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...
The Ugly

Why The Ugly is an Unsung Kiwi Horror That Deserves More Recognition

There’s somewhat of a fascination with Kiwi horror films thanks to Peter Jackson. He gave us two of his home country’s most bizarre, amazing horrors in Braindead and Bad Taste before...
Poster for the David Cronenberg film Videodrome.

Long Live the New Flesh: How Videodrome Defined Body Horror

David Cronenberg’s Videodrome was very much a product of its era. It was made during a major boom in television, which was taking over and finally made it clear...
Poster for Wes Craven's Shocker.

Why Shocker Was a Surprisingly Personal Movie for Wes Craven

Shocker, in some ways, feels like Wes Craven’s most commercial movie. The first thing that everyone usually points out, once they get done complimenting the soundtrack, is that it...
Child's Play 3

Why Child’s Play 3 Deserves More Love Than it Gets

Child’s Play is pretty well regarded as one of the major horror franchises. It ranks right up there with A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and Friday the 13th....
Night of the Living Dead

How the Night of the Living Dead Remake Fixed the Major Issue of the...

George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is an absolute classic. It’s one of the films that truly defined the genre. It created a sub-genre that we’ve come to know...
Halloween 6

How Halloween 6 Proved Too Much Backstory is a Bad Thing

After the release of the Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Producer’s Cut last October, more people are viewing the film than ever before. The cut had been notorious...
The Toolbox Murders

Why The Toolbox Murders Might be the Sleaziest Art Film Ever

The original Toolbox Murders is a hard movie to pin down. It’s hard even to explain how I feel about it. At this point, I would say most people...
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...
Uberjason in Jason X. The unexpectedly troubled journey of Jason X.

Failure to Launch: The Unexpectedly Troubled Journey of Jason X

Jason X is perhaps the most maligned entry in the Friday the 13th series. It has competition, though. Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning is often looked...
Night of the Demons

How Night of the Demons: Re-Envisioned Demonic Possession Movies

Kevin Tenney’s Night of the Demons is, without a doubt, a B-Movie. It doesn’t pretend to be anything else. That’s sort of what makes it work as well as...
Horror movies that need to be remade

Why The Changeling Needs to be Rediscoverd

While there are a wealth of haunted house movies that have been released recently, they haven’t led to much rediscovery of older films in the genre. This is a...
In defense of The Howling V: Rebirth

In Defense of Howling V: The Rebirth

It’s completely reasonable to be skeptical about the claim that the fifth entry in the Howling series is a pretty damn good flick. It’s hard to remember the reason...
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,...
Street Trash

One Man’s Trash: The Sleazy Majesty of Street Trash

We all know the old saying. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” It bears repeating because Street Trash is certainly not a treasure for everyone. In some ways...