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Assault on Precinct 13

Why ‘Assault on Precinct 13’ is a Classic Horror Movie (Without Actually *Being* a Horror Movie)

Assault on Precinct 13 is 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 surely has its me...

Serpent and the Rainbow - non traditional zombie films that broke the mold

‘The Serpent and the Rainbow’ is Wes Craven’s Most Underrated Movie

The Serpent and the Rainbow is based on anthropologist Wade Davis’ autobiography and as a result, claims to be entirely true. Whether it is or not doesn’t really matter because it makes for one ...

horror sequels nobody asked for

Horror Sequels Nobody Asked For

Horror sequels are everywhere. They always have been. While every other filmmaking trend comes and goes, the sequel always survives. If a film is even modestly successful, a follow-up effort becomes s...

Basket Case 1982

Why Basket Case is a Bizarre, Sleazy, Cheap Horror Film that is Still Absurdly Entertaining

I have to admit, while I’ve long been familiar with Basket Case, having always seen it in the video store growing up, I didn’t actually watch it until very adulthood. And when I finally saw it, ...


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 has spanned several decades. Those that have seen it usually spea...

Psycho - 60s horror movies that hold up surprisingly well

Eight Truly Classic ’60s Horror Films That Still Hold Up

For most fans, the 1960s were a transition point between the classical horror era and the more realistic modern era that began with titles like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Last House on the L...

Cujo - Donna from Cujo

Why ‘Cujo’ is a Hauntingly Plausible Classic

Directed by Lewis Teague (just coming off another rampaging animal movie, Alligator, at the time) Cujo tells the story of a St. Bernard that goes rabid after chasing a rabbit into a cave inhabited by ...

Vampire Classics

Not Counting the Count: Noteworthy Vampire Classics That Aren’t Dracula

Bram Stoker’s brilliant epistolary novel has terrified readers and inspired artists of all stripes since the 1890s. But Dracula isn’t the only blood-thirsty night-prowler who’s been around since Queen...

Five Horror Movies That Set LGBTQ+ Rights Back

In honor of Pride 2021, we’re looking at the queer horror canon that most set the movement back. Here are five films, in particular, that portray the LGBTQIA community in a poor light.  How many have ...

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