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Hellraiser. Pinhead is the master of torture and pain in Clive Barker's Hellraiser.

Hellraiser – Making Beauty Out of Body Horror

Hellraiser is what cemented Clive Barker as a powerhouse figure in the horror genre. It is as revolutionary and as visionary as the movies that John Carpenter, Wes Craven and Tobe Hoper used to propel...

Trespassers Will Be Violated: Revisiting Scarecrows

Scarecrows was an almost entirely forgotten 1980’s horror movie until it was released on DVD a couple years ago. Now it’s gained a bit of a cult following and is gearing up fro a Blu-Ray release via S...

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Friday the 13th – The Final Chapter: The Essential Jason Movie

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. Of course the film turned out to not be as the title promised. But nonetheless it is a fan-favorite and an essential slasher...

Jeremy Capello in My Best Friend is a Vampire

Overlooked and Underrated: My Best Friend is a Vampire

There’s some talent involved with this low budget horror comedy (including a very early, small role for Kathy Bates), but nobody remembers it. The movie is fun in a campy and somewhat stupid way. But ...

Why Argento’s Inferno is an Underrated and Intelligent Sequel

Dario Argento’s pseudo-sequel to Suspiria is a gem but it is often overlooked or outright dismissed when the conversation turns to the director’s classic works. Inferno is a beautifully ph...

Evil Dead series. The Evil Dead 1981 movie directed by Sam Raimi. Poster for Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead.

Remake Comparison – Evil Dead

The Evil Dead remake is tough to compare with the original film because it is a very different movie—even a very different kind of movie—despite having the original creators involved. It’s also not a ...

8-Bit Jason - NECA to Release Friday the 13th Video Game Replica Mask

NECA to Release Friday the 13th Video Game Replica Mask

[soliloquy id=”9094″] Good news for memorabilia collectors and fans of the awesomely bad 8-bit Friday the 13th video game. NECA made the announcement at SanDiego Comic Con that they would ...

Poster for Richard Franklin's Road Games.

Road Games Retrospective – A Hitchcockian Suspense Thriller

[soliloquy id=”4757″] Quid is a long haul truck driver working in the Southern Hemisphere. To stay alert and keep his brain active, he plays road games with himself while he is traveling. ...

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