30 Fun Facts About “Misery”

Long before the internet or social media, the very best example of a toxic fandom was that of Annie Wilkes in Stephen King’s 1987 novel “Misery”. Three years later and it got the cinematic treatment.  30 years later and it’s considered nothing short of a classic.  So on its 30 anniversary, we thought it would be fitting to look at 30 fun facts about Misery! … Continue reading 30 Fun Facts About “Misery”

“Don’t Listen” – Movie Review

Anyone familiar with paranormal investigating will certainly recognized the term electronic voice phenomena (EVP).  However, for the casual horror fan, there really hasn’t been a major movie that exclusively dealt with it since 2005’s White Noise, starring Michael Keaton.  The latest Netflix original Don’t Listen (aka Voices in its original Spanish title) uses EVP to explore grief, loss, and the supernatural. Family Tragedy Following the … Continue reading “Don’t Listen” – Movie Review

How the “Annabelle” Trilogy Got Better with Each Movie

Without a doubt, the most iconic visual to come out of 2013’s The Conjuring was that of the creepy Annabelle doll.  Its story serves as the film’s prologue, and it does a great job of both introducing Ed and Lorraine Warren, while also setting up an unsettling tone. So it wasn’t a really a surprise that Warner Brothers announced an Annabelle spinoff.  From it spawned … Continue reading How the “Annabelle” Trilogy Got Better with Each Movie

30 Fun Facts About “It” (1990)

One of the most iconic images that comes to mind when we think of scary clowns is that of Pennywise from Stephen King’s “It”.  At a whopping 1200+ page count, it’s his second longest novel (just behind “The Stand”), and seemed nearly impossible to adapt to film. But in 1990, we saw King’s terrifying story brought to the small screen in a TV movie/miniseries starring … Continue reading 30 Fun Facts About “It” (1990)

Scott Derrickson and the Art of Blending Horror with Other Genres

Few directors have had the consistently strong track record of Scott Derrickson, particularly in such a short period of time. Getting his start with 2000’s Hellraiser: Inferno (one of the better direct to video sequels of that franchise), he hit it big with the trifecta that was The Exorcism and Emily Rose, Sinister, and Deliver Us from Evil, one after another (with a remake of … Continue reading Scott Derrickson and the Art of Blending Horror with Other Genres

25 Fun Facts About “Castle Freak”

A couple in a strained marriage with a blind daughter discovers that they’ve inherited a castle in Italy which is a home to a mutated relative they didn’t know existed…what could go wrong? For those who enjoy cult horror, and those who watched the first season of Shudder’s The Last Drive in with Joe Bob Briggs know just how bizarre 1995’s Castle Freak is.  Few … Continue reading 25 Fun Facts About “Castle Freak”

Why Jason Vorhees Isn’t Evil, Just Sadly Misunderstood

Among the squad of slasher villains, there is one that remains supreme, at least in body count that is.  Jason Vorhees has 160 confirmed kills over the course of 11 films.  And yet, despite topping other characters like Freddy Krueger or Michael Myers, Jason is quite different from the rest. He’s not the boogeyman or embodiment of evil like Myers, nor is he a former … Continue reading Why Jason Vorhees Isn’t Evil, Just Sadly Misunderstood

“Lingering” – Movie Review

The past often has a way to haunt us for many years to come.  Whether this haunting is literal in supernatural form, or a figurative haunting in the form of past trauma, it can hold a dominion over the present.  Shudder’s latest original film from South Korea, The Lingering taps into both. Haunted Hotel We begin with a young woman taking custody of her child … Continue reading “Lingering” – Movie Review

How “Happy Death Day” was more Creative and Clever Than It Should Have Been

Given its derivative premise and PG-13 rating, it was incredibly tempting for horror fans to roll their eyes and quickly forget about 2017’s Happy Death Day.  And the film could have just as easily have “lived down” to these expectations. Instead, it wound up being an instant cult classic.  So as writer/director Christopher Landon releases his next film Freaky this week, let’s take a look … Continue reading How “Happy Death Day” was more Creative and Clever Than It Should Have Been

30 Fun Facts About “Child’s Play 2”

You can’t keep a Good Guy down, which seems to be true of sequels.  Following the success of 1988’s Child’s Play, a sequel was inevitable, and the result was 1990’s Child’s Play 2. Considered by many franchise fans to be even better than the original, this sequel took ideas the first movie only toyed with, and ran with them. In a series that’s still going … Continue reading 30 Fun Facts About “Child’s Play 2”