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Poster for the Dante Tomaselli film Torture Chamber.

Dante Tomaselli on the Pitfalls and Rewards of Low Budget Independent Filmmaking

Dante Tomaselli is a good friend of the site and a talented visionary director. When he expressed interest in sharing his thoughts on the rewards and pitfalls of low-budget filmmaking, I jumped at the...

Greatest years for horror - Piper Laurie as Margaret White in Carrie

Noteworthy Performances in Horror: Piper Laurie in Carrie

The amazing performance that Piper Laurie gives as Margaret White in Brian DePalma’s film Carrie is no doubt my favorite of all time. Even nominated for an Academy Award for the role, Laurie gav...

Hellraiser. Pinhead is the master of torture and pain in Clive Barker's Hellraiser.

Hellraiser – Making Beauty Out of Body Horror

Hellraiser is what cemented Clive Barker as a powerhouse figure in the horror genre. It is as revolutionary and as visionary as the movies that John Carpenter, Wes Craven and Tobe Hoper used to propel...

Ethan Embry in the EL Katz film Cheap Thrills.

Ethan Embry on Late Phases [Exclusive Interview]

Ethan Embry is an affable ‘every man’ type. He has played in all kinds of films, from major studio blockbusters to smaller indie projects. Regardless of the scope of the production, he alw...

Poster for Adrian Garcia Bogliano's Late Phases. Nick Damici.

Nick Damici Talks Late Phases

[soliloquy id=”11077″] Nick Damici is best known to horror fans for his work with director Jim Mickle. He co-wrote the films Mulberry Street, Stake Land, We Are What We Are and Cold in Jul...

'90s horror - Scream Franchise - '90s Horror

The Scream Franchise: A Viewing Guide

The original Scream trilogy was something of the quintessential horror franchise of the 1990s. It was not only accessible to casual horror fans, but was also of interest to the more dedicated fanatic....

Cover art for Video Violence on VHS

Overlooked and Underrated: Video Violence

Video Violence is probably the best of the shot-on-video horror sub-genre, which is not great by definition. It’s a different mentality, it’s true no-budget filmmaking and the movies alway...

A Guide to Robert Bloch’s Psycho Trilogy

When you hear the word Psycho, the first two names that come to mind are likely Alfred Hitchcock and Anthony Perkins. The film was released in 1960, and it was so masterfully directed by Hitchcock and...

Poster art for Fright Night Part II

Five Horror Movies That Shouldn’t be Out of Print

It’s an amazing time for film collectors. More titles are being made available in high resolution and getting top quality treatment than ever before. Old titles – some long forgotten ̵...