Deranged

Why Deranged is the Best Ed Gein Movie We’re Ever Gonna Get

Ed Gein is one of the most notorious names in American history. He was not, conclusively, a serial killer. He killed only two people that we know of for...
Buffy

She Saved the World A Lot: Growing Up With Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I was eight years old when Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered. It worked out in a funny way. By pure coincidence, my dad came home with the movie solely...
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A Good, Fair Fight: Why Freddy vs. Jason is Exactly the Pulpy, Imperfect Movie...

Freddy vs. Jason was, for horror fans, one of the most anticipated movies of all time. I’ve written quite a bit about the long, arduous journey it had to...
Texas Chainsaw Massacre Next Generation

The Insane Legacy of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is one of the most infamous, endearing horror films in history. It has lasted for 40 years, and by this point it’s probably safe...
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

Why Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh is a Much Better Sequel Than You’d Expect

Candyman might honestly go down as one of the best horror films of all time. It’s certainly one of the very best of its decade. It starts with such...
The Mist - Spike

Why The Mist is an Even Stronger Film 10 Years Later

Ten years later, The Mist still proves to be one of the most divisive Stephen King adaptations. I can understand that, too. It has a lot to live up...

Why Pet Sematary Still Doesn’t Get the Recognition it Deserves

Stephen King fans tend to come down pretty hard on film adaptations of the author’s work. Some of them just don’t think any movies are worthy of his literary...
CHUD 1984

Why C.H.U.D. is a Shockingly Environmentally Conscious Monster Movie

As a horror fan, you go into something like C.H.U.D. with certain expectations. There are always the films we know have something to say and watch with a deeper...
puppet master ii

Why Puppet Master II is the Best in the Series (At Being a Horror...

I’ve made it no secret in my writing about horror movies that I’m a complete, unashamed fan of the Puppet Master franchise. Maybe to an unhealthy degree. Like most...
Rawhead Rex

How Rawhead Rex Explored Celtic Horror in New Ways

Clive Barker has had a lot of success on the screen. But then, of course, there are the movies that came early in his career. Barker was so disappointed...
Seven Bloodstained Orchids

Giallo Madness: Seven Bloodstained Orchids

A killer is targeting a group of seemingly unrelated women. But upon closer inspection, it becomes apparent that there is a commonality between the victims. A man and his...
DVD cover picture for Wishmaster

Why Wishmaster is Kind of a Mess (But Still Really Fun)

I remember a time when Wishmaster was thought of as one of the bigger horror icons. He was the last guy to emerge in the ‘90s as a central...

Why Jason Lives is a Near-Perfect Horror Comedy

Audiences were disappointed with Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning. They wanted Jason, doing what he does best. Despite the film’s other merits, they couldn’t get over...

How Imagination and Effects Saved Friday the 13th Part VII

There’s really not a film in the Friday the 13th franchise that I don’t love to some degree. There are always the ones you really connect with, those that...
Danielle Harris in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers.

How Halloween 4 Saved the Franchise

When John Carpenter’s Halloween was released, it was the most successful independent film of all time. It held that record for many years. The success didn’t happen right away,...