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A scene from "Teen Wolf" (1985)

Five Reasons Why “Teen Wolf” (1985) is Totally Tubular!

Family friendly horror comedies are generally hit and miss — and the glut of ho-hum and just plain crappy sub-sub-genre offerings from the 1980s proves it. Wicked Stepmother, Haunted Honeymoon, My Bes...

Poltergeist - Horror movies that are surprisingly family friendly - Movies you can watch with your non-horror loving parents

How Poltergeist Destroyed the American Dream (And Why That’s Great)

Filmmakers in the 1980s had a serious obsession with the American dream. Part of it, I think, was due to the fetish-like obsession with ‘50s Americana. People wanted a very Norman Rockwell view of mid...

madballs are making a comeback.

Madballs Being Relaunched, Animated Specials on the Way!

Last year we heard the exciting news that those squishy, monstrous Madballs from the 1980’s were making a comeback. Well, it looks like that comeback is back with a bang! American Greetings Entertainm...

Ten Hidden Horror Gems from the 1980s that Need to be Rediscovered

Horror films really hit their stride in the 1980s. The creative minds went wild and the practical effects from that era were some of the best ever committed to celluloid. The ’80s brought a seri...

They Live - Horror films that satirize Regan-era America

10 Horror Films That Satirize Reagan-America

When surveying history from a media-centric approach, it is too easy to fall prey to vast oversimplifications. In regards to horror cinema–-a genre that oftentimes sees fit to hold a mirror up to soci...

The Exorcist and Satanic Ritual Abuse

It is a natural human instinct to fear the unknown. Fearing the dark corners of caverns, or a strange animal species, in the first moments of human existence kept the species alive and away from dange...

Why Shocker was a surprisingly personal movie for wes craven

Why Shocker Was a Surprisingly Personal Movie for Wes Craven

Shocker, in some ways, feels like Wes Craven’s most commercial movie. The first thing that everyone usually points out, once they get done complimenting the soundtrack, is that it was a clear attempt ...