The Fog 1980

Why The Fog is an Impressive and Under-Appreciated Ghost Story

John Carpenter found incredible success with Halloween, but it was not a success right away. He moved on to the next project believing that the film had been a...
Halloween

Why Ginger Snaps is an Essential Feminist Horror Movie

Through most of history, werewolf stories and films were pretty aggressively male. They were about secret urges, hidden primal instincts. The Wolf Man is a great example of this....
Fright Night comics

Four-Color Frights: The Amazing Insanity of the Fright Night Comic Series

Many horror movies have seen comic book tie-ins, from the expected franchises like Halloween, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street, to very unexpected adaptations like Dr. Giggles,...
The Blob

How The Blob Remake Outdid the Original

1958’s The Blob was the perfect monster monster movie for its era. It’s big, it’s campy, it’s funny. All in all, it is pure popcorn entertainment. The remake, made...
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...