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...
Monster Movies

The Hardy Boys Meet Reverend Werewolf: Why Silver Bullet’s Uncle Red is an Unsung...

Silver Bullet is easily one of the most underrated adaptations of the author’s work. There are those who saw the movie when they were younger and list it not...
Bram Stoker's Dracula

How Bram Stoker’s Dracula Helped Define the Gory Excess of the 1990’s

So many people, even now, believe the 1980’s to be a golden age in horror history. By extension, the 1990’s is believed to be an incredibly dull period. Many...
Manhunter 1986

The Hannibal Time Forgot: Why Manhunter Needs More Love

After the cult success of Hannibal, there are now two generations who embrace their own version of Hannibal Lecter as the one true representation of the character in their...
Psycho-II

Why Psycho II is Almost as Good as the Original

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is one of the best horror movies ever made. It’s often cited as the best and for good reason. It’s the kind of feature that was not...
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...