Batman Returns

I am the Night: Why Batman Returns is Actually a Horror Movie

Nobody really knew what Batman was going to be, but they wanted it badly. The buzz surrounding that film was absolutely insane. We live in an age of hype,...
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4

A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: How Freddy Became The Pop Culture Boogeyman

A Nightmare on Elm Street was a success that spread through word of mouth. It was made for very little money and was released on a limited number of...
Cemetery Man

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....
Return of the Living Dead 3

Why Return of the Living Dead 3 is One of the Most Underrated Zombie...

In the name alone, Return of the Living Dead 3 sounds like a horror movie worth avoiding. Sure, Return of the Living Dead is a heralded cult classic, but...
Scene from Lucio Fulci's The Beyond

Why Fulci’s The Beyond is a Surrealist Masterpiece

Lucio Fulci was never a very linear director. His films—be they giallo, zombie or otherwise—rarely had anything resembling a straightforward plot. They worked despite these things, and in some cases...
Teeth: Vagina Dentata

Why Teeth is Still Awesome 10 Years Later

It’s a little hard to believe that Sundance favorite Teeth: Vagina Dentata is already ten years old. I remember the buzz surrounding this film long before I actually saw...
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...
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....
Project Metalbeast

Why Project: Metalbeast is Top-Notch Schlock (And Should be Remembered)

Most people reading this probably don’t remember or have ever heard about Project: Metalbeast. That’s not a criticism of the horror community. There are so many forgotten gems. And...
Halloween II 1981

How Halloween II Was Shaped by the Early Slashers

While Halloween II is consistent with the first and is overall a very similar film, it was made in a completely different climate and that surely has an effect...
Dog Soldiers 2002

How Dog Soldiers Separated Itself from Classic Werewolf Tropes

Dog Soldiers just turned fifteen years old last week. In that time since its release, it has proven itself to be one of the better, more beloved werewolf flicks of...
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....
Laurie Strode in Halloween

I Thought You Outgrew Superstition: Why Laurie Strode is a Cross-Generational Heroine

Laurie Strode in the original Halloween is often referred to as the quintessential final girl. The problem is that she’s not always referred to as such in the most...
Cujo

Cujo – A Hauntingly Plausible Classic

Directed by Lewis Teague (just coming off of another rampaging animal movie, Alligator, at the time) Cujo tells the story of a St. Bernard that goes rabid after chasing...
Ghoulies 1985

They’ll Get You in the End: Why Ghoulies Would Have Been Better if it...

I love movies about weird little monsters. Gremlins and Critters were two of my favorite things as a kid. I discovered Ghoulies right in the middle of all of...