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...
Puppet Master III

Why Most Nazi Horror is Terrible (Unless it’s Puppet Master III)

Horror movies about Nazis are inherently problematic because Nazis represent an evil that is in many ways the distilled essence of all bigotry. Anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic, the Nazis were...
The Hitcher

Why The Hitcher is Still Going Strong After 30 Years

1986 was a really good year for horror. It gave us some of the best fun, witty, smartly balanced horror comedies of the decade with Night of the Creeps...

The Enduring Appeal Of April Fool’s Day

The 1980s is generally considered to be the golden age of slasher movies. Following the success of John Carpenter's seminal classic Halloween (released in 1978), studios tried to capitalise...
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...
Bloody Moon Movie 1981

Bloody Moon Is A Vintage Horror With Top Notch Gore

Bloody Moon opens with a disfigured man named Miguel. From the start you can't help but feel sorry for him. Not only is he sexually frustrated, but he's also misconceived....
The Blair Witch Project

What Made The Blair Witch Project Work (Hint: It Wasn’t the Marketing)

I will remember the marketing campaign for The Blair Witch Project as long as I live. As a kid at the dawn of the Internet age, I had never...
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...
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....
Assault on Precinct 13

Why Assault on Precinct 13 Is A Classic Horror Movie (Without Actually Being A...

Assault on Precinct 13 was John Carpenter’s sophomore effort. Before this, his only feature film had been Dark Star, co-written and co-starring Dan O’Bannon. Yet even though Dark Star...
Psycho-II

Why the Psycho Sequels Get a Bad Rap

When a horror film builds a reputation for being a classic, especially when it’s widely considered to be one of the best of all time, it’s harder and harder...

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...
Silent Hill movie poster

How the Silent Hill Movies Totally Missed the Point

Translating a video game into a successful film is not an easy task. Whether this is due to the length of most games clocking in at well over 10...

Return of the Living Dead 2 Was Almost a Kids Movie (And Makes a...

While it doesn’t get the credit of the esteemed Night of the Living Dead, the all-too-unrelated Return of the Living Dead is nonetheless one of the best zombie movies...
Hellraiser: Judgment - Michael Myers vs Pinhead - Hellraiser - Clive Barker Adaptations

How Hellraiser: Bloodline Went From An Ambitious Franchise Saver To The Pin In The...

The Hellraiser franchise has always been rocky. The first two movies are absolutely spectacular. Hellraiser III is a bit underrated, but not without its problems by any stretch. And...