“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

“Morbius” – A Remarkably Unremarkable Sony/Marvel Horror Movie [Review]

Following an unprecedented 7 release date delays, the world is finally getting to see Sony/Marvel’s Morbius with Jared Leto.  And after 2 years of time to build anticipation, it’s unfortunate that the movie we got is merely just okay. Not great, but not outright terrible either.  Morbius feels like the absolute epitome of “meh”.  The only thing remarkable about it is in how truly unremarkable … Continue reading “Morbius” – A Remarkably Unremarkable Sony/Marvel Horror Movie [Review]

20 Fun Facts About “Blade II”

While we all await with anticipation for Blade to make his MCU debut, we can enjoy the trilogy of movies in which Wesley Snipes brought the character to life.  The first film gets all the good attention, the third one gets all the infamous attention, but Blade II is often overlooked in conversation.  So in honor of its 20th anniversary today, we thought it would … Continue reading 20 Fun Facts About “Blade II”

Nosferatu: 100 Years Later

Vampires are such an iconic component to monster horror and horror in general.  They’ve essentially become their own subgenre, and to think it all goes back to a single novel and historical figure (who’s still a national hero in Romania today).  And while Bela Lugosi is and always will be the first person you think of when you hear Dracula, he was not the first … Continue reading Nosferatu: 100 Years Later

“The Queen of the Damned” 20 Years Later: Is It as Bad as We Remember?

Long before the days of Twilight and The Vampire Diaries, Anne Rice’s “Vampire Chronicles” novels were among the first to really humanize vampires and make audiences sympathize with and follow them as the protagonists.  When the first cinematic adaptation came in 1994, Interview with a Vampire was both critically acclaimed and a financial success, even scoring Oscar nominations. However, the next theatrical venture didn’t go … Continue reading “The Queen of the Damned” 20 Years Later: Is It as Bad as We Remember?

“Dead & Beautiful” – Movie Review

Vampires have always been the most glamorized of horror movie monsters.  Going back to the seductive nature of Bela Lugosi’s Dracula, to the teen heartthrobs in films like The Lost Boys, Twilight, as well as Vampire Diaries TV show, vampires have an elegance and desirable quality to them. They’re the only “monster” that can pull off being perceived as sexy and cool, and Shudder’s latest … Continue reading “Dead & Beautiful” – Movie Review

American Horror Story: “Gaslight” Review

Following an episode that halted the season’s momentum in a way that wasn’t entirely justified.  The latest from American Horror Story: Red Tide got us back on track.  The longest episode of the season thus far is aptly titled “Gaslight”.  Storywise, there’s a lot happening.  It’s simultaneously intriguing, while also sending a few mixed messages… Warning: Spoilers Ahead Sibling RivalryOpening with Doris giving birth to … Continue reading American Horror Story: “Gaslight” Review

“A Discovery of Witches” Season 2 Episode 7 Review

Now officially married (and consummated) Diana and Matthew continue on to Central Europe on their quest to find the incredibly important book they’ve been looking for all series long.  All this and more on the next episode of A Discovery of Witches! (Spoilers Ahead – You’ve Been Warned) Bohemian Rhapsody After making amends with his father, Matthew and Diana make their way to Bohemia (modern … Continue reading “A Discovery of Witches” Season 2 Episode 7 Review

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”

25 Fun Facts About “From Dusk Till Dawn”

Horror movies are the only ones that almost have to pretend to be a different genre for the first act, before the horror sets in.  Many slashers start out as teen comedies, then the killing begins.  Perhaps no movie has pulled this switch off better than 1996’s From Dusk Till Dawn. It spends roughly half the runtime as a tense crime thriller, and then we … Continue reading 25 Fun Facts About “From Dusk Till Dawn”