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Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror Gets Historically Spooky!

Per Matt Eli Roth isn’t the only filmmaker allowed to explore the history of big-screen horrors. Just in time for the spooky season, EPIX has released a five-part documentary series exploring Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror.

From Porno to Pulp: A24’s X Enjoys Pleasure Before Pain

Per Matt What happens when an aspiring group of entrepreneurs films a pornographic movie on a rural Texas farm without revealing the finer details to the property’s owners? A24 Films’ latest release, X, exposes its true themes as it repositions… Continue Reading →

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clichés, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… Continue Reading →

Paperbacks From Hell is a Killer Read

Per Matt Growing up, long before dial-up modems were a thing and the internet was confined to the military’s ARPANET, the only way to access the information superhighway was by visiting the neighborhood drug store, grocery store and bookstore, where… Continue Reading →

Bring Back More History of Horror!

If you could go to a film school where actors, authors, film editors, critics, scholars, producers and screenwriters explained the importance of movies throughout history, you’d jump at the chance to hear Greg Nicotero, Quentin Tarantino, Stephen King, John Landis, Jason… Continue Reading →

The First Purge is Just Right for Horror Fans’ Independence Day Celebration

The Purge film series makes me love horror films — not that the films make any kind of real logical sense that I agree with or that they are even amazing horror films. Quite frankly, The Purge series is none… Continue Reading →

Traumatic Horror Hits Home in Hereditary

Hereditary is disgusting, exploitative and far from the subtle blend of psychological and visual horror we’ve come to expect from A24. With scenes of brutality and gut-wrenching emotional trauma unlike anything the company has produced before, the film is a… Continue Reading →

Just in Time for Spring: Night of the Lepus Hops Onto Blu-Ray

I love B-monster movies. Anyone who’s read more than two words of mine knows that the cheesier a flick is, the more likely I am to fall in love with it. I grew up watching old black-and-white creature features and… Continue Reading →

Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies (aka Kudzu Zombies): It’s Amateur Night in Dixie

With a name like Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies (alternately Kudzu Zombies), I expected a cringe-worthy, ultra low-budget, B-movie romp. And that’s exactly what I got. Now, I’m a fan of independent film and B-movies alike, but I automatically… Continue Reading →

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