One of the cult members in Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions makes fire appear out of thin air!

Why Now is the Time to Revisit Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions

Clive Barker is widely regarded as one of the all-time masters of horror. It may seem weird, considering that most of his novels have been some form of fantasy....

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...
Session 9, 2001

Why Session 9 is One of the Smartest Horror Films of the Last 15...

It’s hard to believe that Brad Anderson’s Session 9 is almost fifteen years old. Many of the horror films from the era in which it was made have not...
Leatherface in TCM 3

Leatherface Lite: Why Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Never Stood a Chance

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise has always been a rocky one at best. There’s not really a direct sequel in the whole bunch. Save for a prequel to the...
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...
Leprechaun 1993

How Leprechaun Almost Became a Children’s Movie

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we are taking a look back at the origins of Leprechaun and how it almost became a children's film. Leprechaun was one of the biggest B-Movie hits of the...
Hellraiser 1987 poster

Why Hellraiser is the Healthy Alternative to Fifty Shades of Grey

E.L. James’ novel Fifty Shades of Grey was such an enormous success that it's making its way to the screen today. This film will surely be a major box office...
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...
My Bloody Valentine 3D Movie Poster.

Why My Bloody Valentine 3D is More Important Than You Remember

My Bloody Valentine 3D is an important movie, maybe even in spite of itself. However, for me to properly explain why, you need to come on a journey with...
Nosferatu 1979

Why Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu is Actually the Better Movie

F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu is a masterpiece of silent cinema. It’s one of the all-time great horror films. While it did not get the rights to the characters of the...
Poster for John Carpenter's They Live

How They Live Bit Back At Yuppie Consumerism

They Live is the most overtly political film John Carpenter ever made, and that's saying something, as most of the director's work touches on politics to some degree. Everything about...
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...
Dracula 1931

Why The Original Dracula Doesn’t Hold Up

The Universal monster movies are generally known to be part of the foundation of classic horror. There’s no real point in arguing this fact. While they are obviously dated and...
the cabin in evil dead II

Why Evil Dead II is Not a Remake of the First

Evil Dead II is a very similar movie to the first in terms of its setting and plot. It opens with a bit of backstory on the Book of...
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...