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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 clich├ęs, 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 →

Nicolas Cage Annihilates Animatronics in Willy’s Wonderland

Imagine you have been hired to work inside a themed restaurant. All you’ve got to do is be the the overnight janitor. Sounds easy, right? No one to bother you. All you have to do is clean up the place,… Continue Reading →

Santa Takes on the FBI in The Nights Before Christmas

Tis the season. Or at least the beginning of the season. The year 2020 is almost out of here. In less than 60 days, the year of coronavirus, lockdowns, civil unrest, depression and uncertainty will be over. Everyone has been… 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 →

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 →

My Guilty Pleasure: Zombie

Per Matt It somehow seems appropriate to finally watch Zombie while there’s an ongoing worldwide pandemic. Frankly, I’m shocked I didn’t know more about the resulting pop-culture affects of the undead cult classic, which was released way back in 1979…. Continue Reading →

Random Acts of Violence is a Horror Film That Hates Itself

Actor Jay Baruchel is known for many movies throughout his career. He has been a novice wizard beside Nicolas Cage (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, 2010). He helped a dying friend break into Skywalker Ranch to see Star Wars: Episode I (Fanboys,… 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 →

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