40 Fun Facts About “Poltergeist”

Released in 1982, Poltergeist remains the definitive haunted house film that dominated the subgenre for decades, and arguably still does today.  With the combined efforts of Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg (much more on that later), it brought haunted house cinema from creepy decrepit mansions built in the 1800s to modern day suburbia, in a way making it feel much more real. Its contribution to … Continue reading 40 Fun Facts About “Poltergeist”

The Messengers: 15 Years Later (aka the pre-Twilight Kristen Stewart Movie You Forgot Existed)

We have enough distance from the 2000’s that we can look back with nostalgic and hindsight.  While the era is known for its foray into torture porn with film series like Saw and Hostel, a lot of people forget that there was a boom in American remakes of Asian Horror, as well as just a lot of generic PG-13 horror movies that were bland and … Continue reading The Messengers: 15 Years Later (aka the pre-Twilight Kristen Stewart Movie You Forgot Existed)

20 Fun Facts About “The Others”

The haunted house ghost story remains one of the oldest themes in all of horror, dating back to 19th century novels (and folklore long before that).  There’s something equally frightening and intriguing, and just a little bit ethereal about ghost stories.  They frighten us, but provide a window into the afterlife, something most of us question and wonder about. Despite the subgenre being so played … Continue reading 20 Fun Facts About “The Others”

“House on Haunted Hill” 1959 vs. 1999

Along with The Haunting and 13 Ghosts, House on Haunted Hill completes the trio of iconic haunted house horror films from the late 50s/early 60s that got the “modern” remake treatment in the late 90s/early 00s. In many ways, House of Haunted Hill set the stage for this original trio by creating what a haunted house movie can be, and of course by featuring the … Continue reading “House on Haunted Hill” 1959 vs. 1999

“Amityville II: The Possession” – The Disturbing, Often Overlooked Sequel/Prequel

The Amityville Horror infamously remains one of the most famous (and prolific) of all the horror franchises.  There have been countless debates over whether the 1979 or 2005 version is better (check out our full comparison here). To date, it has close to 20 sequels, remakes and spinoffs, which we vow to one day watch every single one and rank them.  But an often overlooked … Continue reading “Amityville II: The Possession” – The Disturbing, Often Overlooked Sequel/Prequel

“Don’t Listen” – Movie Review

Anyone familiar with paranormal investigating will certainly recognized the term electronic voice phenomena (EVP).  However, for the casual horror fan, there really hasn’t been a major movie that exclusively dealt with it since 2005’s White Noise, starring Michael Keaton.  The latest Netflix original Don’t Listen (aka Voices in its original Spanish title) uses EVP to explore grief, loss, and the supernatural. Family Tragedy Following the … Continue reading “Don’t Listen” – Movie Review

“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

“The Haunting of Bly Manor” Review

2018’s The Haunting of Hill House seemed to take the world by storm.  Mike Flanagan (of Oculus and Doctor Sleep fame) retold an old horror classic with an emphasis on character arcs and childhood trauma, and the final result was pretty well received. So of course a follow up was demanded, and this year’s The Haunting of Bly Manor serves as the unofficial second season … Continue reading “The Haunting of Bly Manor” Review

10 Awesome Horror Movies About Haunted House Attractions

One thing we can all agree on is that 2020 has been the absolute worst.  As the world slowly and cautiously reopens, many large gatherings are still being prohibited or canceled due to fear of attendance, and sadly this includes countless beloved haunted house attractions. For many horror fans, these interactive haunts were a staple of the Halloween season, and October 2020 can’t help but … Continue reading 10 Awesome Horror Movies About Haunted House Attractions

How Leigh Whannell and James Wan Changed Horror (Twice)

Most writers and directors could only dream of making a movie that’s so popular and has such an impact so as to create a shift in the genre itself. George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead led to the birth of the zombie subgenre,  John Carpenter’s Halloween lead to the slasher boom of the 80’s, and Wes Craven’s Scream led to slashers going full … Continue reading How Leigh Whannell and James Wan Changed Horror (Twice)