Twilight Zone: The Movie poster

Why Twilight Zone: The Movie is One of the Most Overlooked Anthology Films

Horror anthology films were very successful in the 1980’s in a way that they have not since been, unfortunately. Some of the best of the sub-genre came about during...
Poster art for Lucky McKee's May

How May Explores the Horrors of Becoming an Adult

Lucky McKee's May is occasionally referred to as Carrie for the next generation, which is a term often tacked on to horror movies with a female protagonist. Other than the fact that their lead...
Killer appears in A New Beginning

Why A New Beginning is the Most Unsung Friday the 13th Movie

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter is, as I have written before, is the ultimate Jason Voorhees movie. It’s the perfect embodiment of all things Friday the 13th. It did not,...
Night of the Creeps 1986

How Night of the Creeps Revitalized the ’50’s Monster Movie

During the 1980’s, there were a lot of films that tried to recapture the spirit of the 1950’s monster movie. They weren’t just limited to horror either. Everything from Gremlins...
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...
Lair of the White Worm

Overlooked & Underrated: Lair of the White Worm

Ken Russell’s Lair of the White Worm is a weird movie. It’s not for everyone and that is part of its charm. In fact, that’s a large part of...
Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Hellbound: Hellraiser II – Crafting a Modern Fairy Tale

Hellraiser was a major horror hit that nobody expected, even those who had read Clive Barker's Books of Blood and were already familiar with his work. But for once, the investors realized...
Peter Vincent, the star of Blood Castle, from Fright Night.

Looking Back on Fright Night (1985)

There’s really nothing that compares to the original Fright Night. This film is something of a vampire update on Rear Window. It marked the directorial debut of Tom Holland who...
Hellraiser. Pinhead is the master of torture and pain in Clive Barker's Hellraiser.

Hellraiser – Making Beauty Out of Body Horror

Hellraiser is what cemented Clive Barker as a powerhouse figure in the horror genre. It is as revolutionary and as visionary as the movies that John Carpenter, Wes Craven and...
Cover art for Video Violence on VHS

Overlooked and Underrated: Video Violence

Video Violence is probably the best of the shot-on-video horror sub-genre, which is not great by definition. It's a different mentality, it's true no-budget filmmaking and the movies always suffer...
Jack Scarecrow in Scarecrows 1988

Trespassers Will Be Violated: Revisiting Scarecrows

Scarecrows was an almost entirely forgotten 1980’s horror movie until it was released on DVD a couple years ago. Now it’s gained a bit of a cult following and...
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Friday the 13th – The Final Chapter: The Essential Jason Movie

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. Of course the film turned out to not be as the title promised. But nonetheless it is...
Jeremy Capello in My Best Friend is a Vampire

Overlooked and Underrated: My Best Friend is a Vampire

There’s some talent involved with this low budget horror comedy (including a very early, small role for Kathy Bates), but nobody remembers it. The movie is fun in a...
Waxwork 1988

“More Fun Than a Barrel of Mummies”: Looking Back at Waxwork

Directed by Anthony Hickox, Waxwork is not a remake of the Vincent Price House of Wax film, but an imaginative and slightly campy tale about a wax museum in...
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...