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Mysterious Painting ‘The Anguished Man’ Haunted by Its Deceased Artist?

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Can an object be haunted? It’s a question that has a different answer depending on who you ask, though many stories over the years have suggested that departed souls can – and have – used inanimate objects in order to make contact with the living.

Here on iHorror we’re incredibly fascinated by stories such as those, and given the lasting popularity of our post about Robert ‘the haunted doll,’ it seems that you guys are right there with us on that. So if you’ve been hungry for more paranormal thrills and chills round these parts, we’ve got a real doozy for you tonight.

Gather round the campfire, won’t you?

The Anguished Man

The story of the so-called ‘Anguished Man’ begins some 25 years ago, when a man by the name of Sean Robinson was gifted a strange painting (above) by his grandmother. According to the story she told him, the old oil painting was made by an artist who killed himself shortly after it was complete, and he allegedly mixed his own blood in with the oils.

When Sean was given the painting by his grandmother, his wife insisted that it be kept in the cellar, as she wasn’t amused by the creepy art or the story that came along with it. But it seems the Anguished Man did not want to be relegated to the cellar, and it wasn’t long before a flood forced Sean to bring it into the house.

Almost as soon as the painting was brought up, Sean claims that life for his family started to get real strange. Mysterious cries became a regular part of their nightly routine, and everyone inside the home claimed to have caught fleeting glimpses of a black figure. On several occasions, Sean saw this figure standing at the foot of his bed, describing him as a tall, middle-aged man with undefined features.

One night, when Sean’s wife went to bed before he did, she felt someone getting into the bed beside her. Thinking it was her husband, she turned over and found herself staring into the eyes of a stranger, an experience that led her to insist that the painting be locked backed up in the cellar – and the family dog refused to go down there, once it was.

Wondering if the painting truly had some sort of spirit attached to it or if he and his family were merely imagining things, based on the story they were told about it, Sean set up cameras in an effort to document any strange activity, which recorded various noises and orbs. In order to film the painting, it was brought back into the house, and it again wasn’t long before it brought paranormal activity along with it.

Sean says he was particularly spooked when his young son told him that he was pushed down the stairs by an unseen force, as that was the moment when he realized it wasn’t just he and his wife imagining things. Thankfully, his son wasn’t hurt, though his story was the final straw: the painting was once again put down into the cellar.

More recently, this past May, Sean claims to have taken the painting to the UK’s haunted Chillingham Castle, as part of an investigation with a group of paranormal researchers. He says that twenty witnesses saw a large black figure materialize in the middle of a seance circle, and a wooden bench banged on the floor in response to questions asked of the painting.

The bench was at one point violently flipped over, and the investigators believed that one of the Castle’s restless spirits was angered by the invite they sent out to a foreign spirit: the spirit of the Anguished Man.

Despite extensive research, Sean has never been able to find out the name of the artist responsible for the painting, nor has the paranormal activity ceased. Is this mysterious artist trying to tell Sean something? Or has a totally unrelated spirit – perhaps a demon – attached itself to the art?

Your guess is as good as ours…

*If you want to read Sean’s full story, head over to paranormal website Who Forted?*

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Linda Hamilton Says She Is Done With Character Sarah Connor And ‘Terminator’ Franchise

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This may be disappointing for fans of the franchise. Actor Linda Hamilton stated in an interview with Business Insider that “I’m done. I’m done. I have nothing more to say…”. She starred in 3 of the 6 Terminator films. Check out more of what she said in the interview below.

Movie Scene from The Terminator (1984)

She stated that: “I’m done. I’m done. I have nothing more to say. The story’s been told, and it’s been done to death. Why anybody would relaunch it is a mystery to me. But I know our Hollywood world is built on relaunches right now.” (source Business Insider)

Movie Scene from The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator first debuted in 1984 and was a success. The film went on to make $78.3M on a $6.4M budget. It went on to earn a rare 100% Critic and 89% Audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. This would lead to a sequel titled Terminator 2: Judgement Day that debuted in 1991 that was an even bigger success than the first film. It went on to make an estimated $520.9M on a $100M budget. It earned a 91% Critic and 95% Audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. This would lead to several more sequels titled Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009), Terminator Genisys (2015), and Terminator: Dark Fate (2019). It would also produce a tv series titled Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles that debuted in 2008. It produced 2 seasons before being canceled in 2009.

Movie Scene from Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
Movie Scene from Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

While this may be disappointing news, it may be for the best as the last film was a box office flop. Are you disappointed by the news and do you think that it’s best to let the franchise rest? Let us know in the comments below. Also, check out the trailer for the last film below.

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Lionsgate Reportedly Remaking ‘American Psycho’ And ‘The Dead Zone’

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This is definitely controversial news to horror fans. In a report from Dexerto, Insider Jeff Sneider tweeted that Lionsgate is looking to do a modern day American Psycho film and has interest in remaking The Dead Zone. Check out his tweets and more about the films below.

American Psycho first debuted in 2000 and was a hit with critics and audiences. It currently sits at 68% Critic and 85% Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes. It went on to make $34.3M on a $7M budget. It has since gained a huge cult following. A direct to video sequel titled American Psycho 2 debuted in 2002 and was a major flop. It received an 11% Critic and 18% Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Dead Zone first debuted in theaters in 1983 and was a huge hit with critics and audiences. It went on to receive 89% Critic and 77% Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes. It went on to make an estimated $20.8M on an estimated $10M budget. There would also be a The Dead Zone TV show that debuted in 2002 and was a big hit with critics and audiences as well. It went on to receive 77% Critic and 88% Audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes. It would produce a total of 6 seasons before being canceled in 2007.

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Movie Scene from The Dead Zone (1983)

One thing that can ease your cravings for more American Psycho is a comic series that you can read more about here. Do you think they should remake these films or leave them alone? Let us know in the comments below. Also, check out the trailers for American Psycho and The Dead Zone below.

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Doug Bradley Wants To Play Pinhead Again In A ‘The Scarlet Gospels’ Movie Adaptation

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This is exciting news for fans of the actor and the franchise. In an exclusive interview with Bloody Disgusting, Doug Bradley says, I certainly never say never. I’ve never said I was done with it. Check out more of what he says in the interview below.

Movie Scene from Hellraiser (1987)

Doug Bradley says, “I certainly never say never. I’ve never said I was done with it. I’ve never said I’m retired from it. I’m sensible about these things, too. I was in my mid-30s when I first played the character, and I was just turning 50 when I played him the last time. I ain’t in that age range anymore. I’m now in my 70th year, and to some extent, I think special effects makeup is a younger man’s game.”

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Then, when talking about a movie adaptation of The Scarlet Gospels, he says “If we did that, we could maybe present an older Pinhead to be aware of the fact that I am the age I am, that time and gravity does what time and gravity does. An older, darker Pinhead would intrigue me, one not so much in love with the flippant one-liners and the witty comebacks and so forth.”

Deleted Scene from Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 (1988)

The Scarlet Gospels is a novel written by Clive Barker that was published in 2015. It served as a continuation of his novel The Hellbound Heart and the Harry D’Amour stories. The book followed the story of the Hell Priest, the demonic Cenobite nicknamed “Pinhead”, and his efforts to gain power. Occult detective Harry D’Amour must journey into Hell to rescue his friend and stop the Hell Priest’s plans.”

Movie Scene from Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)

While Bradley does state he is too old for the role, The Scarlet Gospels follows an older pinhead which would work perfectly for the actor. Are you excited about the news of him playing the character again if this adaptation happens? Let us know in the comments below.

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