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...
Project Metalbeast

Why Project: Metalbeast is Top-Notch Schlock (And Should be Remembered)

Most people reading this probably don’t remember or have ever heard about Project: Metalbeast. That’s not a criticism of the horror community. There are so many forgotten gems. And...
Cujo

Cujo – A Hauntingly Plausible Classic

Directed by Lewis Teague (just coming off of another rampaging animal movie, Alligator, at the time) Cujo tells the story of a St. Bernard that goes rabid after chasing...
Return of the Living Dead

Return of the Living Dead: The Ultimate Punk Horror Movie

Dan O'Bannon's Return of the Living Dead is, in many ways, the 1980's horror film. It represents everything about the decade boiled down into one complete package. The movie originated after a falling...
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...
Peter Vincent, the star of Blood Castle, from Fright Night.

Looking Back on Fright Night (1985)

There’s really nothing that compares to the original Fright Night. This film is something of a vampire update on Rear Window. It marked the directorial debut of Tom Holland who...
Children of the Corn

Children Of The Corn – 30 Years Behind The Rows

Based on the Stephen King short story, Children of the Corn actually takes numerous liberties with the source material. But in many ways, King’s incredibly dark story simply couldn’t...
Maniac Cop

Why Maniac Cop Holds Up Impossibly Well

When you simply want to kick off an article with “Maniac Cop rules,” that’s the first sign that a movie still holds up better than anyone expected it to....
Christine 1983

Christine: John Carpenter’s Unsung Love Story

Even after directing Christine, John Carpenter would say in interviews that while he loved directing horror, he dreamed of directing a love story. And while Starman may have been a more mainstream, cut-and-dried...
Bride of Chucky

Why Bride of Chucky is Just Natural Born Killers Done Better

Make no mistake, I have no problem with Natural Born Killers. It’s one of Oliver Stone’s best movies, has a great cast and some great performances. But as a...

Why Christine Brown in Drag Me to Hell Deserved Everything She Got

Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell is equal parts Evil Dead and Thinner. It’s a supernatural Romani revenge story told through Raimi’s signature style. It’s over-the-top and things go...
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

Why Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is Just Footloose With Boobs

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is a strange movie. It’s from an era of ‘80s comedies that people tend—or try—to forget. This would be the same era that gave...
David's transformation begins in American Werewolf in London

“A Different Kind of Animal”: Revisiting An American Werewolf in London

John Landis’s An American Werewolf in London is, simply put, one of the best werewolf movies ever made. Landis had already made a name for himself in comedy, directing movies...

The Boy Who Lived: What Makes Tommy Jarvis a Fan-Favorite Horror Hero

Michael Myers has Doctor Loomis. Freddy Krueger has Nancy Thompson. And Jason Voorhees has Tommy Jarvis. The difference here is that while most heroes originate in the same film...
Alien 3 H.R. Giger Design

Why Alien 3 is the Most Unsung of the Entire Franchise

Alien 3 is a movie that gets a lot of hate. Even now, after twenty years, most people do not consider it good. Director David Fincher has gone onto...