Tales from the Darkside

Why Tales from the Darkside: The Movie is an Awesome, Unsung Anthology

Anthology movies are thankfully enjoying a bit of a comeback right now. With movies like Tales of Halloween and the V/H/S franchise, it’s nice to see more of a...
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Why The Shining is Just a Ghost Story (And Why That’s Okay)

Stephen King’s chief influence for his novel The Shining was Shirley Jackson’s classic book The Haunting of Hill House. He speaks clearly about this in introductions to the book...

Why Grave Encounters is One of the Smartest Movies of the Found Footage Boom

I have to be honest, I didn’t mind the found footage boom when it first started. Paranormal Activity really got to me in the theater. They turned out all...
Halloween II 2009

White Horse Whisperer: Why Zombie’s Halloween II is (Almost) a Masterpiece

There aren’t many horror films that are more immediately divisive than Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake and its sequel. Some people love them more than the original—I don’t agree, but...
Horror movies that need to be remade

Why The Changeling Needs to be Rediscoverd

While there are a wealth of haunted house movies that have been released recently, they haven’t led to much rediscovery of older films in the genre. This is a...
A Return to Salem's Lot

A Drinking Problem: Why Return to Salem’s Lot is One of the Most Bats–t...

Despite being a made-for-TV miniseries, Salem’s Lot is one of the pinnacles of the vampire genre. It’s iconic. Often hailed as one of the best Stephen King adaptations, as...
Event Horizon

Why Event Horizon is the Purest Space Horror Since Alien

So, let’s be honest right out of the gate: Paul W.S. Anderson is not known for making great movies. He is, absolutely, known for making fun movies. The Resident...
Reasons Halloween: Resurrection is the worst

Dangertainment: Why Halloween: Resurrection Never Really Stood a Chance

When Dimension Films acquired the rights to the Halloween franchise and made The Curse of Michael Myers, people weren’t really sure what to make of it. It was a...
Puppet Master

Many Strings Attached: The Troubled History of Puppet Master

Puppet Master is one of the most successful independent horror film franchises of all time. It’s spawned an action figure series, Halloween costumes, T-shirts, comic books and even a...

Panic at the Theater: How Demons Reimagined Meta Horror

In the 1980s, the horror genre experienced immense cultural backlash. Parents groups, religious groups, critics and especially censorship committees fought back against the genre as hard as they could....
Seed of Chucky

Family Matters: Defending Seed of Chucky (Sort of)

The greatest thing about the Child’s Play franchise can also be one of the most alienating things to fans, and that’s the fact that every entry is a completely...
The Mangler 1995

Dirty Laundry: Why The Mangler is as Fun as it is Ridiculous

Stephen King can make just about any idea work on the page, no matter how ridiculous it actually is. But sometimes those ideas don’t always translate well to film....
Halloween Franchise - Great producing efforts by great directors - Halloween III

Why Halloween III is Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day Viewing

Halloween III is far from the most beloved of its franchise, but it has gained quite a few new supporters in recent years. A lot of fans hate it for its...
Deranged

Why Deranged is the Best Ed Gein Movie We’re Ever Gonna Get

Ed Gein is one of the most notorious names in American history. He was not, conclusively, a serial killer. He killed only two people that we know of for...
Buffy

She Saved the World A Lot: Growing Up With Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I was eight years old when Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered. It worked out in a funny way. By pure coincidence, my dad came home with the movie solely...