise

1:58Film posters for "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" and "Boy Erased"
FilmRise, Focus Features

2 New Films Are Tackling A Controversial Practice: Conversion Therapy

1:01CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves
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CBS Board To Investigate Misconduct Allegations Against Les Moonves

0:45Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Cristiano Ronaldo Faces Hefty Fine In Tax Evasion Case

0:42Roseanne Barr
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Roseanne Barr Says Racist Tweet Was Meant To Be Political

0:38Conor McGregor
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McGregor Avoids Jail Time For His Part In NYC Brawl

0:30Demi Lovato poses for a photo
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Demi Lovato Is 'Awake' After A Suspected Drug Overdose

0:53James Gunn
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Tens Of Thousands Of Fans Urge Disney To Rehire James Gunn

3:23Denzel Washington in "The Equalizer 2"
Sony Pictures / "The Equalizer 2"

'Equalizer 2' Gives Denzel Washington One Of His Best Debuts Ever

0:57NFL players take a knee during the national anthem.
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The NFL's New National Anthem Policy Is On Hold

2:02Still from Lionsgate's "Robin Hood"
Lionsgate / "Robin Hood"

'Robin Hood' Is Classic, But Is It Worth At Least 8 Film Adaptations?

1:33Chance the Rapper at the Grammys
Getty Images / Christopher Polk

Chance The Rapper Gets Into Media Business With Purchase Of Chicagoist

2:59Game enthusiasts and industry personnel play 'Battlefield 5' during the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3.
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The Evolution Of Video Games

0:44Scarlett Johansson
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Scarlett Johansson Withdraws From Playing Role Of Transgender Man

3:17A close up of the World Cup trophy after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina
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World Cup Facts To Make You Seem Like A Football Fanatic

2:34Emmy Award in front of Netflix logo.
Newsy

It Took Netflix Just Five Years To Become The Emmys' Biggest Contender

0:45Emmy Awards sit on a table
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Sandra Oh Makes Emmy History; 'Parts Unknown' Earns 6 Nominations

0:32Drake poses with music awards
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Drake Breaks Records Held By The Beatles, Michael Jackson