Rob Zombie’s “Munsters” vs. Tim Burton’s “Wednesday”

This Fall saw the return of two incredibly popular gothic families to the small screen.  Both were the basis of sitcoms from the 1960’s, both were Halloween icons, both were being adapted by very iconic/divisive directors whose reputations among fans aren’t what they used to be, both were shot in Eastern Europe, and finally both were being released directly to Netflix in September and November … Continue reading Rob Zombie’s “Munsters” vs. Tim Burton’s “Wednesday”

“The Menu” – Equals Parts Brutal Horror and Dark Comedy (Spoiler Free Review)

To some food is nothing more than the fuel we use to keep going.  To others, it is a precious art form that gives life itself.  Whether you consider yourself a foodie, food snob, or someone who doesn’t think much about food at all, The Menu is a film that probably has a character like you.  Using an incredibly dark and sarcastic sense of humor, … Continue reading “The Menu” – Equals Parts Brutal Horror and Dark Comedy (Spoiler Free Review)

“How to Be a Serial Killer” – An Underrated Satire Gem

With the advent of found footage, fake documentaries have been an established staple of the horror genre.  Going all the way back to 1980’s Cannibal Holocaust, we have horror films that purport to be “real” pieces of documentary filmmaking.  However, you typically don’t find many mockumentaries in the horror genre. While technically anything found footage could be considered mockumentary, the term is most commonly associated … Continue reading “How to Be a Serial Killer” – An Underrated Satire Gem

20 Fun Facts About “Bubba Ho-Tep”

There’s a charm and joy to B-movie horror that you don’t quite get with other genres.  It’s low budget, it’s campy, but it’s all done intentionally so and you can really tell that the people making it had a blast doing so. One movie that perfectly encapsulates all it means to be a B-movie is 2002’s Bubba Ho-Tep.  Written and Directed by Don Coscarelli (Phantasm), … Continue reading 20 Fun Facts About “Bubba Ho-Tep”

Rob Zombie Keeps True to Original “Munsters” in New Teaser Trailer

Well known for his brutally violent, gleefully gory, and downright despicable movies, Rob Zombie shocked the world when he announced that he would be writing and directing a modern adaptation of The Munsters TV series from the 60’s. Zombie himself has long been a fan of the show, even featuring it in one of his movies on a TV screen.  Despite this, it seemed strange … Continue reading Rob Zombie Keeps True to Original “Munsters” in New Teaser Trailer

5 Reasons “Full Moon High” is the Best Werewolf Parody

There are plenty of great werewolf films out there to watch, enjoy and be scared by. But when it comes to comedic parodies of the werewolf mythos, none can hold a fang to the over-the-top 1981 horror-comedy gem Full Moon High. Written, directed and produced by Larry Cohen (The Stuff, Q: The Winged Serpent), Full Moon High is the perfect blend of horror and humor … Continue reading 5 Reasons “Full Moon High” is the Best Werewolf Parody

“Dark Shadows” 10 Years Later – The End of the Burton/Depp Era

Between The Addams Family, The Munsters, and Dark Shadows, the 1960’s seemed to be a highpoint for lighthearted “horror” based TV shows.  While the first two were more sitcom-based, Dark Shadows took the soap opera approach and remained a popular TV show.  So when it was announced that Tim Burton was doing a movie adaptation, fans were both intrigued but apprehensive. Casting his familiar actors … Continue reading “Dark Shadows” 10 Years Later – The End of the Burton/Depp Era

“Fresh” – Movie Review

For anyone who’s delved into the modern online dating scene, they can attest to the horrors it can bring (along with hilarity from time to time).  It begs the question if meeting someone in person and doing things the “old fashioned way” truly was better.  Hulu’s latest original horror movie Fresh takes this idea and runs with it into incredibly dark territory! Too Good to … Continue reading “Fresh” – Movie Review

“Studio 666” – Movie Review

Since the days of Tipper Gore and her Parents Music Resource Center, rock music has always been associated with devil worship.  Films like Trick or Treat (1986), The Lords of Salem, and Black Roses played into that fear, as did Tenacious D (albeit in a more satirical way). So when it was announced that Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters were starring … Continue reading “Studio 666” – Movie Review

25 Fun Facts About “The Frighteners”

Long before he was forever synonymous with Middle Earth and big budget fantasy, Peter Jackson (much like Sam Raimi) had a reputation for campy but fun horror. With films like Bad Taste and Meet the Feebles, Jackson was a leading voice in indie horror.  So a few years before he went all in with Tolkien, he co-wrote and directed one last horror comedy, that many … Continue reading 25 Fun Facts About “The Frighteners”