Back to the ’80s: Scream for Help Will Make You Scream for Help

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...
Invaders from Mars

Why Tobe Hooper’s Invaders from Mars is So Much Fun In Spite of Itself

People love to complain about remakes. It’s the go-to complaint of the modern horror fan. But even those people, hopefully, would admit that the 1980s was a great time...

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...
Diabolique

Horror in Black and White: Diabolique (1955)

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...

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...
Nekromantik

Nekromantik: Grimy and Gross or Surprisingly Sincere?

The ‘70s and ‘80s were a time when horror was focused heavily on pushing boundaries, especially in the foreign market. Films like Cannibal Holocaust, Cannibal Ferox, Salome and most...
Angst

Angst is a Hidden Gem of Banned Cinema

For me, the most unsettling films are those that subject you to the mind of a killer and force you to follow their every move, almost as though you...
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...
Mosquito

Why Mosquito is a Shameless, Goofy Good Time

If there’s one low budget monster movie that people my age tend to remember, even if they’re not necessarily horror fans, it’s Mosquito. I can’t really fathom why that...
Silent Night, Deadly Night

Why Silent Night, Deadly Night Works Way Better Than it Should

Silent Night, Deadly Night caused a huge outrage when it was released in 1984. In fact, it was probably among the biggest movie controversies of all time. It wasn’t...
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...
Alligator 1980

Why Alligator is a Jaws Ripoff that Works Way too Well

Jaws opened up the door for dozens, if not hundreds of imitators. It makes sense when you think about it. Jaws created the blockbuster, after all. It was the...

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...

Why Tobe Hooper’s Mortuary is an Overlooked Contemporary Classic

Jonathan Doyle is a teenager with a pissy attitude who moves half way across the country to a new town with his mother Leslie and little sister Jamie. Leslie purchased...
The Birds 2: Land's End

Mutant Snowmen and CHUDs Named Bud: Horror Sequels Nobody Asked For

Horror sequels are everywhere. They always have been. When every other kind of horror movie comes and goes, they survive. If something is even remoltely successful, it will usually...