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The Babyface killer from Dave Parker's 2009 meta slasher The Hills Run Red.

The Hills Run Red is a Criminally Underrated Slasher [Quarantine Retrospective]

While we’re on lockdown, I’ll be working on a series of retrospectives as I watch through my library. Many will be films I love but I may veer into less favorable territory from time to time to keep t...

Cherry Darling (Rose McGowan) in the 2007 Robert Rodriguez grindhouse throwback Planet Terror.

Planet Terror is a Neo-Grindhouse Classic [Retrospective]

This homage to the grindhouse cinema of the ‘70s is set in the present but it has plenty of throwbacks to the days of the drive-in cinema. The crackling picture, the exploitative nature of the film, m...

Early slasher movies that should have become classics - The Burning -Shameless ripoffs that gave the original a run for its money

Early Slasher Movies That Should Have Become Classics

There are not a lot of slasher movies that have become classics in the horror genre. Psycho is widely thought of as the grand-daddy of the sub-genre and is viewed as one of the best horror titles of a...

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 Gothic chillers si...

Horrifying Visions, Betrayal and Familiar Faces in Stranger Things: SIX #2

Y’all. Y’all! Things are really heating up in the new issue of Stranger Things: SIX. Just when I thought I couldn’t love this sinister prequel anymore we get a delightfully weird tri...

Why Ghostbusters 2 is Actually Kind of Awesome

Ghostbusters 2 gets a lot of hate. I mean, it’s gotten hate for the past thirty years. And yeah, as you could tell by the title, I’m here to explain to you why Ghostbusters 2, the black sheep of the f...

Slick in Prom Night

Prom Night (1980) is an Average Revenge-Soaked Slasher [Retrospective]

The accidental death of a young girl is so haunting to the killer in Prom Night (1980), that six years after the event, he strikes out and seeks vigilante justice against the group of friends involved...

horror sequels nobody asked for

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 get a sequel. And t...

Mosquito

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 is, but I always have friends co...

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