Horror

Land of the Dead: Collector’s Edition

Land of the Dead: Collector’s Edition

| October 27, 2017

We waited 20 years after the release of the late, great George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead (1985) for him to put out another film in his genre-defining the Dead series that began in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead. And in those 20 years, Romero’s original trilogy of films had become classics […]

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Blood Feast

Blood Feast

| October 24, 2017

2016 was a year of monumental loss in the realm of pop culture, especially in the music industry. Icons such as David Bowie, Prince, and George Michael all left their plane of existence. Meanwhile, a luminary in the horror genre also passed on, to much less fanfare. His name is Herschell Gordon Lewis. Herschell Gordon […]

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The Old Dark House

The Old Dark House

| October 20, 2017

Director James Whale is remembered best today for having helmed the Universal horror classics, Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933), and even Bride of Frankenstein (1935), which I often hear hailed as perhaps the greatest sequel ever made. In between Frankenstein and Invisible Man though, Whale directed a horror film that may have faded from […]

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See the 80’s Cult Slasher Sleepaway Camp with star Felissa Rose in Person (Oct. 14 – Chicago)

See the 80’s Cult Slasher Sleepaway Camp with star Felissa Rose in Person (Oct. 14 – Chicago)

| October 11, 2017

Sleepaway Camp is one of the most beloved slasher films of the 80’s, boasting one of the greatest endings in the history of horror cinema.  Felissa Rose, a young teenager when she played the role of Angela in Sleepaway Camp, is known as one of the most charming and friendly folks on the horror convention circuit. This Saturday, Oct. […]

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Jackals

Jackals

| October 10, 2017

In 2017’s Jackals, director Kevin Greutert (Saw VI (2009) and Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)) takes us back to 1983 for a spooky little home invasion thriller set in a cabin in the woods. After a Halloween-style, first-person murder tour through a suburban home, the film smash cuts to a kidnapping. Two men in […]

The Poughkeepsie Tapes

The Poughkeepsie Tapes

| October 9, 2017

Originally slated for distribution by MGM a full decade ago, The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) sat on a shelf somewhere gaining word-of-mouth reputation as a disturbing, maddening experience that we horror fans would simply devour if only we could get our hands on it. Still, it remained ever out-of-reach for reasons unknown to us, and its […]

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Don’t Torture a Duckling

Don’t Torture a Duckling

| October 6, 2017

There are few names in the pantheon of Italian genre directors that can instantly conjure an image for fans quite like Lucio Fulci. Like many of his contemporaries, Fulci directed a wide array of films over his long career. He may be best known for his gruesome and frequently surreal horror films like Zombie and […]

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The Suspicious Death of a Minor

The Suspicious Death of a Minor

| October 6, 2017

By 1975, Italian director Sergio Martino had already made a name for himself in the major exploitation film genres in his home country. In addition to Spaghetti Westerns (Arizona Colt Returns) and sex comedies (Giovanna Long-Thigh), Martino had a hit poliziotteschi (The Violent Professionals) and a number of major gialli under his belt. His first […]

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Night of the Living Dead: 50th Anniversary Blu-ray

Night of the Living Dead: 50th Anniversary Blu-ray

| October 5, 2017

The death of George A. Romero in July 2017 shook the horror community badly. His work inspired countless filmmakers including myself and the impact of his work on the horror genre as a whole is incalculable. Not only did his film Night of the Living Dead (1968) make zombies in general popular—an effect still palpable […]

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Cult of Chucky

Cult of Chucky

| October 4, 2017

The Child’s Play franchise went completely off-the-rails with its fourth installment, 1998’s Bride of Chucky. And that’s saying a lot for a series that’s already predicated on the idea that a killer could put his soul in a doll to keep killing from beyond the grave! A post-Scream horror meta-narrative of absurd proportions, Bride delivered […]

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