Personal Shopper Proves There’s (After)Life In The Paranormal Yet

If there's one sub-genre that's been done to death in modern horror movies, it's paranormal/possession. And yet, with wispy CGI phantoms, a killer, modern location and a fearless central...
Eric England

Contracted Director Eric England Speaks to His Major Influences and Long Term Goals

When asked to write an article about my own personal influences, I nearly had an anxiety attack trying to think of all the right things to say. The first...
Otis from Devil's Rejects by Rob Zombie

Here’s What Rob Zombie Should Do With the Devil’s Rejects Sequel

When The Devil’s Rejects came out eleven years ago, it was a huge hit. It surprised everyone. Zombie’s previous film, House of 1,000 Corpses hadn’t done so well on...

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...
The Devil's Rejects

The True Story Of The Real-Life Devil’s Rejects

Rob Zombie’s critically-acclaimed masterpiece The Devil's Rejects is the far superior sequel to the equally gut-wrenching and terrifying House of 1000 Corpses. The pair of gore flicks follows the Fireflies, a...
David Copperfield - How magic influenced my love of horror movies

How Magic Influenced My Love of Horror Movies

As a kid, I loved magic. I don't mean the kind of magic that witches or sorcerers perform, I mean like actual magicians. The amazing illusionists that would saw women in half...
Buffy season five

Cry Little Sister: A Defense of Dawn Summers

Last March, I wrote a piece on Buffy characters who were unfairly despised. While I expected some degree of backlash against a few of the picks, there was a...
Pinhead in Hellraiser: Bloodline

We Had Such Sights to Show You: A Eulogy for Pinhead

Today is the release of The Scarlet Gospels, something that should excite most horror fans. This is it. This is the final Hellraiser story and it has been delivered...
ghostface killer with his killing tool from the successful franchise scream by wes craven.

Why Scream 4 Made it Harder for Scream: The TV Series to Succeed

While the first season of MTV’s Scream opened to mixed reviews, those who stuck around for the second season were pleasantly surprised. I think, personally, that it is a...
Die Hard

Why Action Films are a Close Cousin to Horror Films

When thinking about the other types of films that horror fans would be attracted to, it's probably safe to say that action movies are one of them. I've been watching...
Dario Argento's Inferno.

Editorial – Why Argento’s Inferno is an Underrated and Intelligent Sequel

Dario Argento's pseudo-sequel to Suspiria is a gem but it is often overlooked or outright dismissed when the conversation turns to the director's classic works. Inferno is a beautifully photographed and surreal picture...
Why Exorcism Movies Have to Try Harder to Be Different - The infamous exorcism movie directed by William Friedkin and written by William Peter Blatty.

Why Possession Movies Have to Try Harder to be Different

As much as slashers get criticized for being so simple and formulaic, they are different enough for the most part for fans to be able to watch one after...
Cryptozoology

The Incredible Pseudoscience Of Cryptozoology

Monsters in our folklore typically stay within the confines of the tales in which they exist, but a lucky few manage to escape the world of myth and find new life as subjects to...
Poster for Jason X

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...
A Nightmare on Elm Street - The Weird Unspoken Double Standard of Horror Movies

The Weird, Unspoken Double Standard of Horror Movies

We live in a time when Hollywood is completely and totally defined by Intellectual Property. We have more IP-based features than ever. Absolutely everything made at the studio is a franchise and...