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Deathdream

Deathdream and the Horrors of War

Most people have probably heard the tale of “The Monkey’s Paw” in one form or another. The 1902 short story by W. W. Jacobs revolves around a mysterious monkey’s paw with the ability to grant three wi...

How Mario Bava Set the Template for American Slashers

It’s no secret that the early slasher films were heavily influenced by the Italian giallo movies. These were very similar features, albeit slightly more sophisticated—yet gorier—versions of the same t...

Jaws

Jaws at 40: The Shark is Still Working

It was one of the biggest, most influential horror movies of all time. It was the first blockbuster. But more than that, it will always be remembered for being the film that made people stop going in ...

The Last House on the Left

It’s Only a Movie: Why Wes Craven’s Last House on the Left is a Brutal Take on the Post-Nuclear Family

It’s no coincidence that Wes Craven’s first feature film is also among his most brutal. Craven had a very repressed Christian upbringing. And there was no real way for him to take in too much violent ...

Tobe Hooper

Disaster/Artist: The Mind-Boggling Career of Tobe Hooper

Of all the masters of horror, Tobe Hooper has the most confounding career. He’s done enough to earn the title, but not enough to stand comfortably beside contemporaries like John Carpenter and Wes Cra...

Five Great Horror Movies That Were Critical Disasters When First Released

There are many horror films in the genre’s long history that are now lauded as classics. But they weren’t always. Some movies that are beloved now were critical disasters when they were first re...

Cover art from the criterion release of Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now.

Don’t Look Now is Getting a Criterion Re-release!

Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 giallo-esque horror picture Don’t Look Now is getting a Criterion release. The film has been out of print for a spell but fortunately Criterion plans to rectify that wi...

Five VHS Only Horror Movies that Need a DVD Release

With horror film collecting at an all-time high, more people are getting into a wider selection of older and more obscure horror titles. It’s a day and age where a collector’s edition of B...

Blu-ray box art for Jeff Lieberman's Squirm.

‘Squirm’ Wiggles its Way to Blu-ray – Specs Announced

[soliloquy id=”8689″] Jeff Lieberman’s Squirm is heading for limited edition Blu-ray release courtesy of genre film sub-label Scream Factory! The release date has been set for 10/28/...