Father of the Dead: A Tribute to George Romero

As I’m still processing the passing of George A. Romero, it’s hard to put into words exactly what I say to commemorate him. Some of the best writers have...
Curse of Chucky - Don Mancini - Child's Play 7

How Curse of Chucky Shattered Expectations (And Raised the Bar for DTV)

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I was surprised as hell when Curse of Chucky got announced. Seed of Chucky was not only a disappointment for...
Evolution of the vampire genre - The Lost Boys: The Beginning 1987

What Happened to Pop Horror Soundtracks (And Why We Need More of Them)

For certain horror movies, the soundtrack release became as famous and well regarded as the film itself. The Lost Boys is a classic example of this, as is The...

Regarding Mr. Voorhees: Do We Really Ever Want to Meet Jason’s Dad?

Over the course of the Friday the 13th franchise, we’ve gotten a bit of insight into the Voorhees family. Jason is a character who, unlike Freddy or Michael Myers,...
Dr Loomis

“Boy, Do I Hate Being Right All the Time” Why Dr. Loomis Remains One...

Halloween is one of the few modern horror franchises to bring back its protagonist almost as many times as its antagonist. For a long time, all the way up...
The Mummy

What Universal’s Dark Universe Franchise Can Learn from The Mummy

So, The Mummy’s been out for a few weeks now, but I think it still warrants discussion. Usually, I’m one to try and defend something, even if it doesn’t...

Documentary ‘Casting JonBenet’ Brilliantly Captures The Impact Of A Sensationalized Murder

Casting JonBenet, a 2017 documentary recently released on Netflix, follows the casting of local Colorado actors for the roles of the Ramsey family, as well as other major players...

More True Crime Documentaries Should Be Like Tower

Tower is a 2016 documentary about the 1966 Charles Whitman shootings on the University of Texas campus in Austin. Whitman, a former U.S. Marine, killed both his mother, Margaret...
Friday the 13th The Game

The Joy of Jason: Why the Friday the 13th Game is Unbelievably Fun

Lately, it’s been a bit of a rough time being a Friday the 13th fan. The Blu-ray set is out of print and goes for way too much money...

The Void Is Your New Favourite Horror Movie

Movies like The Void don't come around very often. Movies with this singular and strong a vision, untroubled by studio interference, in which the biggest name on the cast-list...
Lucy

I Love Lucy: A Brief Cinematic History of Dracula’s Most Unsung Character

There are several characters we think of when we think of Dracula. First and foremost, there’s the Count himself. The most famous vampire in the history of literature, film,...
puppet master littlest reich

Breaking Down the New Puppet Designs of Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

This past weekend at Texas Frightmare, the team behind the upcoming reboot Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich unveiled the very first look at some of the puppets that will...
Scream TV Series - Neve Campbell

Why It’s a Mistake to Reboot Scream: The Series (At Least Right Now)

Like many people, I was skeptical of Scream: The Series when it was first announced. I was excited to see the franchise continue, but the notion of a series...
publicity still of Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore for Bates Motel

Dream a Little Dream of Me: Farewell, Bates Motel

I never thought Bates Motel was going to work. Back in 2013, I just saw it as one of the first in a lineup of several TV shows based...
Critters 1986

Studio Schlock: Why We Needed Low-Budget Studio Horror (And Why it Disappeared)

I want to talk a bit about one of my favorite eras in horror. It’s a time that I think will sound completely alien to the horror climate we...