5 Things I Learned From Gunnar Hansen’s ‘Chain Saw Confidential’

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Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 classic ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre‘ is not only one of the greatest horror movies ever made, but it also happens to be one of my all time favorite films of any genre. And even now, 40 years later, I still revisit it often, read articles and books, watch any & […]

EDITORIAL: MAGGIE, THE MIST and Why Children In Peril Are Important Elements In Horror

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This is not a review. In fact, if you’re looking for a recap of the now on VOD/in limited theaters Schwarzenegger film MAGGIE, look elsewhere. What this is, for all intents and purposes, is something of an editorial, a reflection on why the presence of children in danger and what can sometimes come from that […]

FRIGHT AT HOME: MAY 12TH – THE DROWNSMAN, EXTRATERRESTRIAL, AN IRISH EXORCISM

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It’s a pretty good week for genre releases, with a decent amount of titles hitting shelves today. Everyone from Scream Factory, Virgil and Anchor Bay, to a double dose of Jess Franco from Severin…there’s just something for everyone. We thought it would be nice to tell you fright fanatics about some of the highlights of […]

“I Like My Horror To Hurt”-Why We Need Downer Endings In Horror

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I don’t want my horror films to be wrapped up in a neat little bow, with the final girl/guy walking into the sunset. The survivor who went through hell and walks away is always nice to watch, but more times than not, I want reality, I want to feel the pain of the evil and […]

Jerry and Natty Tackle Marilyn Manson’s “Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) “

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We’re without a figure to lead the way. Every generation has one of them, and these days, there really isn’t anyone out there challenging the ideals of the Christian right, the masses putting the blame on everybody from musicians to filmmakers for the tragedies that could have been avoided with proper treatment of the individuals […]

VOD & Theatrical Screenings: How Do You Watch Horror?

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I watch a lot of horror films, and for a majority of these films, I’m watching them at home on a laptop or through a streaming service on my television.  When you live in a cultural wasteland in Middle America, it’s not very often that the hot, new horror film is going to play in […]

BEYOND FRIGHT REVIEW: RIVER CITY PANIC

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A few months ago, we featured a crowdfunding project called RIVER CITY PANIC from director Tyler Amm.  Not only did the film successfully reach its crowdfunding goal, but the film recently premiered theatrically on March 20th in Ottawa, IL in addition to its participation in the River City Film Fest on March 22nd.  Icons of […]

‘My Final Girl: The Black Women of 70s Horror Cinema’ is coming!

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Thanks to the wonderful site The Graveyard Shift Sisters (a blog dedicated to celebrating Women of Color in horror/sci-fi), it has been brought to our attention that an upcoming documentary promises to shed light on one of the most under-discussed topics in horror.   Titled MY FINAL GIRL: THE BLACK WOMEN OF 70s HORROR,  director Kristina Leath-Malin promises to […]