Halloween - Michael Myers

Haddonfield High: Remembering the Halloween Young Adult Books

The Halloween franchise has seen several novelizations and tie-ins over the years. Two separate comic series launched in the early and late 2000s, respectively. But the strangest on paper...
Hellbound: Hellraiser II

“What You Wanted to See:” Why Hellraiser II is a Surrealist Nightmare

There was a lengthy period of time when Hellraiser II was considered one of the best horror sequels of all time. I’ll readily admit that I discovered it during...
Campfire Tales 1997

Why Campfire Tales is an Unexpectedly Great Anthology (That No One Remembers)

The ‘80s is sort of remembered as the heyday of horror anthology films, giving us classics like Creepshow 1 & 2, Twilight Zone: The Movie, From a Whisper to...

Why We Need More Weird Anthologies Like Cat’s Eye

Cat’s Eye is a weird movie, but that’s part of what makes it so endearing. Of the Stephen King adaptations I watched over and over again as a kid,...
Exorcist III

Why Exorcist III is One of the Most Overlooked Horrors of the 1990’s

The Exorcist is known in many circles as one of the greatest horror movies ever made. It deserves its reputation. And given that the first follow up effort was...
The Fog 1980

Why The Fog is an Impressive and Under-Appreciated Ghost Story

John Carpenter found incredible success with Halloween, but it was not a success right away. He moved on to the next project believing that the film had been a...
Halloween

Why Ginger Snaps is an Essential Feminist Horror Movie

Through most of history, werewolf stories and films were pretty aggressively male. They were about secret urges, hidden primal instincts. The Wolf Man is a great example of this....
Fright Night comics

Four-Color Frights: The Amazing Insanity of the Fright Night Comic Series

Many horror movies have seen comic book tie-ins, from the expected franchises like Halloween, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street, to very unexpected adaptations like Dr. Giggles,...
The Blob

How The Blob Remake Outdid the Original

1958’s The Blob was the perfect monster monster movie for its era. It’s big, it’s campy, it’s funny. All in all, it is pure popcorn entertainment. The remake, made...
Batman Returns

I am the Night: Why Batman Returns is Actually a Horror Movie

Nobody really knew what Batman was going to be, but they wanted it badly. The buzz surrounding that film was absolutely insane. We live in an age of hype,...
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4

A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: How Freddy Became The Pop Culture Boogeyman

A Nightmare on Elm Street was a success that spread through word of mouth. It was made for very little money and was released on a limited number of...
Cemetery Man

Cemetery Man: The Lost Art of Stream of Conscious Horror

In Cemetery Man (aka Dellamorte Dellamore) Rupert Everett stars as Francisco Dellamorte, caretaker of a graveyard with the ultimate catch: the dead buried in the cemetery come back. Every single one of them....
Return of the Living Dead 3

Why Return of the Living Dead 3 is One of the Most Underrated Zombie...

In the name alone, Return of the Living Dead 3 sounds like a horror movie worth avoiding. Sure, Return of the Living Dead is a heralded cult classic, but...
Scene from Lucio Fulci's The Beyond

Why Fulci’s The Beyond is a Surrealist Masterpiece

Lucio Fulci was never a very linear director. His films—be they giallo, zombie or otherwise—rarely had anything resembling a straightforward plot. They worked despite these things, and in some cases...
Teeth: Vagina Dentata

Why Teeth is Still Awesome 10 Years Later

It’s a little hard to believe that Sundance favorite Teeth: Vagina Dentata is already ten years old. I remember the buzz surrounding this film long before I actually saw...