Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1974

Off the Grid: Seven Backwoods Texas Chainsaw Ripoffs That Hold Up

Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a fiercely original film that remains one of the best horror movies ever made to this day. It was not the...

Why Silver Bullet Could Have Been a Classic Werewolf Movie

Stephen King’s Silver Bullet certainly has its fans. It’s not one of the best adaptations of the author’s work, but it is far from the worst. There’s something almost...
Assault on Precinct 13

Why Assault on Precinct 13 Is A Classic Horror Movie (Without Actually Being A...

Assault on Precinct 13 was John Carpenter’s sophomore effort. Before this, his only feature film had been Dark Star, co-written and co-starring Dan O’Bannon. Yet even though Dark Star...
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...
Pumpkinhead

Vengeance: The Demon – How Pumpkinhead Became a Cult Classic

Stan Winston’s Pumpkinhead is one of the most underrated monster movies of all time. It took a couple of years after completion for it to gain an audience, and...

Horrible Films For Horrible People: Blood Beach (1980)

Welcome to Horrible Films For Horrible People where I lash out on bad movies and then hate myself for watching them! This week I will be reviewing Blood Beach! Let’s dive...
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings

Why Pumpkinhead II is a Fun Monster Movie (But a Terrible Pumpkinhead Movie)

Pumpkinhead was not a big hit in theaters, but it never really had the chance to be. The film was held off for release for a couple of years...
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...
Child's Play 3

Why Child’s Play 3 Deserves More Love Than it Gets

Child’s Play is pretty well regarded as one of the major horror franchises. It ranks right up there with A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween and Friday the 13th....
Black Christmas

Five Horror Films from 1974 That Helped Define the Genre

The 1970's witnessed a massive change in the landscape of horror cinema. This was horror for a post-Vietnam world. The atomic age horrors were gone. Ancient ruined castles and...

Why Ghostbusters 2 is Actually Kind of Awesome

Ghostbusters 2 gets a lot of hate. I mean, it’s gotten hate for over twenty years, but all of that hate is flooding back now that there’s a new...
My Bloody Valentine 3D Movie Poster.

Why My Bloody Valentine 3D is More Important Than You Remember

My Bloody Valentine 3D is an important movie, maybe even in spite of itself. However, for me to properly explain why, you need to come on a journey with...

Why Bob Clark’s Deathdream is an Overlooked Classic

This past week I checked out the 1972 Canadian horror film Deathdream, also known as Dead of Night. It was produced and directed by Bob Clark. You may be familiar...

Back to the ’80s: Dario Argento’s Phenomena

Welcome to Back to the ’80s. This recurring feature aims to take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly from horror’s most beloved decade. Regardless of...
Creepshow 2 1987

Why Creepshow 2 is an Unexpectedly Balanced Anthology

While the anthology movie is a great and unsung type of horror feature, films of that type usually have the same set of problems. They rarely balance out the stories in a...