As a kid I would consume any horror movie or series I’d be able to get my hands on. By the time I saw Tales from the Darkside on TV for the first time, I was hooked.
All it took was that intro. You know the one, written by the great George A. Romero himself. Continue reading
This has been on my mind almost endlessly since before George Romero died, and even more so since. The man created the modern zombie and forced them almost brutally into popular culture with his 1978 sequel DAWN OF THE DEAD. With such an iconic title, plot, and impact on cinema, one would think the film would be rather easy to acquire. But actually, it isn’t. The film has been out of print for quite some time. Continue reading
It’s been almost a year since I’ve posted an article on this, my official Brain Mutant website. This is about to change – and not just with this new post, but expect plenty more articles in the coming days. Continue reading
I think it’s safe to say that my first time watching Parents was one of the strangest moments in my life. It happened late at night, well into the early morning hours; an eerie setting for such a film. And don’t get me wrong, I’d seen plenty of movies dealing with cannibalism before, but I don’t think there was anything quite like this.
There are few franchises like the Phantasm series. Despite their incoherent nature, the films possess a strong continuity – something that continues to be present with the newest installment Phantasm V: Ravager. Continue reading
I went to the same thrift store today that I mentioned in my first LaserDisc Finds. And just like then, I came back home with five LaserDiscs – this time four horror movies and one TV show. And I just couldn’t be happier with my findings – I’m really striking gold with this place. So, let’s take a look at what I found today. Continue reading
I’ve always loved the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise. There was something about the rural landscapes, Leatherface’s creepy personality, and his zany family which always kept me coming back for more. Unfortunately with the series’ lack of continuity, the only real sequel is The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. Continue reading
It’s been years since House of Re-Animator was announced. The film was going to be a follow-up to Stuart Gordon and Bryan Yuzna’s fantastic Re-Animator trilogy. These films starred Jeffrey Combs as mad scientist Herbert West; who just so happens to have a penchant for re-animating the dead. Continue reading
The Alien fanbase is very sharply divided amidst the first two entries of the titular franchise. There are those who admire Ridley Scott’s 1979 masterpiece, and those who applaud James Cameron’s 1986 game changer. But which one is the better film? Let’s take a look. Continue reading
Tales from the Crypt is easily the greatest horror series ever conceived. It features top-notch production values that stem from all of Hollywood’s greatest resources. But it wasn’t your average, mainstream Hollywood production – it delved into gritty and bloody concepts that were for the longest time used only in cheaply-made grindhouse flicks. Because of this, televised horror shows became a staple of the entertainment industry, and Tales from the Crypt became a household name. No longer was it the title of a forgotten comic book series or the classic Amicus films which used the name – it was an entirely new experience. Continue reading