“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” 10 Years Later – A Campy, Fun Horror/Action Thriller

Who else remembers that odd trend in the early 2010’s when studios were putting out gritty, action-oriented adaptations of classic fairy tales?  This trend included 2011’s Red Riding Hood, 2012’s Snow White and the Hunstman (and its 2016 sequel), 2013’s Jack the Giant Slayer, as well as Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (also from 2013). The result was a much darker take on some of … Continue reading “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” 10 Years Later – A Campy, Fun Horror/Action Thriller

“Darkness Falls” 20 Years Later: The Killer Tooth Fairy Movie You Forgot Existed

If there’s one thing the horror genre is known for, it’s taking every single holiday, fairy tale, or beloved children’s icon and making it demented and terrifying.  We’ve had killer Santas, so in 2003 filmmakers tried to do the same with the tooth fairy and the result was Darkness Falls. Critics and audiences didn’t warm up to it at the time, and in the years … Continue reading “Darkness Falls” 20 Years Later: The Killer Tooth Fairy Movie You Forgot Existed

Chinese Horror Zodiac – Year of the Rabbit (2023)

Happy 2023 everyone! Man, it was an exciting year in 2022 to be a fan of horror movies and TV shows. With the likes of Scream (2022), Terrifier 2, Smile, The Black Phone, Studio 666, X, Pearl, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, Chucky Season 2 and The Last Drive-In Season 4, we had a buffet of delectable delights to choose from. And 2023 is … Continue reading Chinese Horror Zodiac – Year of the Rabbit (2023)

“The Following” 10 Years Later – A Violent Series Audiences Weren’t Ready For

Police procedurals are nothing new when it comes to television, going all the way back to the 1960’s and even before.  So with series like Law and Order, CSI, NCIS (and all of their collective spinoffs), and Criminal Minds, audiences were certainly familiar with crime thrillers about serial killers and the teams that try to apprehend them. However, when The Following premiered in January of … Continue reading “The Following” 10 Years Later – A Violent Series Audiences Weren’t Ready For

30 Fun Facts About “Leprechaun”

The early 90s was certainly a strange time for slashers.  The titan franchises like Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street had delved far into diminishing returns with their umpteenth sequels, and Scream would not breathe fresh life into the subgenre until 1996. The subsequent years gave birth to the only horror franchise associated with St. Patrick’s Day in March (despite being released in … Continue reading 30 Fun Facts About “Leprechaun”

The Visceral, Surrealist Nightmare That is 1981’s “Possession”

Released in 1981 and subsequently banned and added to the infamous “Video Nasty” list, Andrzej Zulawski’s Possession is a film that for a long time wasn’t the most accessible or easiest to get ahold of.  Thanks to Shudder, it’s now streaming as an exclusive on their platform, and for many fans who are watching it for the first time, they’re finding out just how bizarre, … Continue reading The Visceral, Surrealist Nightmare That is 1981’s “Possession”

25 Fun Facts About “Scream 2”

When it comes to horror sequels, they tend to be a dime a dozen and result in vastly diminishing returns very quickly.  One such sequel that broke the mold and remains highly regarded to this day is 1997’s Scream 2.  Against all odds (a very rushed schedule, numerous rewrites), it managed to be way better than anyone expected.  So in honor of its 25th anniversary … Continue reading 25 Fun Facts About “Scream 2”

“Carrie” 20 Years Later – The Adaptation You Forgot Existed

Not only was “Carrie” Stephen King’s first published novel, but it was also the first movie adaptation made of his work, and in the late 70’s, it’s very much what turned him into a household name for horror. So in the age of remakes, it was no surprise to see another adaptation of Carrie made in 2013 (along with several other King properties being adapted … Continue reading “Carrie” 20 Years Later – The Adaptation You Forgot Existed

20 Years Later: How “28 Days Later” Changed the Zombie Genre

We have George A. Romero to thank for creating what we now know as the modern zombie genre.  His 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead not only took the world by storm, but it established many of the tropes that we now associate with zombies.  Prior to that they were primarily associated with Hatian folklore. And while there were a slew of zombie films … Continue reading 20 Years Later: How “28 Days Later” Changed the Zombie Genre

Why “The Ring” Still Holds Up 20 Years Later

In terms of horror trends the 00’s decade is mostly associated with ultra-violent and gory “torture porn” films like the Saw and Hostel series.  However this very decade was also synonymous with another trend: American remakes of Asian horror films.  Beginning with the massive success of The Ring in 2002, the next few years saw the release of others like The Grudge, One Missed Call, … Continue reading Why “The Ring” Still Holds Up 20 Years Later