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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 →

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 →

The Strangers Prey at Night in My Guilty Pleasure

Per Matt The ’80s will never die. Long live the ’80s! Director Johannes Roberts seemingly agreed with that statement, as his feature film, The Strangers: Prey at Night, much like so many other killer releases today, owe way too much… Continue Reading →

Shudder’s Creepshow Brings Back The Anthology Horror Show

I get asked a lot of times what were some of the inspirations I draw from, when it comes to coming up with some of the ideas I have used in haunted attractions over the years. While current movies and… Continue Reading →

Nashville Nightmare Becomes Nashville’s First Scream Park

For many years, the Nashville haunted house scene has been huge. There are many haunted attractions to choose from. Devil’s Dungeon, Haunted Hell, Slaughterhouse and Beast House all offer the scares and thrills many have viewed as the standard for… Continue Reading →

Nashville Film Festival’s Graveyard Shift Reveals Monsters, Murderers and Mayhem

Now that October has arrived, the temperature is slowly dropping and spooky spirits are beginning to appear, what better time than now for the 2019 Nashville Film Festival to arrive, full of monsters, murderers, mayhem and fear?

Punk Wraps As Grunge Grows

Per Matt As a genre, punk lived fast and loud, much like the music itself. Evolving into a variety of subgenres, many of the musicians who spent their time in the punk spotlight eventually moved on to other projects, pairing… Continue Reading →

Ghostbusters 3: Who You Gonna Call?

Are the four new teenage Ghostbusters (reported to be two guys and two gals) going to be working alongside their parents or grandparents to bust some ghosts?

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 →

Movies in the Spirit of Halloween

There are friends I know who wait all year to watch Halloween movies the same way some people wait to watch Christmas movies. I’m not just talking about scary movies — although Scary Movie does take place at Halloween. I’m… Continue Reading →

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