Gremlins

Script to Screen – How Gremlins Became the Ultimate Family Horror Movie

Gremlins is widely regarded as one of the most beloved horror-tinged family films of all time. It’s a fun, exciting adventure movie as well as a holiday classic. Of...
Greatest years for horror - Piper Laurie as Margaret White in Carrie

“They’re All Going To Laugh At You” – A Retrospective On Carrie

Halfway through writing his debut novel, convinced that he knew nothing of the female experience, a writer threw the entire manuscript into the trash. The writer was Stephen King...
Tobe Hooper's Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 poster

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...
Movie Maniacs

Tiny Terrors: Remembering McFarlane’s Movie Maniacs

I was a monster kid dating back to my earliest memories. I loved the Universal Monsters from pretty much first sight. By the first grade, my friends had already introduced...
Frankenstein Unbound

Mary Shelley’s Timecop: The Bizarre Fun of Frankenstein Unbound

Frankenstein is to this day one of the most frequently adapted fictional stories of all time. Despite its science fiction core, there’s something timeless about it. As long as death...

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...
Heather Langenkamp - Nancy from A Nightmare on Elm Street

How the Original Elm Street Gave Us One of Horror’s Most Proactive Heroines

It might seem hard to believe looking back at it, given the reverence so many fans hold for the sub-genre, but by 1984 the slasher craze was already winding...

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...
From Dusk Till Dawn

Why From Dusk Till Dawn is Still Going Strong After 20 Years

Twenty years ago, filmmakers Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino spun the vampire genre on its head with From Dusk Till Dawn. In that time, the film has only grown...
DVD cover for the Holiday horror film Jack Frost.

Jack Frost – A Campy Christmas Slasher

Not to be confused with the family comedy starring Michael Keaton that was released within a year of this one it almost always is. Like that film, also titled...
Poster for Danny Steinmann's Savage Streets.

Savage Streets is a Revenge Fueled Exploitation Thriller

Brenda (Linda Blair) is the leader of an all girl gang called The Satins. When a rival, all male, gang rapes her sister and kills her best friend, she...
Friday the 13th 2009

Why Friday the 13th is the Best of the Platinum Dunes Remakes

In 2003, New Line Cinema and Platinum Dunes kicked off a massive remake trend with the release of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Released only two months after Freddy vs....
Angst

Angst is a Hidden Gem of Banned Cinema

For me, the most unsettling films are those that subject you to the mind of a killer and force you to follow their every move, almost as though you...

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...
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....