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The Pros and Cons of the Zombie Apocalypse

You see yourself standing at the crest of a hill, overlooking the empty streets of your next obstacle. It was once a town; not too large. Likely a simple place, where everyone knew everyone else. There was never any crime; never any reason to lock your doors. That is, until the dead came to walk […]

Shadow Cast: Vision 2 – Who Should Have Played Count Dracula in the 1950s?

  There’s a hole deep in the darkest parts of South L.A. where dreams never met and talent never realized go to die. Black deaths. It’s like something out of Lovecraft. Remember the dumpster in Mulholland Drive? Yeah. Of course, no one dares look into this hole. Not for too long. That would be tatamount […]

Shadow Cast: Vision 1 – Who Should Play Freddy Krueger?

  There’s a hole deep in the darkest parts of South L.A. where dreams never met and talent never realized go to die. Black deaths. It’s like something out of Lovecraft. Remember the dumpster in Mulholland Drive? Yeah. Of course, no one dares look into this hole. Not for too long. That would be tatamount […]

Late To The Party: ‘[REC]’ & ‘[REC] 2′

Hello everyone! Rod Paddock reporting for duty with my new column: Late to the Party. This column will be dedicated to all of the lovely horror films I have missed in my 30+ years as a horror fan. The concept of this column was spawned last month after the SXSW film festival here in Austin. […]

The Best Horror Movies of 2011 [The Top 10 Released and Top 5 Unreleased]

2011 was a really shitty year for horror. There’s no reason to dance around it; it just sucked. Sure, some good movies managed to find release, but not nearly enough. You know it’s been a bad 12 months of genre when it’s a struggle to assemble a Top 10 filled with films that leave any […]

The Chronicles of Horror Movie Night: Flesh Eating Mothers (1988)

After starting in Washington D.C. nine years ago Horror Movie Night has expanded to include chapters in Austin, Dallas and Chicago. Horror’s Not Dead’s own Brian Kelley is the originator and programmer of this illustrious weekly Wednesday night tradition which features a “classic” horror film. Each week I will be reviewing/commenting on the past week’s […]

Terror Tuesday Report: Fright Night Part II (1988)

The Film So, FRIGHT NIGHT PART II picks up right after the first film, with Charlie Brewster (William Ragsdale) changing his memories of the events in the first film (vampires move in next door) through therapy, and keeping an arm’s length relationship with TV horror host Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall), who’s still convinced they killed […]

The Chronicles of Horror Movie Night: The Boogens (1981)

After starting in Washington D.C. nine years ago Horror Movie Night has expanded to include chapters in Austin, Dallas and Chicago. Horror’s Not Dead’s own Brian Kelley is the originator and programmer of this illustrious weekly Wednesday night tradition which features a “classic” horror film. Each week I will be reviewing/commenting on the past week’s […]

The Chronicles of Horror Movie Night: The Curse II: The Bite (1988)

After starting in Washington D.C. nine years ago Horror Movie Night has expanded to include chapters in Austin, Dallas and Chicago. Horror’s Not Dead’s own Brian Kelley is the originator and programmer of this illustrious weekly Wednesday night tradition which features a “classic” horror film. Each week I will be reviewing/commenting on the past week’s […]

Terror Tape of the Day: The Devil’s Rain

Here at HND, we are die-hard advocates of VHS. Many of us are collectors of these ancient relics of a better, purer, more exciting time in horror history while the rest of us just marvel at the artistry of the VHS cover art. With that in mind, we started this daily feature to celebrate all […]

The Chronicles of Horror Movie Night: Hide and Go Shriek (1988)

After starting in Washington D.C. nine years ago Horror Movie Night has expanded to include chapters in Austin, Dallas and Chicago. Horror’s Not Dead’s own Brian Kelley is the originator and programmer of this illustrious weekly Wednesday night tradition which features a “classic” horror film. Each week I will be reviewing/commenting on the past week’s […]

Terror Tape of the Day: Demons

Here at HND, we are die-hard advocates of VHS. Many of us are collectors of these ancient relics of a better, purer, more exciting time in horror history while the rest of us just marvel at the artistry of the VHS cover art. With that in mind, we started this daily feature to celebrate all […]

The Chronicles of Horror Movie Night: Death Spa (1988)

After starting in Washington D.C. nine years ago Horror Movie Night has expanded to include chapters in Austin, Dallas and Chicago. Horror’s Not Dead’s own Brian Kelley is the originator and programmer of this illustrious weekly Wednesday night tradition which features a “classic” horror film. Each week I will be reviewing/commenting on the past week’s […]

Terror Tape of the Day: Orca

I, like many of the HND writers, am an avid collector of VHS tapes. To some, collecting out dated technology is less a hobby and more the early warning sign of a serious psychological disorder. But there was a certain magic to VHS tapes that never made the transition over to DVD or, subsequently, Blu-ray. […]

The Chronicles of Horror Movie Night: To All A Good Night (1980)

After starting in Washington D.C. nine years ago Horror Movie Night has expanded to include chapters in Austin, Dallas and Chicago. Horror’s Not Dead’s own Brian Kelley is the originator and programmer of this illustrious weekly Wednesday night tradition which features a “classic” horror film. Each week I will be reviewing/commenting on the past week’s […]

Film4 Frightfest Lineup Looks Bloody Amazing!

I may incite the occasional nugget of envy from readers when I speak frequently of the unchained awesomeness that is Fantastic Fest. While I am quite fortunate to live in Austin, TX and therefore able to attend this orgasmic movie geek gathering, I find myself turning a proverbial shade of green when I read up […]

(Re)Introducing the Horror’s Not Dead Staff!

Here at HND headquarters, deep in the heart of the Mountains of Madness, we have been secretly amassing what you might call an army of unfathomable darkness. If you were more conventionally inclined you might prefer to refer to them as our staff. For too long, Peter and I have held a monopoly over the […]

Terror Tuesday Report: Sledgehammer

The Film People like to say that certain films are “critic-proof.”  A movie like Paul Blart:  Mall Cop might be considered “critic-proof” in that no criticism of the film would ever be insightful en0ugh to make any kind of difference at all — not from the stand-point of cultural discourse nor as a box office […]

Terror Tuesday Forecast: Sledgehammer

Praise almighty Cthulhu, another week has begun! Today, on a very special Terror Tuesday Forecast, we will be previewing this week’s screening of a shot-on-video horror film from the early 80s. If you can stifle your jealously for just a moment, you should know that this film is being released by outstanding distribution house Severin […]

The Terror Tuesday Forecast: Rabid

Aloha, beasts of madness! Monday has again arrived and it is once again time to take a quick peek at what is playing at Terror Tuesday this week. I’ve seen David Cronenberg’s Rabid and, being a die hard fan of the man, I quite like it. While part of me is positively beside myself with […]

Terror Tuesday Report: The Manitou

The Film So you’re a piss-poor psychic operating out of your bachelor pad, conning old women out of their fixed incomes, when you learn that your old flame has an immortal Native American medicine man reincarnating himself in her neck and that this ancient being reborn has the power to bring about the end of […]

Terror Tuesday Forecast: Superstition (AKA The Witch)

When a movie has dueling titles, I am immediately on board. When a movie smacks of bargain-basement versions of all three of the Holy Italian Triumvirate (Bava, Fulci, Argento), I am in. When a trailer finally provides me the solution to a years-old mystery that had been truly vexing me, I am so completely in. […]

The Best Movie Stalkers: A List Inspired by THE RESIDENT

This list of the best movie stalkers around was originally supposed to be written for Cinematical two weeks ago when Hammer Films’ THE RESIDENT hit DVD and Blu-ray.  In the time between committing to the idea and the deadline, I actually quit Cinematical.  I haven’t stopped thinking about Jeffrey Dean Morgan watching Hillary Swank take […]

Terror Tuesday Report: Sole Survivor

The Film A terrible plane crash ferries almost a hundred people to the great beyond, but one woman manages to survive unscathed. While she initially sees the event as a mere coincidence, strange occurrences after the crash force her to wonder if she was worthy enough to be the sole survivor. These events turn even […]

Terror Tuesday Forecast: The Howling III: The Marsupials

First, let me apologize for the lack of Terror Tuesday coverage last week. Due to the madness of SxSW, and the fact that both the theaters at the Alamo Ritz were requisitioned for the festival, there was actually no Terror Tuesday last week. I’m not saying that if there had been I would have been […]

The Best Horror Movies of 2010 [The Top 10 Released and Top 10 Unreleased]

The hardest part of making a Best-of-the-Year list is establishing the parameter of the year, so I’m just going to make this simple and do two horror lists.  The first is exclusively films that had either a theatrical, DVD or VOD release  in the US of A.  The second will simply be the unreleased films […]

The Best Films of 2010 [My Awards Nominees and Top 10 List]

You wouldn’t be able to tell it just looking at how often HND is updated these days, but I swear I do still love horror movies.  The reason the site is so infrequently updated is simple, really:  No one pays me to do it.  I started this site over four years ago as a hobby.  It […]

Do NOT see CLASH OF THE TITANS in 3D!

Why am I writing about CLASH OF THE TITANS on a horror website?  Well, for starters, it’s my site and I can do whatever I want, but the real reason is this: I want no one to see CLASH in 3D.  I wish it didn’t exist in the format. The word is spreading about how […]

The Unrivaled Canon of Val Lewton.

[You may recently recognize Adam Charles from around the HND comment section, but here he is to contribute, in my opinion, the best editorial this site now knows.  Hopefully it is the first of many.] CAT PEOPLE…I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE…THE LEOPARD MAN…THE BODY SNATCHER… When you hear films titled such as these, what’s the […]

The IFC Midnight Slate Will Put After Dark Films Out of Business.

Courtney Solomon, owner of After Dark Films and sayer/doer of stupid things, needs to open up his knowledge basket to the IFC Films release platform. When the ADF Horrorfest started three years ago it was hard to hide the hope one had for a once a year event designed to bring the horror festival experience […]

Bon Temps is not Sunnydale.

It was true last season when I said it.  After the Season 2 premiere, the declaration still rings true: TRUE BLOOD is the best show on television.  I’m not here to gush over the recent return to television, as engaging as it was, rather to address a comment Herc at AICN made, a comment that […]

PSA: 3-D at Home, it Does not Work, Shelve Your Hopes.

As I write this my retina still shake and resist me, my rods and cones curled fetal from trauma. I lasted roughly thirty minutes with the MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3-D Blu-ray.  I say lasted in an attempt to invoke the act of endurance required by said experience.  MBV3D was unarguably my most anticipated retail title […]

Why Bully Free Publicity?

I am trying to wrap my head around the cease and desist email I received this morning from an unidentified party demanding that I remove the trailer for HISSS, which I had embedded from original host Twitch in the post Trailer for HISSS may Prove 2009 the Year of the Creature Feature.  This was the […]

THE UNBORN (as a Text Based Adventure).

Written and Directed by David S. Goyer, 2009 You have nothing else to do. ] Watch movie What movie would you like to watch? ] THE UNBORN Are you sure? ] Yes. I’ve heard it is pretty awful. ] Watch THE UNBORN Okay, but remember, you did this to yourself. … You are an attractive […]

Sony Screen Gems Owes Hal Masonberg an Apology.

It is providence that two pieces of media would find their way to me in relative proximity to one another.  The first was the Writer’s/Director’s cut of THE PLAGUE (review of the studio cut).  The second was David Mamet’s sapient book on the Hollywood system, BAMBI VS. GODZILLA. The first is the still unreleased product […]

Horror 2008, a Retrospective: Part 4, October to December

Not much to say other than enjoy Part Four of Horror’s Not Dead’s 2008 Retrospective.  Wasn’t a bad year, but now that all the major titles are in it, it wasn’t, as I like to say, good sex. Part 1: January to March. Part 2: April to June. Part 3: July to September. Part 4: […]

Horror 2008, a Retrospective: Part 3, July to September

July to September, always anemic pre-Halloween hump for horror to get over.  Two thousand and eight twas no different. Part 1: January to March. Part 2: April to June. Part 3: July to September. Part 4: October to December. Part 5: Events. Part 6: Awards. (coming)

Horror 2008, a Retrospective: Part 2, April to June

Not much to say other than enjoy Part Two of Horror’s Not Dead’s 2008 Retrospective, Festivus celebrating extravaganza. Oh, and Happy Kwanzaa. Part 1: January to March. Part 2: April to June. Part 3: July to September. Part 4: October to December. Part 5: Events. Part 6: Awards. (coming)

Horror 2008, a Retrospective: Part 1, January to March

Part 1: January to March. Part 2: April to June. Part 3: July to September. Part 4: October to December. Part 5: Events. Part 6: Awards. (coming) This was fun.  I set off to do a roundup of 2008’s horror output, good and bad, and ended up with a rather nice guide, a work in […]

Et tu, ‘Cyber-Horror Elite’?

You’ll recall that Brian at The Vault of Horror polled the LOTTD to aggregate a democratic Top 50 Horror Films of all time list.  While I wasn’t in harmony with the general consensus and placement (4 of my 10 made the cut), by no account was a single undeserving film in the top 10.  A […]

If there was any doubt…

…that “TRUE BLOOD” is inspired television, I submit to you this past Sunday’s, episode, “The Fourth Man in the Fire.”  Won’t get in to too many of the details as I am convinced all non-watchers will some day be converts, but it featured a cameo role by none other than Stephen Root as a gay […]

Last Week in Horror, October 12th to the 19th

Theatrical Trailers and Clips SAW V – Clip LET THE RIGHT ONE IN – Red Band trailer HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT – Trailer THE UNBORN – Trailer Studio News and Attachments Paul W. S. Anderson is writing a RESIDENT EVIL 4 as well as a present-day remake of THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY.  Everyone wonders why to […]

Uwe Boll’s Plan to Save Hollywood: Lose the cokeheads, bullshit breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Uwe Boll must never have received word that I am his biggest fan, as I conversely never received the raving email sent from cinema’s ousted tyrant to various sources around the web.  1UP received the manifesto, however, and they’ve done us all the favor of publishing much of the boxer’s insight into the industry aptly […]

The problem with today’s horror movies is…

The unfinished thought above was the prompt for the most recent LOTTD roundtable for blogcritics.com.  Guess what?  I actually contributed this time!  I’ll paste my finishing of that thought below, but before reading on I’d like to point you to the blogcritics post proper containing all our thoughts as well as this round’s other contributing […]

I’m not sure why I’m writing this; three years on and I still hate THE DESCENT.

No film in the history of this website has wrought more word heat than Neil Marshall’s THE DESCENT.  Not even the scourge that was PROM NIGHT 2K8 comes close to how much hate I’ve poured unto the cave bound invalid.  Yet for some reason, this film, a film I’ve called on good days a “headache” […]

In fiscal defense of Lionsgate’s flinching.

The PR folk at Lionsgate must be having a tough week.  First AICN makes it big that director Lexi Alexander has been booted off of PUNISHER: WAR ZONE, buried in an NDA and that the changes set in motion are less than ideal.  Then Scott Weinberg at Cinematical writes a plea to Lionsgate’s adressing their […]

I am an insecure failure, send me to the glue factory. Fuck it, afk, taking on the world.

[You are Entering a wormhole to what may as well be a LiveJournal entry] That about sums my reaction to a chain of events earlier today that reminded me how terrible I am.  First, the preface, in case one or two of you who have yet to listen to me cry into my own glass […]

Screen Gems wants to ruin Quarantine and [REC] for everyone.

If you have not already seen [REC] I hope you, handsome and/or gorgeous reader, have not yet seen the newest trailer for QUARANTINE up over at Yahoo.  I hope that you never see the trailer.  I hope you missed the earlier teaser trailer as well.  That’s a lot of hopes in orbit of a movie […]

Who says ‘gooseflesh’ anyway?

I think it every time I cross it.  Just now I was taking a healthy while reading Joe Hill’s 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS when I encountered the term at least twice in the titular story.  We all know the intent of the author when they spring the word ‘gooseflesh’.  They mean ‘goosebumps’.  And when I mean […]

Fuck Yes! The AFI, once again, proves they love horror.

Shouldn’t be too hard to remember that just last week I was defending the AFI over their lack of horror lists in their Top 10 of 10 special.  Well, last night I was checking out the showtimes for MONGOL and noticed that they had finally listed the lineup for their sequel to last year’s summer […]

The Saturn Awards threw darts at a wall.

The Saturn Awards are an annual ceremony by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to champion and, you guessed it, award a crown to films in various categories.  I’ll admit that in the past I’ve never paid too much attention to the Saturn Awards.  They held a passive credibility with me.  Their […]

In defense of the AFI over their horror snub.

Many a horror fans were dutifully pissed when the American Film Institute aired a new special Tuesday night dropping names for the Top 10 films of 10 different genres.  The genre’s the AFI honored did not include horror, but did include: Animation, Romantic comedies, Western, Sports, Mystery, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Gangster, Courtroom Drama, and Epic. I’m […]

Obligatory Friday the 13th Post.

Oh Happy Day! I love the date wherever it falls, don’t get me wrong. It is in our mitochondria. But I’m going to be honest with you. I can’t write up a long post about the odd strength of the gravitational draw it lords on our niche calendar (it does cast a halo on the […]

The flick I’ve loaned out the most.

Just the other day I learned a buddy I work with had never seen it. During that same conversation I learned that my roommate had never seen it. So, tonight, we popped in my favorite Cannibals Eat You and Gain Your Power movie of all time. As if there were any alternative, of course I […]

So about that horror box office thing….

I’m not very good at following through with things in a timely manner. Not at all. Over one month ago I mentioned my grand ‘ole breakdown of the horror box office. My ambitions, my hopes, my dreams. I asked for input as to what was left off my list and I got what I wanted. […]

Swinging in the Blog World: Arbogast on LAST HOUSE

The League of Tana Tea Drinkers has begun a weekly (most likely) event in which all of its members re-publish a designated post from another member. Dropping his house keys into the collective blog swinging bucket this week is the outstanding enigma Arbogast of the blog Arbogast on Film. Follow the Read More link to […]

My Not-So-Secret Wish for a new Sub-Genre

I’ve spent the last few days with this question rolling around in my head; What will be the next gimmick? What is the next generation of horror? Who will be the next vanguard and what, exactly, will be their guard? Call me skeptical, but no one can re-invent the slasher. No one can re-invent the […]

“We have sharks inside buildings as well.”

Just when you thought the Sci-Fi channel could not get any dumber, they go and do something like this…. and totally redeem themselves! The this being GOBLIN SHARK ATTACK. Fangoria has an article up on the film and I must say, I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited for a movie about goblin sharks. […]

I am Obsessed with the Horror Box Office

I must be upfront. This post is a ruse meant to take the place of a later post. A blog equivalent of a Snickers bar. However, the reason for my lack of posts over the past two weeks still is not ready for prime time. So instead of that future piece of hard hitting journalism, […]

Release ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE, Jerks.

The perpetual delay of slasher revival pic ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE is getting recockulous. Jonathan Levine’s film first played to wide approval way back in September of 2006 at the Toronto Film Festival. It’ll be pushing two full years before it ever sees the public light of day in the US of A. […]

Uwe Boll Can Talk Some Shit.

On Sunday Scott Weinberg of Cinematical brought to the attention of the internets a FEARNet interview in which Uwe Boll pledged to oblige a petition requesting he stop making movies if said petition garnered one million signatures. It spread like dreadful Chocolate Rain, jumping from 18,000 signatures on Sunday to over 146,000 on Tuesday. I […]

Prom Night is Hurtin’ for a Squirtin’

No one expects anything from Sony’s week away remake of 1980’s PROM NIGHT directed by Nelson McCormick. The flick was a non-issue. I’ve seen the trailer, may as well have seen the movie. I was resigned to seeing it out of review obligation. A simple enough plan until I read Callum Waddell’s piece on the […]

Help Wanted: I am in a Horror Rut.

I can’t remember the last time I fell in love with a new horror movie.  This is a sad ordeal considering I am the sole proprietor of a horror website.  STORM WARNING was the last horror film I really enjoyed, but even that experience was dampened by the rest of the day’s disappointing lineup; INTO […]

The Last Movie I’ll Ever See?

My eyes are no one shade of color, they are a hypnotic starburst capable of stopping and or starting human wars.  While what people see looking into them may inspire spontaneous panty combustion, what I see looking out is more mucked up than THE FOG remake.  So, LASIK it is.  In two days I will […]

HND’s Top 20 Genre Films of 2007.

20. HALLOWEEN; dir. Rob Zombie; HND Review. "I believe the saddest thing about the entire affair is that Zombie’s HALLOWEEN isn’t that bad of a flick, but unforgiving is the act of taking the iconic Michael Myers and returning to the fans a film that is as important to the genre as a handful of […]

Horror’s Not Dead: All Day Long II

Despite a regular diet, the pile of horror yet to be digested grows and grows.  Every few weeks we must gorge upon it, or the neglected buffet may buckle from the weight and something precious will fall to the wayside, going unnoticed for weeks and months.  This is a risk I cannot take.  Which is […]

How did Hatchet do at the Box Office?

I haven’t even seen Hatchet and already it has taken up more dedicated posts on this site than any other film in memory.  Recap, shall we: I was a jerk about the poster.  I questioned Adam Green’s comments that the buzz was swarming.  I explained my not being there.  Not to mention various trailer postings […]

Rob Zombie, The Internet is in Your Workprint, Downloading Your Movie

This is only fair.  I pointed it out when it happened to Hostel 2 and I’ll do the same thing for Halloween. Earlier today a workprint of Halloween hit the ‘tubes, equipped with watermarks and all.  Just as with Hostel 2, I will not download said print, nor do I condone downloading it, but I […]

Hey, is Eduardo Sanchez Making a Movie in China?

Eduardo Sanchez, co-creator/director/writer of The Blair Witch Project and the ruthlessly under-appreciated Altered, recently gave an interview to Bloody Good Horror! [via BD] mentioning his new movie, Seventh Moon: It’s basically about this honeymooning couple in China, that are visiting China during the seventh lunar month, which is kind of like the superstitious month (in […]

Is There Really a Hype Machine for Hatchet?

Scott Weinberg, horror regular of Cinematical and contributor to God knows how many other sites, has upped a lengthy chat with Hatchet director Adam Green regarding the current trends of horror and the long awaited September 7th theatrical push of the aforementioned slasher throwback by none other than champions Anchor Bay.  Reading through it, I […]

Dear Audience, You’re Not Funny.

And you are certainly not funnier than Bruce Campbell. I finally popped my AFI Silver cherry last night with a midnight showing of Evil Dead 2.  The 35mm print looked beautiful, the sound was crisp, but the audience was moronic.  I am all for audience interaction, especially for something as fun as Evil Dead 2, […]

The Schizophrenia Behind Captivity

I’ve recently been pointed towards two polar presentations as to what exactly Captivity represents.  The first a YouTube interview with director Roland Joffé, the second a New York Times article about After Dark Films honcho Courtney Solomon’s plans for an absurdly immature Captivity release party. Ya know what?  Fuck Courtney Solomon.  From the theatrical trailer […]

The Studio Card Says Moops: Japan is the only country in Asia.

I think I’ll use this fresh rage to kick off a new editorial category for the site: The Studio Card Says Moops: AKA, The Customer is Wrong. In this case, it happens to be that there are no countries in Asia other than Japan. The evidence is the slated remake of Thai film Shutter.  It […]

Horror is Dead. Eli Roth killed it with a single poster.

It is this Hostel II poster – and this poster alone – that has convinced me studio horror has no future.  It may not be dead in the sense that blood and synaptic nerve firings keep it physically animated and profitable, but it is as dead as any other junkie unable to kick its self […]

The American ‘Host’ Remake Needs to be set in New Orleans Post-Katrina

As you may know, a little Asian obsession of mine called The Host has hit the remake mill by way of Roy Lee and Universal Pictures.  While I may have some respect in the bank for Universal, Roy Lee’s decision to put Justin Lin in charge of his Oldboy remake has landed him in the […]

Horror Movies Made Me Kill My Family

No matter how hard I strained, the sinew and the bone had limits.  In the equation of possibilities, the yield was naught.  I was powerless.  Powerless to reach the top of the crib.  Reach over it.  Past it.  Through it. To the toy beyond.  I have zero memory of what toy it was.  To place […]

Buy a ticket for Saw III…

… along with every other 17-32 year old male in the United States.  However, I’m not telling you to buy a ticket because I’m recommending the movie (I’m not dying to battle the opening weekend crowds myself), but I’m plugging the flick as a favor for a friend.  Actors on the bottom rung always support […]

Bravo’s “Even Scarier Movie Moments” is a Pack of Lies

Two years ago Bravo did a phenomenal countdown of the top 100 Scariest Movie Moments.  They had some great picks with some great placements, but more importantly the talking heads on the show really knew their stuff.  Though I hadn’t seen a single promo for this year’s 30 count "Even Scarier Movie Moments", I happened […]

The Nightmare on Elm Street Re-Release Was Hideous

Since this is pushing close to a week after Nightmare on Elm Street’s two night theatrical re-release, warning people not to go is hardly topical, but it should be mentioned anyway. Did anyone else go?  Apparently not, since there were only 20 or so other people filling seats.  Maybe it was just the theater we […]

The Descent is a Horrible Movie and Anyone who says Otherwise is Lying to Your Face

If you’re a horror fan and read genre news sites, or practically any movie news sites, for that matter, you’ve probably heard nothing but praise for The Descent, a trapped-in-a-cave flick from UK’er Neil Marshall which hits American theaters on August 4th.  I first reviewed it in early November of last year and didn’t buy […]

Movie Night: Post-Apocalyptic Fun!

It should be pretty obvious what is going on here, but since this is the first post of its kind, I will lay down some ground rules for future lists.  Only one theme and enough total running time to make a night out of it.  And the end result is, hopefully, one kickass night of […]

Too Soon!

Anyone else catch this week’s Simpsons were grandpa stood up and yelled "Too Soon!!" when they showed the Duff blimp crashing like the Hindenburg?  Great stuff… Anyways, if you’re going to rip off a movie’s poster, try not to rip off one that just came out.  This gallery of Cannes posters at Arrow in the […]

I’m Making News Up!

I’m not sure this of anyone’s interest since I’m basically making it up, but I’m posting it simply as a record to see whether I was right or not once the word does break. Drew McWeeny revealed in a recent DVD review that he would be working with both Ron Perlman and Guillermo Del Toro […]

Masters of Horror Fantasy Line Up

Sticking with the 13 episode, hour long format, this is my fantasy team of Masters directors. The only qualifiers were that they had to be alive and still be at least slightly active:

Capitalist Whore, I am a

I’m sure you’ve all noticed the google ads which have been on the site for a while now (unless you use adblock). I put them up a while ago just as an experiment and was planning on taking them down, but decided against it simply because I thought they gave the site a little more […]

An Open Letter to Eli Roth

In this month’s Fango (if you haven’t noticed yet, Fangoria is the only magazine I subscribe to) one of the fan letters printed was regarding Hostel and the “overt heterosexism and homophobia that permeates the film”, in addition to the film’s main torturer being bisexual. Eli Roth actually took the time to pass on a […]

Inspiration

I’ve said in other venues that Jerry Holkins was my favorite contemporary writer, and I’d like to just repeat it here. He’s a very lucid and descriptive writer and I love that. Also, The man shares my admiration for Lovecraft and it really shows in his style, whether it be in the news posts or […]

In Honor of Stay Alive’s Release…

…I’ve dug up the absolute first (and retrospectively hilarious) reaction I ever had to the movie. It was written on January 10th, 2005 in the the super-secret place where Beau, Mark and I were talking about the production of The LAN: http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/index.php?Show=3125&Template=newsfull FUCKING ASSHOLE Kay, this really doesn’t have anything to do with our movie….they […]

Stay Alive – What is Wrong With People?

My seething hatred for Stay Alive isn’t something I’ve kept private and yes it was born out of personal envy, but the movie is still an obvious turd. I just don’t understand how people are getting fooled by the promotional materials for this movie. And this isn’t an isolated incident, like the 12 people who […]

The Waiting and a Hat-Trick of Aja Posts

It really hurts me to step back and realize how lazy and unproductive I am. If I were more active in my script writing than just coming up with ideas and then letting them gather dust after I write a few pages, I could be going places at a much faster rate. The Waiting is […]

People Can’t Handle The Hills

I saw The Hills Have Eyes for a second time last night. In addition to me enjoying the film even more (thanks in no small part to the fact that it was at a superior theater with a sound system that is chest crushing and that I wasn’t in the first row breaking my neck), […]

The LAN, Stay Alive and Hope for Nerds

Everything I come across about the inevitably worthless Stay Alive kills my interest in it even more. It is a complete sell-out of a movie and of gamers everywhere. Just take a glance at the trailer or the poster and you’ll have your verdict. But what kills me about it isn’t that I know it’s […]

I Was Right (!) AND I Hate Tim Sullivan

In my State of the Genre: The Boobie Paradox post, which was inspired by none other than seeing 2001 Maniacs, I stated that the truly crappy horror directors of today were simply trying to emulate the movies of the ’80s that they inaccurately remember – due to being teenage males at the time – as […]

State of the Genre; The Boobie Paradox

When I was writing my review of 2001 Maniacs earlier, it occured to me why the genre has taken such a distinct hit in quality over the last few years. The most public cause is the evolution of the film industry. Everything is numbers these days. If a picture breaks the bank, the next day […]

Reasons I Shouldn’t Have Hope: Stay Alive

Just give up, studios. Your track record is getting insultingly bad. And yet this flood of pg-13 bullshit turns a profit opening weekend because it is pg-13. When a Stranger Calls should never, ever, ever have been the #1 film in America. I present to you the ugly as hell trailer for Stay Alive. Stay […]

A Rant about the Descent

For the past 8 or so months people all over the net have been going apeshit over The Descent, Neil Marshall’s followup to the mediocre-but-loved Dog Soldiers. I don’t care if someone likes a movie I don’t or vice versa. I realize all taste is subjective. But when I read review after review stating that […]


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