40 Fun Facts About “The House on Sorority Row”

Following the success of Halloween, the slasher subgenre saw a massive boom in the late 1970s/early 1980s.  Every holiday was getting its own slasher, as were summer camps, of course college campuses.  The entire slasher model was based around a killer killing off young people, so colleges seemed like the perfect place to set them. One such result was 1982’s House of Sorority Row.  A … Continue reading 40 Fun Facts About “The House on Sorority Row”

Terror Train vs. New Year’s Evil

Two early slashers, two New Year’s Eve parties, two movies that turned 40 this year, there’s oddly a lot in common between Terror Train and New Year’s Evil.  Neither are quite as well-known as other slasher classics, but they both capitalized on New Year’s Eve, a holiday which doesn’t get as much attention in cinema, and they both did so in the very same year. … Continue reading Terror Train vs. New Year’s Evil

Reacting to the Original Reviews of “The Shining” from 1980 [VIDEO]

Considered by many to be among the greatest horror films ever made, The Shining‘s significance in horror and pop culture can’t be overstated.  Upon its release in May of 1980 however, critics weren’t very kind to it. For many, they simply didn’t get what Kubrick was trying to do, and judged it by conventional film standards (and there’s absolutely nothing conventional about that movie). So, … Continue reading Reacting to the Original Reviews of “The Shining” from 1980 [VIDEO]

40 Fun Facts About “Friday the 13th”

Jason Vorhees may not have quite been first, but he’s still one of the most iconic horror villains in history. Even non-horror fans recognized his hockey mask and machete. Jason even famously has the highest kill count of any slasher villain, even more than Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers. But long before he was an enduring symbol of the slasher genre, it all began with … Continue reading 40 Fun Facts About “Friday the 13th”

40 Fun Facts About “The Fog”

There’s been a constant debate among horror fans whenever the question of John Carpenter’s greatest film comes up.  Some say Halloween, others say The Thing, while some even point to They Live or Escape from New York. But The Fog has always remained an underrated gem of his.  And now with it celebrating its 40th anniversary, we thought it would be fun to take a … Continue reading 40 Fun Facts About “The Fog”