30 Fun Facts About “It” (1990)

One of the most iconic images that comes to mind when we think of scary clowns is that of Pennywise from Stephen King’s “It”.  At a whopping 1200+ page count, it’s his second longest novel (just behind “The Stand”), and seemed nearly impossible to adapt to film. But in 1990, we saw King’s terrifying story brought to the small screen in a TV movie/miniseries starring … Continue reading 30 Fun Facts About “It” (1990)

“32 Malasaña Street” – Movie Review

The haunted house genre remains one of the oldest staples of horror itself, dating back to things like Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher”.  In a more modern sense, they can challenging to pull off simply because they’ve been done to death (no pun intended). However with a strong sense of atmosphere, and a whole lot of dread, 32 Malasaña Street … Continue reading “32 Malasaña Street” – Movie Review

Why “The Unborn” Never Really Took Off

Back in 2009, The Unborn debuted to a quiet January release, with legitimate box office success, but very mixed reviews.  It aimed to be a creepy supernatural thriller aimed at teens (with its PG-13 rating), but never fulfilled the potential it had.  The film was filled with great ideas that just never developed into the amazing piece of horror it could have been. A Different … Continue reading Why “The Unborn” Never Really Took Off

Ranking Every “Paranormal Activity” Movie

Given its genre dominance over the last decade, it’s hard to imagine a time before found footage was everywhere.  While other movies like Cannibal Holocaust and The Blair Witch Project had used the style before, it really was Paranormal Activity that boosted it into popularity for the decade to come. Not only was it the most popular horror movie of the year, but it was … Continue reading Ranking Every “Paranormal Activity” Movie

30 Fun Facts About “The Exorcist III”

For over 40 years, The Exorcist has been considered by many to be the greatest and most frightening horror film ever made. Its reputation is unlike any other. However, its sequel The Exorcist II: The Heretic is remembered as one of the worst horror movie and most unnecessary sequels in history. The third entry in the series is another story entirely. Serving as more of … Continue reading 30 Fun Facts About “The Exorcist III”

“Viy”: The Only Horror Movie from the Soviet Union

While horror is a word often associated with the many atrocities and abuses suffered in the Soviet Union, horror itself is not something that the nation wanted to promote, at least not in cinema. When looking up horror films from Russia, it’s quite surprising to find that between the few silent pictures in the 1920’s and the slight boost in the 2000’s, there were virtually … Continue reading “Viy”: The Only Horror Movie from the Soviet Union

What Do Creepypastas Tell Us About Ourselves?

With the Sony’s Slenderman film, as well as SyFy’s Channel Zero, it’s difficult to argue that creepypastas haven’t gone fully mainstream. While folktales and urban legends have been around for centuries, the nature of the internet and social media has allowed these new web versions to go viral much faster than ever before. Because of this, many more people are aware of them and are … Continue reading What Do Creepypastas Tell Us About Ourselves?

Penny Dreadful – City of Angels: “Santa Muerte” Review

Penny Dreadful was a delightfully dark and macabre piece of gothic television that perfectly captured the spirit of old school horror. In many ways, it was the “shared universe” of classic monsters that Universal’s failed “Dark Universe” should have been (in fact I wrote an entire piece on that). So it came with surprise, excitement, and a bit of apprehension when Showtime announced they were … Continue reading Penny Dreadful – City of Angels: “Santa Muerte” Review

“0.0 MHz” – Movie Review

The latest Shudder original, 0.0 MHz is a fascinating gem of Korean horror cinema. While on the surface it’s nothing more than a typical supernatural thriller, it ends up being an interesting amalgamation of many different horror tropes and subgenres. Some work, some don’t. To find out which is which, let’s take a closer listen to 0.0 MHz. Evil Dead Meets Asian Horror We follow … Continue reading “0.0 MHz” – Movie Review

Recommendations from Shudder’s Hotline – Week 3

Another week, another hotline call, another list of 4 awesome horror movies! As we all try to stay busy in quarantine, Shudder just continued their Halfway to Halloween Hotline for its third week (only 1 more to go), and they didn’t disappoint! Every Friday in April (from 3-4pm EST), you call the hotline number, speak directly with one of their curators, discuss what your preferences … Continue reading Recommendations from Shudder’s Hotline – Week 3