Ashley Laurence as Kirsty in Clive Barker's violent, 1987 S&M inspired, horror film Hellraiser.

Growing Up Kirsty: The Evolution of Hellraiser’s Heroine

Hellraiser changed the game. It was far from the first or last movie to do so, but when audiences were introduced to it in 1987, they had never seen...
Ryuk in Death Note

Why Netflix’s Death Note is Kind of Genius

People have been having some very strong reactions to Adam Wingard’s American adaptation of Death Note. Fans of the anime have been almost overwhelmingly negative, while people who aren’t...
Texas Chainsaw Dinner Scene

The Saw is Family: Remembering Tobe Hooper

John Carpenter, Wes Craven, George Romero, Tobe Hooper. These weren’t just the first horror directors I knew, they were—other than Steven Spielberg—the first directors I knew, period. These were the...
Apartment 1303

Remake Comparison: Apartment 1303

Note: This article contains SPOILERS for the films Apartment 1303 (2007) and Apartment 1303 3D (2012). America used to love remaking Japanese horror films. The Ring and The Grudge have...

The Horrifying True Story Of The Scandal At Tri-State Crematory

On February 15, 2002, police were called to the Tri-State Crematory, an establishment built to properly cremate the dead located in Noble, Georgia. Investigators were called numerous times over the preceding two years,...

Sexual Cannibalism And The Curious Case Of Armin Meiwes

Sexual cannibalism refers to a person having sexual ideations of the consumption of human flesh, with criminologists and psychologists associating sexual cannibalism with socio- and/or psychopaths. This is now...

Sorry Not Sorry, The Dark Tower Isn’t That Bad Of An Adaptation

After the constant stream of entertaining advertising for The Dark Tower, I decided to sit down in my local theater and see if the film lived up to the...
spawn 1997 - Todd McFarlane

Why We Should Be Excited for Blumhouse’s Spawn Movie

Spawn was one of the biggest, most successful comics of the ‘90s. It was one of the things that got me into comics. But it was a success that...

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...