Poster for John Carpenter's The Thing

Why it Took Decades for The Thing to Become a Classic

John Carpenter’s The Thing is often heralded as his masterpiece. It really is one of his best, in addition to being one of the best sci-fi horrors, one of...
JD'S Revenge

Why J.D.’s Revenge is an Essential Blaxploitation Classic!

In honor of Black History Month, I decided to revisit one of my favorite Blaxploitation horrors, J.D.'s Revenge. Truth be told, I haven't watched a ton of Blaxploitation films, but this...
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...

Back to the ’80s: Chuck Norris in Silent Rage

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 which category a particular...
Bloody Moon Movie 1981

Bloody Moon Is A Vintage Horror With Top Notch Gore

Bloody Moon opens with a disfigured man named Miguel. From the start you can't help but feel sorry for him. Not only is he sexually frustrated, but he's also misconceived....
Phantasm Ii

Why Phantasm II Was a Bigger, Better Action Epic That Nobody Saw Coming

Phantasm was a movie that came out of nowhere in 1979 and really took people by surprise. Nobody really knew what to do with it. It was full of...
Phantasm

Why Phantasm Works in All the Ways Movies Typically Fail

Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm is a mostly undisputed genre classic. It’s an intense, atmospheric ‘70s horror that spawned a franchise that continues to this day with the upcoming Phantasm Ravager....
Friday the 13th Part III

How Friday the 13th Part III Was Almost Ruined by Its Own Gimmick

Friday the 13th Part III is one of the most beloved entries in the series canon. It’s an incredibly important feature to the overall franchise, as it is the...
Leatherface. The popular Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie directed by Tobe Hooper.

“What happened is true” Revisiting The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

In some ways, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is the first modern horror movie. In some even deeper ways, it may be possible to consider it as the first modern...

Back to the ’80s: Why Cutting Class Should Have Done Its Homework

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 which...
Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

Sleepaway Camp II: Why Now is the Time to Make it a Cult Classic

When I saw the first Sleepaway Camp, which was a blind buy in college after hearing its reputation, I didn’t really have the option of seeing the sequels. They...
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...
A Nightmare on Elm Street - The Weird Unspoken Double Standard of Horror Movies

The Five Best and Four Worst Entries in the Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise

Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of the greatest horror movies ever made. That statement should be a given, but somehow there are still plenty who question...
Cape Fear

Horror in Black and White: Cape Fear (1962)

Horror movies come in all shapes, sizes, and even colors. As we all eagerly anticipate the next new thing coming in genre film, it’s important that we not forget...
Virginia playing spider with Peter tied up in a chair in Spider Baby

Horror in Black and White: Spider Baby (1968)

Horror movies come in all shapes, sizes, and even colors. As we all eagerly anticipate the next new thing coming in genre film, it's important that we not forget...