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horror classics

Carving Into the Leatherface Prequel Turkey

Welcome back folks to another edition of the critically acclaimed (if only by myself) #HauntLife blog. This week, I am going to look into the recent release of the film Leatherface, a prequel of the 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,… Continue Reading →

Leftover Horrors: Thanksgiving Aftermath

There are few things as wonderful and relaxing as enjoying your Thanksgiving leftovers for days on end. Sure, a great meal around the table with kith and kin is all fine and good, but getting to enjoy turkey and stuffing… Continue Reading →

Stan Against Evil: Gore, Giggles and Learning to Love Horror Comedy Again

Stan Against Evil returned to Starz/IFC this past month for its second season and, as expected, has delivered with a beautifully awkward storyline and cinematic style that rivals and even tops the first season.

Stranger Things: Horror Icons in the Making

Stranger Things has been a breakout success in every way imaginable, as it’s created a unique and engaging story with deep, fully realized characters and a style like nothing we’ve really seen before. Coupled with a healthy dose of ’80s… Continue Reading →

The Return of the Living Dead: The Nashville Zombie Walk

“They’re coming to get you, Barbara.” – Johnny, Night of the Living Dead It’s amazing how a single phrase like that can usher in a completely new era, but in six words, George Romero and John Russo established what would… Continue Reading →

Stephen King’s Fantasy Western Brought to Life

Stephen King is known as the unrivaled master of horror. Of his fifty-six novels, most fall into this category. Within the first decade of his works, King wrote exclusively in the genres of horror, thriller and science fiction, often combining… Continue Reading →

The Problem of the Franchise

I remember seeing First Blood for the first time, as a kid. I remember thinking at the time that the movie was titled Rambo: First Blood. It wasn’t until much later in life that I realized Rambo’s name wasn’t in the title. Speaking… Continue Reading →

The Case for Horror Remakes

I’ve been utterly disgusted by the perpetual and baffling stagnation of the film industry. With a list of remakes and reboots announced, including iconic titles like Friday the 13th, Halloween and Child’s Play, just to name a few, cautious optimism is hard to… Continue Reading →

Alien: The Perfect Organism

Ash: You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? The perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility. Lambert: You admire it. Ash: I admire its purity. A survivor… unclouded by conscience, remorse or delusions… Continue Reading →

Kong Remains King with Skull Island

If there’s one trope I love above all others in horror movies, it has to be the giant monster. From super-imposed shots of killer bugs and rabbits terrorizing cities to the Japanese cinema tradition of foam rubber Kaiju terrorizing Tokyo… Continue Reading →

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