20 Fun Facts About “Dagon”

We sadly lost Stuart Gordon in 2020, but his legacy includes a myriad of H.P. Lovecraft adaptations, including Re-Animator, From Beyond, and Castle Freak.  However when it comes to his Lovecraft adaptations, one that often gets overlooked is 2001’s Dagon. It’s a creepy and surreal tale (pun intended) that never quite got the recognition it deserves among mainstream horror fans.  So in honor of its … Continue reading 20 Fun Facts About “Dagon”

Creepshow: “Pipe Screams/Within the Walls of Madness” Review

Shudder’s second season of Creepshow continued this week with another pair of macabre tales; one involving ancient evil, the other involving simple greed and vengeance! Featuring performances from horror legends like Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, From Beyond, Castle Freak) and Denise Crosby (Pet Sematary, Dolly Dearest, The Walking Dead), both stories deliver in a grossly fun way that only Creepshow can! “Pipe Screams” Directed by Joe … Continue reading Creepshow: “Pipe Screams/Within the Walls of Madness” Review

“Castle Freak” (2020) – Movie Review

Remaking a beloved cult classic is no easy task.  But the latest reboot of Castle Freak (produced by the star of the original Barbara Crampton) takes a stab and winds up pulling off a really fun and incredibly disturbing adaptation of an old H.P. Lovecraft story.  It’s bold in its ambitions, but seems to pay off, for the most part. Changing the Story Up One … Continue reading “Castle Freak” (2020) – Movie Review

25 Fun Facts About “Castle Freak”

A couple in a strained marriage with a blind daughter discovers that they’ve inherited a castle in Italy which is a home to a mutated relative they didn’t know existed…what could go wrong? For those who enjoy cult horror, and those who watched the first season of Shudder’s The Last Drive in with Joe Bob Briggs know just how bizarre 1995’s Castle Freak is.  Few … Continue reading 25 Fun Facts About “Castle Freak”

35 Fun Facts About “Re-Animator”

Mad scientists have long been a staple of sci-fi/horror going back decades.  But none are as unapologetic or charismatic as Herbert West.  Re-Animator remains the perfect blend of fun B-movie camp with science gone wrong. There’s a reason that it remains a cult favorite 35 years later.  So in honor of its anniversary today, we thought it would be fitting to look at 35 fun … Continue reading 35 Fun Facts About “Re-Animator”

Making Sense of “Color Out of Space”

In many ways, it’s kind of surprising that a movie like Color Out of Space even happened. Director Richard Stanley had been coming off of a 24 year directing hiatus, and there hadn’t really been a “mainstream” H.P. Lovecraft adaptation since Dagon almost 20 years prior. But the stars (and other things) all aligned to produce this very strange film. One that people argue is … Continue reading Making Sense of “Color Out of Space”

Lovecraft Country: “Whitey’s on the Moon” Review

Week 2 of Lovecraft Country wasted no time delving deep into the mythical and supernatural. However, beneath this façade of elegance and opulence, lies something far more sinister! Spoilers Ahead – You’ve Been Warned Sons of Sons After Tic, George, and Leti were save from the monsters by a mysterious whistle, they find themselves in an archaic mansion that’s just as creepy as it is … Continue reading Lovecraft Country: “Whitey’s on the Moon” Review

Lovecraft Country: “Sundown” Review

As many of us horror fans enjoy films like The Re-Animator, From Beyond, Castle Freak, Dagon, and Color Out of Space, it’s hard to wrestle with the fact that the author who originated those stories held views that were so atrocious, even extreme for his own day. H.P. Lovecraft’s virulent racism has long been an uncomfortable subject for those who enjoy his work. HBO’s new … Continue reading Lovecraft Country: “Sundown” Review

“Dagon”: Stuart Gordon’s Underrated Masterpiece

As horror fans mourn the tragic loss of beloved writer/director Stuart Gordon, many are turning to his brilliant films as a source of comfort. Having written Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, and directed many horror classics like Re-Animator, From Beyond, and Dolls, Gordon demonstrated quite the range. He is perhaps most famous for his adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft, including the two already mentioned. However, there … Continue reading “Dagon”: Stuart Gordon’s Underrated Masterpiece