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...
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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...
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Why the John Carpenter/Rob Zombie Drama is a Problem We All Created (And Why...

So, this is kind of tough to write, not because I think it’s a tough subject, only because I want it to be over and I recognize that writing...

Why Video Games are the Next Step in Getting Your Horror Fix!

Horror movies are already an obscure genre within the traditional word of cinema. Personally, I spend more time defending films like The Blair Project and Cloverfield than titles from any other...
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Why the Halloween Franchise Keeps Rebooting (And Why That’s a Good Thing)

Halloween has seen more reboots than any other modern franchise, which is something that a lot of people tend to overlook. There are many reasons for this, of course....
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Practical Matters: The Frustrating Story of the Thing Prequel We Could Have Had

2011’s The Thing has its fans. I can’t say that it’s totally maligned because if anything, more people seem to be discovering it over time. It didn’t do great...

Why Poe Fans Will Love Crimson Peak

Spoiler Alert: According to writer-director Guillermo del Toro, Crimson Peak was never intended to be a horror movie (despite its misleading trailer). Everyone was, understandably, thrilled at the idea of a...

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,...

Get Out Is Nominated For Four Oscars (And Horror Is Finally Getting Its Due)

The 2018 Oscar nominations are here and, with the usual contenders (The Shape Of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) came some delightful surprises (Willem Dafoe is up for...
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How the Monster Squad Sequel Could Work

There’s been some interest lately in a sequel to The Monster Squad. Co-writer Shane Black gave an interview recently in which he not only talked the possibility of a...
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Stream and Stream Again: Whatever Happened to DTV Horror?

I can readily admit the usefulness of the streaming era. It would be foolish of me to say that things are not more practical or are not easier now....
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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...

Deviously Vulgar And Showcasing Some Breathtaking Talent, Dragula Is A Truly Horrifying Experience

Before RuPaul, arguably the most famous drag superstar in the world, and her super-popular, attention-grabbing creation RuPaul’s Drag Race, drag queens were mostly seen as a novelty that existed...
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Wizards of Gore: Why Torture Porn Was Around Long Before Saw and Hostel

When people condemn the horror films of the 2000s, they typically refer to that time—other than first raving about remakes—as the age of torture porn. Saw, Hostel, those were...
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The Final Frontier: Why Franchises Inevitably End Up in Space

Space is a confusing location for a horror feature. It’s somewhere that every franchise winds up eventually, and yet it’s somewhere that nobody really wants to go. So why...