Genre Gut Punches: Jamie Lloyd Never Stood A Chance

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There is something about the HALLOWEEN franchise that just ignites an overwhelming mixture of feelings for me. I hold the original John Carpenter classic very close to my heart, and will go to my grave declaring it to be the best film of all time. With the amount of love and admiration that I have […]

WHY THE FINAL GIRL IS THE WORST THING FOR WOMEN IN HORROR

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Whenever I discuss the problems of female representation in horror films, I’m almost immediately bombarded with cries of, “BUT WHAT ABOUT THE FINAL GIRL!?”  Ah, yes, the final girl.  By Carol J. Clover (Men, Women, & Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film)’s definition, the final girl is described as “a trope in thriller and […]

Book Review: HEAVY METAL MOVIES

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Former head writer for the nudie site MR. SKIN, Mike “McBeardo” McPadden has stepped away from indexing every nude scene from every film ever made and dove head first into the high-speed, attitude driven world of Heavy Metal Cinema.  FROM THE BOOK’S WEBSITE: “Heavy metal and high-thrill cinema have been joined together like mutant twins […]

Full Moon and Action Lab Comics Announce Partnership; PUPPET MASTER Comic On Its Way!

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There were quite a few announcements that went down at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International convention this past week, and though Hall H gave comic book fans tons of Marvel comics/films stuff regarding their upcoming slate, one of the other halls gave genre fans the announcement that really caught my attention (not being able to attend this […]

A “Renny Harlin Horror”Double Feature Adventure: PRISON/A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4!!

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Alright fright fanatics, it’s Double Feature Adventure time. While my usual sidekick Natty isn’t along for the ride this time (she’s currently hard at work writing the next Pauly Shore film. Not really, but hey, she has big dreams, ok?), I had a jonesin’ for the early horror entries from Finnish director (and obviously my […]

Why ‘THE PURGE: ANARCHY’ is the Most Important Horror Film of 2014

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After watching THE PURGE: ANARCHY last week, I knew that I wanted to write something about the film and its commentary on today’s society.  I knew that to properly explain myself, I should probably re-watch the film now that I knew what was going to happen and could really zone my focus in on the […]

Phantom Of The “______”: A Brief History

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“In sleep he sang to me, in dreams he came…” It’s not a secret that I’m a jazz-handing, jazz squaring, belt singing musical theatre fangirl.  Pair my love of horror movies with my obsession of musicals and it’s no surprise that one of my favorite horror movie characters is the famous “Phantom of the ______.”  […]

EVENT REPORT: TEXAS CHAINSAW Screening with William Friedkin & Tobe Hooper!

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Monday evening, July 21st, 2014 was a very special night for horror fanatics based in the Los Angeles area! The Vista Theater in association with the fine folks over at the Cinefamily  held a very special screening of the legendary horror classic ‘THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE‘ to celebrate it’s 40th (!) anniversary. This version boasts […]