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Creepshow

How Creepshow Perfectly Recaptures the EC Comics

The EC comics of the 1950’s were revolutionary. In some ways, they were the decade’s only source of horror. On screen, nearly all horror was science fiction, to at least some degree. There was no sepa...

Dawn of the Dead

Four of the Most Innovative FX-Driven Horror Movies

The 1980’s was a decade of completely innovative practical effects work. Makeup artists were actually becoming known in the horror genre. There was a sort of stardom among fans for the people who crea...

How The Burning Beat Friday the 13th At its Own Game

After the success of Halloween, Sean Cunningham—in attempt to recreate that success—directed Friday the 13th. From there, the slasher craze of the early 1980’s was born. Movies like Terror Train, Prom...

Tom Savini

Exclusive Interview: Tom Savini Talks Friday the 13th: The Game and More

Tom Savini is an absolute legend in the world of horror. Beginning his career by establishing himself as one of the premier makeup artists of all time, he created shocking gore scenes and creatures fo...

Tales from the Darkside.

Eight Creepy Tales from the Darkside Episodes That Still Stand Out

Even after being turned into a feature film and nearly being rebooted for the CW this past year, Tales from the Darkside is an anthology show that I still think never got the credit it deserved. It ha...

Night of the Living Dead

How the Night of the Living Dead Remake Fixed the Major Issue of the Original

George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is an absolute classic. It’s one of the films that truly defined the genre. It created a sub-genre that we’ve come to know as the modern zombie movie, although...

David Copperfield - How magic influenced my love of horror movies

How Magic Influenced My Love of Horror Movies

As a kid, I loved magic. I don’t mean the kind of magic that witches or sorcerers perform, I mean like actual magicians. The amazing illusionists that would saw women in half or make elephants d...

Tales from the Darkside

Tales from the Darkside Episodes That Still Give Us the Creeps

Tales from the Darkside is one of the best horror anthology series ever made. Yet it is also a bit of an underdog. It didn’t have the mega success of Tales from the Crypt and it’s not a widely regarde...

Late Phases poster.

Exploring Why Audiences Fell Out of Love With Practical FX

In the 1980’s, makeup effects artists like Tom Savini, Stan Winston, Dick Smith, Kevin Yagher, Rick Baker and Rob Bottin were the superstars of the industry. In the 1990’s, it was KNB. Young readers o...

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