Leatherface. TCM. Stephen Dorff

When Will We See the Next Horror Franchise Reboot?

The horror world has been abuzz with news of horror reboots for each of the major franchises. Articles across the web touted that 2016 would see the major return...
Gunnar Hansen

Man of Many Masks: Remembering Gunnar Hansen

We’ve lost too many people this year. Horror has taken a huge hit and has begun a transformation into whatever it is going to be from what it was...
Green Room Movie - starring Anton Yelchin and Patrick Stewart

Why Green Room is Actually a Major Disappointment

The following assumes you have seen the movie. Major spoilers ahead. Green Room is not a bad movie, and for the record, this is not an attempt to be contrarian...
Late Phases poster.

Exploring Why Audiences Fell Out of Love With Practical FX

In the 1980’s, makeup effects artists like Tom Savini, Stan Winston, Dick Smith, Kevin Yagher, Rick Baker and Rob Bottin were the superstars of the industry. In the 1990’s,...
Leatherface. TCM. Stephen Dorff

Why the Major Icons are Coming Back (And Why They’re All Doing it at...

It’s a pretty good time to be a horror fan. There’s more genre content now than there maybe ever has been before, across all forms of media. Horror films...

Worshiping Monsters: America’s Obsession with Serial Killers

In American pop culture, there are certain names of famous--or, sometimes more accurately, infamous--people who are household names across the nation. People like Rihanna, Jon Stewart, and Leonardo DiCaprio...
Halloween Series. John Carpenter's Halloween 1978 poster

Family Matters: The Contradictory Issues of the Halloween Franchise

Halloween, as a franchise, follows a fairly simple formula. Michael Myers is pretty much existing for the sole purpose of trimming his family tree. Almost every sequel sees him go...
The Zero Boys 1986 Movie

Why The Zero Boys is Almost a Perfect 10

One of the best and most exciting things about being a horror fan to me is the act of discovery. The deeper you delve into the genre, the more you...
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...
Lorna hanging upside down in the torture room in Hostel Part 2

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...
Anton Yelchin - Image Credit: ET

Gone too Soon: Remembering the Career of Anton Yelchin

I am more stunned about the death of Anton Yelchin than any celebrity in recent memory. And that’s saying a lot, because over the past two or three years,...
Creepy pastas - Slender Man

Why Creepypastas Are the Modern Urban Legends

When I was growing up, urban legends were it. As children in the ‘90s, we were fascinated by them because they were everywhere. They formed the basis of Alvin...
Seven Stories We'd Love to See in the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Movie Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Not Appropriate for Children? An In-depth look at Scary Stories to Tell in the...

In each generation, there are the must read books in grade school, despite the fact such literature may not be appropriate for the children vying after it. Today’s youth...
The Internet Horror Genre.

How The Internet Could Do To Horror What it Did To The Music and...

A few weeks back, I read an article about the effects the Internet has had on the music industry, and I was surprised. I knew that CD sales were down...
The Amazing Spider-Man 2

I Was a Teenage Spider: The Atomic Age Influence Behind Spider-Man

The journey that Spider-Man has had to become the most iconic Marvel superhero of all time is nothing short of, well, amazing. Created in 1963 by Stan Lee and...