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The Top 10 Must-See Shudder Movies for Halloween

Halloween is upon us again. In years past, it has been my favorite time of year. As I worked in the haunted-attractions business for so long, it feels awkward not to be a part of one this year (I had… Continue Reading →

Look Out! Vincent Price Brings a Macabre Mystery to The Bat!

Per Matt Vincent Price. Those two simple words conjure up some of the spookiest, most horrific memories of watching memorable movies throughout my life. I have a deep love for the macabre and this actor absolutely symbolized everything that I… Continue Reading →

New Quantum Leap Shows Promise, But Past Links Dim the Future

Per Matt Quantum Leap has finally returned, but this time without Dr. Samuel Beckett. Oh… boy.

Clerks III Inconveniently Saves the Best for Last

Per Matt Snoochie Boochies! The View Askewniverse is back, and this time, they wanna make a movie… In order to fully review Kevin Smith’s latest, Clerks III, I’ve got to explain my backstory with his films.

Claude Rains Brings Gravitas to Battle of the Worlds

Per Matt In 1961, a little-known low-budget sci-fi film from Italy (Il Pianeta Degli Uomini Spenti) was released as Battle of the Worlds in the United States. Claude Rains headlined a mostly English-speaking ensemble that faced an interplanetary threat to… Continue Reading →

Behold the Terrors of The Brain from Planet Arous!

Per Matt In 1957, a black-and-white cinematic cult classic was released featuring a giant, floating, megalomaniacal, sex-crazed brain from outer space. Audiences may not have crowned the indie film a blockbuster back in the day, but 65 years later, The… Continue Reading →

Mind-Manifesting a Movie: The Empty Man

When you’re dealing with supernatural horror as a filmmaker, you’ve got to walk the fine line between real life and suspending believability. And if that means toning down your story which flips and flops between concepts of The Matrix and… Continue Reading →

Monster From Green Hell Stings of Gigantic Fears

Per Matt Wasps. I’ve had terrible luck with the insects throughout my life. While I’ve never been stung by a bee (knock on wood), I’ve been stung my many wasps, hornets and the like in different situations. (I’m usually unaware… Continue Reading →

Syfy’s Chucky Breathes New Life Into the Killer Doll

Chucky, the serial killer-possessed doll, has made its return to the airwaves. This is not the cute doll programmed with destructive intent and voiced by a Jedi. This is the OG. The Brad Dourif voiced, foul-mouthed and somewhat comical Charles… Continue Reading →

Amazon Brings Back Memories With I Know What You Did Last Summer

In 1997, director Jim Gillespie brought together the acting talents of Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddy Prinze Jr. to give us the slasher film, I Know What You Did Last Summer. While not the most… Continue Reading →

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