Death House is set to be the self-proclaimed “Expendables of Horror” with its seemingly endless cast of genre icons. Directed by B. Harrison Smith, he explains that the film “is an embrace of the convention crowds and old school horror fans while delivering a cool, fresh new story for a younger generation of horror fans who may not recognize all of these classic names.” Furthermore, he realizes how much horror fans love practical FX, which is why he promises, “…one practical effect that will rival the chest burster scene in ‘Alien’.” Continue reading
There’s been all sorts of TV series talk since Tremors: Bloodlines renewed interest in the franchise, and Kevin Bacon has just revealed some new updates Continue reading
Whether it was the mainstream A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, or his grindhouse flicks Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes, Wes Craven was one of those directors who made at least one film everyone loved. Continue reading
Michael Dougherty, the creator of Trick ‘r Treat, was recently part of an interview to promote the new digital Sam Halloween decorations. During the interview he was asked about the progress of the film’s sequel, which was announced nearly three years ago, and he had this to say: Continue reading
Friday the 13th: Part V: A New Beginning is one of my favorite entries in the franchise. I know a lot of people hate it because Jason isn’t the killer (plot twist!) but I think it has a lot to offer. Not only is it the most grindhouse-esque of the bunch, but up until that point, it has the most kills of the franchise and some of the most memorable characters. These weren’t just your average teenagers – a lot of the characters in the film have so many different conflicts and issues that make them unique amidst not just the franchise but film in general. Continue reading
“Let’s Make America Groovy Again…”
It looks like Starz is really having fun with their new Evil Dead series, and came up with an entire marketing plan to promote Ash William’s presidential campaign. From their official press release: Continue reading
According to Bloody-Disgusting,
“A federal court in Connecticut is about to host a lawsuit that will determine who owns the rights to the franchise. The case is between Victor Miller, the writer of the original film, and Horror, Inc. and the Manny Company, who claim that Miller’s script was done as a ‘work-made-for-hire’.” Continue reading
One of the coolest movies to utilize the legacy of the Universal Monsters was The Monster Squad, a 1987 film which was the first to mix the villains together since the 1940s. And, in a list that I figured sounded unique enough, I decided to rank each of the monsters. Let’s begin, shall we? Continue reading
The Blade trilogy is perhaps my favorite superhero franchise of any kind. Granted, this is probably because I’m not too big on superheroes, but what can you do? Blade is based on the character of the same name from Marvel comics, who was both human and vampire and took to the streets fighting off the vampire plague. Which, if you can’t tell already, is a lot different than most superheroes.
The movie adaptations are also different than most superhero adaptations, as they were rated R and felt more like your average vampire film but with the addition of extra action. So, without waiting any further, let’s get to the ranking: Continue reading
Creepshow is one of my all-time favorite anthology films, and is it hard to guess why? It marks the collaboration between three of the horror genre’s greatest creative minds – director George A. Romero, writer Stephen King, and special effects artist Tom Savini. And this film definitely shows off their talents in the most spectacular way possible; as an homage to the EC horror comics of the 1950s. It doesn’t get any better than this, folks.
And so I thought it would be fun to take a look at the different segments and rank them accordingly. Continue reading