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”

Revealer – Movie Review

What happens when you cross religious extremism, the 80s Satanic Panic, and an actual apocalyptic event?  The result is the latest Shudder Original film Revealer!  One part dark comedy, one part demonic horror, and one part heartfelt character study, Revealer uses its limited budget and scope to its advantages to create a truly personal and isolated approach to a global terrifying event. The End of … Continue reading Revealer – Movie Review

How You Can be Part of “In Search of Darkness Part III”

When it comes to decades of horror, the 1980’s remains the undisputed champion for the sheer amount of movies made, particularly when it came to slashers.  The 2019 documentary In Search of Darkness (and its sequel) delighted fans with a trip down memory lane, featuring interviews with countless actors/writers/directors who all had a hand in making these films. For those who loved the first two … Continue reading How You Can be Part of “In Search of Darkness Part III”

Recommendations from the Shudder Hotline Week 3 (Oct. 2021)

It’s October again, which means (other than it being the best month of the year) the Shudder Hotline is back!  Every Friday this month from 3-4pm ET (12-3pm PT) horror fans can call the hotline number and speak directly with Shudder curator Sam Zimmerman for personalized movie recommendations. It’s a truly unique service unlike anything offered by every other streaming service.  So just like we … Continue reading Recommendations from the Shudder Hotline Week 3 (Oct. 2021)

“The Howling” vs. “An American Werewolf in London”

It’s not very common that two classics featuring the same type of monster get released within mere months of each other.  But that was very much the case in 1981 when both Joe Dante’s The Howling and John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London both hit cinemas. Both films have certainly lived on to become well-loved classics, and while they are completely different in story, … Continue reading “The Howling” vs. “An American Werewolf in London”

35 Fun Facts About “Fright Night”

As slasher films dominated the 1980s, writer/director Tom Holland (not Spider-Man) sought to bring back the lore of old school monster movies, with a dose of self-aware humor. The result was 1985’s Fright Night, which remains a cult classic for many horror fans. It boasts memorable characters, impressive special effects/makeup, and a charm that would be nearly impossible to replicate today. So, in honor of … Continue reading 35 Fun Facts About “Fright Night”