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Slapface is the Most Important Horror Film of the Year!

Bullying is a systemic problem. When I was young, I was teased and bullied by several people. They thought I dressed funny, combed my hair differently and was a “rich, snobbish kid.” I used to dread going to lunch sometimes,… Continue Reading →

Nashville Nightmare is Back in Full Force for 2021

It’s no secret that Halloween is my favorite part of the year, by far. While Christmas comes in at a close second, the spooky season gives me so many of the things I love. We get pumpkin-spiced everything (even though… Continue Reading →

The Muppets Get Spooky With a Visit to The Haunted Mansion

Star Wars Terrifying Tales is not the only thing that Disney has cooked up for this Halloween season. Some things you can always expect: Winter will be cold, water will be wet and you will pay taxes. You can expect… Continue Reading →

COVID Complications Can’t Close BattleBots

Per Matt When the global pandemic was first spreading like wildfire earlier this year, I knew the entertainment industry would soon face some drastic changes. Little did I realize consuming overpriced popcorn and watered-down Cokes at movie theaters would be… Continue Reading →

Holiday Horror Gets Isolated in The Lodge

Per Matt When you think of a stereotypical horror movie, what kind of setting immediately pops into your mind? Is it a haunted house? A high school, perhaps? What about a summer camp? What if Purgatory was a snowy cabin… Continue Reading →

Should Dan Trachtenberg Fix the Predator Franchise?

Per Matt After 20th Century Fox released six films — each one with seemingly decreasing results — is the Predator franchise dead on arrival? Can 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg rejuvenate the interest of genre fans everywhere with yet… Continue Reading →

David J. Skal Highlights 31 Fright Favorites

Per Matt Halloween offers something for just about everyone. From the frights, to the costumes of symbolic characters, to the jump scares, to the classic movies we enjoy rewatching, even to the laughs they may bring. Author David J. Skal… Continue Reading →

You Can’t Spell Treehouse of Horror Without a Multiverse of Homers!

Per Matt Halloween is officially over, now that The Simpsons has finally aired its holiday-themed extravaganza.

Shock Docs Declares: This Is Halloween!

With apologies to John Lennon, so this is Halloween… it’s the best time of year. And what have you done? But spread spooky cheer. I hope you have fun, to the old and the young. Shock Docs proclaims, this is… Continue Reading →

Blumhouse Gives the Evil Eye to Horror Fans

Per Matt The best type of stories involve mysterious characters, dark family secrets and at least one character who can see through the haze that’s clouding the vision of everyone else in order to combat true evil. And those that… Continue Reading →

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