“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”

The Absurd Hilarity of “PG: Psycho Goreman”

What has the absurdity of a Troma film, the costumes of a Power Rangers movie, and a nihilistic sense of humor that would make Friedrich Nietzsche cringe?  The answer is Shudder’s latest exclusive movie, Psycho Goreman! Best Friends Forever In the spirit of E.T. (and it’s ripoff Mac and Me), Psycho Goreman deals with the adorable and inseparable bond between a child and an extra-terrestrial … Continue reading The Absurd Hilarity of “PG: Psycho Goreman”

“Hocus Pocus 2” is Officially Coming to Disney+ Fall 2022

Get your cauldrons, spell books and broomsticks (or vacuum cleaners) ready, because the long awaited sequel to Hocus Pocus is coming to Disney+ next fall! 30+ Years in the Making Since its release in August (yes you read that right) in 1993, Hocus Pocus has remained a cult classic for fans of Disney and Halloween alike.  Given that it was originally meant to be a … Continue reading “Hocus Pocus 2” is Officially Coming to Disney+ Fall 2022

How Tobe Hooper Made the Perfect Horror Sequel with “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2”

Following up a genre-defining classic is no easy task, especially when that sequel is released 10+ years later.  But that’s exactly what Tobe Hooper did when he directed the sequel to his own slasher classic, and gave us all The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 in 1986. In what very easily could have been another subpar sequel (that’s unfortunately very common), Hooper avoided falling into this … Continue reading How Tobe Hooper Made the Perfect Horror Sequel with “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2”

15 Fun Facts About “Slither”

Long before he was writing/directing billion dollar MCU blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn made a name for himself in horror with low budget exploitation-esque movies that fit right in during the grotesque phase of the mid-2000s. His most famous (or infamous) pre-MCU movie was that of 2006’s Slither.  It’s both a satire of and love letter to gross, low budget gory horror … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “Slither”

Ranking Every “Leprechaun” Movie

To say the Leprechaun franchise is bizarre would be a gross understatement.  But in the shortage of St. Patrick’s Day themed horror movies, this series is really all this holiday has.  While none of these movies could be called good, there’s a B-movie charm to them that can’t be denied. For the most part they’re not trying to be “cinematic”, they’re just trying to be … Continue reading Ranking Every “Leprechaun” Movie

The Bizarre Brilliance of “Vampire’s Kiss”

Nicholas Cage is synonymous with his absurd antics on camera, as well as the endless debate of whether he’s a good or bad actor (he’s actually both simultaneously).  But in the 1980’s his reputation was more “normal” and “straight edge”.  That was until the release of 1988’s Vampire’s Kiss, a movie that has been immortalized with memes, and remains a fan favorite as far as … Continue reading The Bizarre Brilliance of “Vampire’s Kiss”