Jamie Lee Curtis in Terror Train

Why Terror Train is a Surprisingly Innovative Slasher

The slasher subgenre boomed after the release of John Carpenter’s Halloween. Where no one was even really sure that Halloween would work—at least not in the way that it...
Argento's Deep Red

How Argento’s Deep Red Influenced Surrealist Cinema

Suspiria will probably always be remembered as Dario Argento’s best. But even still, it’s remembered as the best in a very impressive career, especially in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s....
The Brood

Why The Brood is Cronenberg’s Most Autobiographical Movie

David Cronenberg’s The Brood is not only one of his best movies, it’s one of his most personal as well. It might not seem like it at first. But...
Subspecies

Why Subspecies is a Perfect Throwback to ’60’s Gothic Camp

Full Moon Entertainment was never known for really making movies that were “of the time.” They weren’t relevant to current cultural issues. Charles Band simply wanted to produce films...
The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

How Well Does The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue Hold Up Today?

I recently decided to give the underrated Italian gem, The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue a try and I’m glad I did. The premise of the film is simple yet...
Castle Freak

Why Castle Freak Works as a Dark Family Drama

Stuart Gordon’s first feature film, Re-Animator, was one of those rare movies that became an instant cult classic. It didn’t have a huge release. It was exhibited without an...
Idle Hands

Why Idle Hands is an Essential Horror Comedy That Never Found its Audience

Horror in the 1990’s was a very different thing from the ‘80’s. Where the previous decade produced cult classic after cult classic (with the titles that didn’t make it to theaters...
Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Hellbound: Hellraiser II – Crafting a Modern Fairy Tale

Hellraiser was a major horror hit that nobody expected; it even surprised those who had read Clive Barker's Books of Blood and were already familiar with his work. But for once, the...
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

How Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Set itself Apart from the Original And Why it...

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is one of the most notorious horror movies ever made. People see whatever they want to see in it. Whether it be a commentary...
House by the Cemetery

How The House by the Cemetery Inverted the Zombie Genre

Lucio Fulci’s House by the Cemetery is, I’ll admit, my least favorite of the director’s “Gates of Hell” trilogy. But that doesn’t mean that the film is without merits,...
Silent Night Deadly Night 3

Mute Moseley: The Undeniable Weirdness of Silent Night Deadly Night 3

Silent Night, Deadly Night was sure to have a sequel before it even came out. Back in the ‘80s, it didn’t take a lot for a horror movie to...
Jack Frost

Looking Back on Campy Christmas Slasher Jack Frost

Jack Frost tells the story of a serial killer named Jack Frost (a little on the nose) on a prison convoy through Snowmonton (much too much on the nose) until one...

Ghosts of X-Mas Past: Remembering the Horror Toys of the ’90s

We’re living in the middle of a horror toy revolution. There are figures coming out every year that I could have only dreamed of as a kid—and I did...
Motel Hell

Why Motel Hell is a Smart, Satirical Horror Movie

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is the quintessential barbecue horror movie, if such a thing exists. It may even be surprising to learn that there are others, but Texas...
Aliens

How Aliens Perfected Action/Horror (And Why it’s So Hard to Get Right)

Aliens is a classic. Whether you consider it part of the horror, science fiction, or action genres, that fact is pretty much undisputed. To this day, fans continue to...