Bluray Review: THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS

I’m a fan of when Wes Craven directs films that he’s also written, as they tend to be more than your typical slasher films. Sure, every once in a while we might get a MY SOUL TO TAKE, but let’s be honest here, the guy knows how to craft a really interesting, scary and socially […]

Bluray review: GHOSTHOUSE/WITCHERY

THE FILMS As a die-hard aficionado who began his love affair with horror cinema right smack dab at the beginning of the 80’s, I get slight criticism from time to time for proclaiming such a fond love for any fright film or slasher flick produced during that time period. I also get chastised more times […]

Bluray Review: ISLAND OF DEATH

THE FILM As a horror fan and budding collector back in the heydays of the original television broadcasts of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and when Erasure and Depeche Mode were at the height of their popularity in the United States, I would spend many a free afternoon with my nose stuck in books courtesy […]

Bluray Review: THE HOWLING II

Fans of Joe Dante’s 1981 werewolf classic, THE HOWLING, might have been a little taken back with its 1985 sequel, THE HOWLING II: YOUR SISTER IS A WEREWOLF, with its complete 180 in tone and outrageous mix of sexuality and humor, but the film has since become quite the cult favorite.  Driven by performances from Christopher Lee, […]

Bluray Review: VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS

A surreal and beautiful piece of Czechoslovakian New Wave Cinema, Jaromi Jires’ VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS finally hits Bluray thanks to the gang at Criterion, and hot damn is it one film to run out and get, immediately. A beautifully shot, and fantastically layered story of a young woman coming into her own […]

Bluray/DVD Review: DOG SOLDIERS

Scream Factory never lets up, do they? While all of their output isn’t pure gold (I’m still recovering from TENTACLES), the fact is that the majority of the films that they release are given such a hands on approach to the film and special features to go with that to make most genre fans happy. […]

Bluray/DVD Review: SLEEPAWAY CAMP III

One of the things that I love most about being a horror writer and a longtime rabid 80s horror nut is getting the opportunity to meet other fans like myself and talk about the films that we sat through as kids for the first time and how we have grown to become so attached to […]

Bluray/DVD Review: SLEEPAWAY CAMP II

The original Sleepaway Camp has lived in loving notoriety since it was released in theaters and first found its place on countless mom and pop video store shelves back when black clamshell rental cases and membership fees were all the rage. Immediately being dismissed as yet another cookie-cutter rip-off of the budding Friday the 13th […]