Tag slasher films

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 →

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 →

Jamie Chung Brings Sorority Row to My Guilty Pleasure

Per Matt How would you react if a sexy, stupid prank went horribly, horribly wrong? I had long forgotten the first time watching Sorority Row as a Redbox rental several years ago, but as soon as I started rewatching it… Continue Reading →

Halloween Kills Gets Delayed, So Where Will I Get My My Michael Myers Fix?

Per Matt For the next few months, you can absolutely forget about watching a newly released film, packed tightly with many other people excited to get out of their house to be entertained by something new. Due to COVID-19 and… Continue Reading →

Hell Fest: Stunting the Antagonist

Per Matt The strong-but-silent type can describe a variety of characters, most notably the hero of many stories. But what happens when your antagonist is silent but deadly? Hell Fest explores the horror trope of having a bad guy who… Continue Reading →

City of Angels Brings Folklore, Conspiracies and Cults to Penny Dreadful

Per Matt As soon as a prophecy declares that “a time will come when race will devour race, when brother will kill brother, until not a soul is left” in the Penny Dreadful season premiere, “Santa Muerte,” I knew I… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: Blood Fest

Are horror fans really afraid of the dark? More importantly, would they be able to accurately follow the rules of the genre in order to survive homicidal maniacs, vampires, killer clowns and Zombies on the prowl for blood? Fandoms, pop-culture… Continue Reading →

American Horror Story: 1984 Flips the Script on Slashers

Not all horror movies are created equally. There were more than a few good ones created in the ’70s. Sure, slashers took center stage in the ’80s, but there have been plenty of good ones released since then, and this… Continue Reading →

FearFest and Other Horror Options for 2019

Per Matt For the love of Edison, I’ve seen the light!

Sex and Controversy Penetrate Nashville Film Festival’s Graveyard Shift

Per Matt Sex sells — shocking admission, I know. But when paired with a never-ending controversy, a film’s box-office results can either be helped or hurt if it’s too extreme. And two movies featured by the Graveyard Shift of the… Continue Reading →

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