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...
Night Flier - Criminally underrated Stephen king movies

Taking Flight: Looking Back on The Night Flier

With the release of the trailer for The Dark Tower, the Internet is buzzing with the speculation of a Stephen King cinematic universe. Fans—those who are at least hopeful,...
Return of the Living Dead

Return of the Living Dead: The Ultimate Punk Horror Movie

Dan O'Bannon's Return of the Living Dead is, in many ways, the 1980's horror film. It represents everything about the decade boiled down into one complete package. The movie originated after a falling...
Tenebre

How Tenebrae Explores a Writer’s Greatest Fear

Dario Argento is one of the all-time masters of horror. No matter how much the quality of work has fallen in recent years, when he was in his prime...
Movie Maniacs

Tiny Terrors: Remembering McFarlane’s Movie Maniacs

I was a monster kid dating back to my earliest memories. I loved the Universal Monsters from pretty much first sight. By the first grade, my friends had already introduced...
Dawn of the Dead - alternate cuts

How Dawn of the Dead Painted the Perfect Picture of a Consumer Apocalypse

George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead was an absolutely revolutionary horror picture. It was made for no money but you wouldn't know that by looking at it....
Banner poster featuring Pennywise from the movie IT.

I’m Loving IT: Seven Best Moments from the 1990 Miniseries

In my excitement for the upcoming film adaptation of It, it has definitely appeared to some readers that I’ve come down pretty hard on the 1990 miniseries. But that...