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Cheesy Good Memories: The Bizarre Appeal of Vestron Pictures

Growing up in the video store days, obsessing over every title in the aisles, even if I’ve still never seen some of them to this day, I would start...
Event Horizon

Why Event Horizon is the Purest Space Horror Since Alien

So, let’s be honest right out of the gate: Paul W.S. Anderson is not known for making great movies. He is, absolutely, known for making fun movies. The Resident...
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...
Poster art for Don Coscarelli's Phantasm.

The Phantasm Franchise – A Viewing Guide

Phantasm is one of the few horror movies to benefit from its sequels. Not that the original isn’t a horror classic, but watching it alone, there’s a great deal...
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...
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...
Pet Sematary Two

Why Pet Sematary Two is Much Better Than You Think

No Stephen King story needed a sequel less than Pet Sematary. I don’t think there’s any point in debating that. Aside from maybe Rage, it’s the most unrelentingly dark...
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...

Why Ghostbusters 2 is Actually Kind of Awesome

Ghostbusters 2 gets a lot of hate. I mean, it’s gotten hate for over twenty years, but all of that hate is flooding back now that there’s a new...

How Gremlins 2 Nailed the Art of Self-Satire

I’ll get this out of the way right up front: Gremlins 2 is one of the most underrated sequels of all time. It might not be as a good...
Anna Falchi in Cemetery Man aka Dellamorte Dellamore

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....
Tremors theatrical poster

How Tremors Became a Major Cult Classic

Tremors is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary this year, which makes it a great time to look back on the original film to see what made it so special. It...
Tarman gets his block knocked off in 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...
Ralphie Glick in Salem's Lot 1979

Why Salem’s Lot Should Have Been Awful but Wasn’t

Tobe Hooper’s Salem’s Lot is not only a seminal vampire movie but a great Stephen King adaptation as well. It has held up for over thirty-five years and is remembered as...
Eight Behind the Scenes Stories That Would Make Great Features of Their Own jack nicholson in the shining.

Why The Shining is Just a Ghost Story (And Why That’s Okay)

Stephen King’s chief influence for his novel The Shining was Shirley Jackson’s classic book The Haunting of Hill House. He speaks clearly about this in introductions to the book...