All posts in the 'Halloween White Elephant' category


Halloween White Elephant: Lesbian Vampire Killers

From JC–”I’ve heard stories about how awful this is, and I’ve never seen it myself, and I’d like for Peter to write a hilarious review of this.” [Note: Because the Weinstein Company is apparently afraid of the implication of breasts, the movie is titled just Vampire Killers in the US.] Lesbian Vampire Killers is the […]

Halloween White Elephant: Report Card

With just a few days remaining in Horror’s Not Dead’s first ever Halloween White Elephant, I’ve decided to reveal the twist to the game that none of our writers were aware of. I have been keeping a running score going based on a completely arbitrary system that I made up as I went along. It […]

Halloween White Elephant: Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

From Brian Salisbury–“Knowing Noah’s proclivities as well as his blind spots, I continued with the theme of Italian horror. Noah seems to know Fulci pretty well, but that’s about it. I don’t blame him, Fulci is my favorite as well and Argento can get a little flowery with his more supernatural stuff. But his giallo […]

Halloween White Elephant: The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

From John–“Is this Roger Corman’s best film?  Possibly.  I gave this one to Jacob Hall because it’s still fresh on my mind after seeing it a few months ago on Netflix.  MASQUE is genuinely perverse, sinister, and colorful, and stands out as the richest of Corman’s cheapies, a little closer in tone to Hammer Films […]

Halloween White Elephant: The Janitor (2003)

From Brian Kelley–“I’m a big fan of well-excuted micro-budget horror films. Sadly, there are very few. However, a few years back I somehow (the details are fuzzy) got in contact with the director of THE JANITOR after seeing the awesome looking trailer. He sent us a pre-release copy and the Horror Movie Night crew ate […]

Halloween White Elephant: Black Roses (1988)

From Noah–”BLACK ROSES is not a classic by any means but I personally have a blast with it’s melding of demons and heavy metal. It really is the epitome of 80s horror where they throw logic out the window and just try and go balls out. I feel Brian can often times be sensitive to […]

Halloween White Elephant: Club Dread (2004)

From JC–“I assigned Peter CLUB DREAD because I think it’s an entertaining Broken Lizard film, and an ok horror film, but one that is overall pretty fun to watch as either straight horror or straight comedy.” Club Dread isn’t a guilty pleasure of mine. That’s because there’s no guilt involved, it’s all pleasure. I love […]

Halloween White Elephant: La Setta (1991)

From Brian Kelley–“Though far from prolific, Michele Soavi is probably my favorite Italian horror film director. This film is considered the 4th in the DEMONS series (Soavi’s THE CHURCH was the 3rd). Neither of Soavi’s entries have any real relation to Lamberto Bava’s originals. While LA SETTA takes a while to get off the ground […]

Halloween White Elephant: The Church (1989)

From Brian Salisbury–“I assigned Noah THE CHURCH for a couple of reasons. The first is I know he’s not really big on Italian horror, which is ultimately chief among his many character flaws. In all seriousness, I know that our intimate horror circle (a term having almost nothing to do with masturbation) loves the DEMONS […]

Halloween White Elephant: Shutter (2004)

Jump scares may be cheap, and often times they only serve to cheapen the experience of a given film. It’s always a pleasant surprise when you come across an exception to that rule. In the case of Shutter, it was both a pleasant surprise and at times an absolutely fucking terrifying experience. What is actually […]

Halloween White Elephant: Galaxy of Terror (1981)

From Jacob Hall–“This is one wacky movie. I’m not sure if it’s a good movie, but man, seeing this with a packed audience in a real movie theater was one hell of an experience. This movie is like bad dream: incomprehensible, driven by ludicrous jumps in logic and sanity instead of story and filled to […]

Halloween White Elephant: Stepfather III (1992)

  From Damon–“I recently saw this last entry in the franchise for the first time and absolutely fell in love with every last minute. From the wheelchair bound kid with an affinity for neon clothes to the pretty creepy actions of the ‘new’ titular character. He’s no Terry O’Quinn, but who is? As a bonus […]

Halloween White Elephant: Child’s Play (1988)

From Noah–“I assigned Brian CHILD’S PLAY because, as a horror fan, it’s beyond shameful to never have seen the first entry to this series. I know some people will debate on how the entire thing stands up as a whole, but I love all of the CHILD’S PLAY movies. The best thing about the first […]

Halloween White Elephant: Contamination (1980)

From Brian Kelley–“Far too often dismissed as an ALIEN knockoff, CONTAMINATION is (from what I remember) a silly but gore filled Italian production. It’s closer to an INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS clone with spore aliens and pod people and all that jazz. I remember really liking it as a kid and I keep forgetting […]

Halloween White Elephant: Cemetery Man (1994)

From Peter Hall–“Quite simply one of the best horror movies of the ’90s.  Sure, it’s not a straight scary movie, but it has a whimsical sense of the macabre that is impossible to not fall in love with.  Style aside, it’s also just a very unique zombie film that doesn’t treat the undead like an […]

Halloween White Elephant: The Birds (1963)

From Jacob Hall–“Contrary to popular belief, Hitchcock didn’t make many true horror films. However, two of the three horror films that he did make are undisputed classics that threaten to overshadow the rest of his career. Unlike PSYCHO, THE BIRDS is a very traditional horror film in structure, only paving new ground with the unsettling, […]

Halloween White Elephant: The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

From John Gholson–”When people bring up zombie rules, I almost always think of this film — the last significant movie about “real” zombies.  Wes Craven is not a favorite of mine, but I think THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW is one of his more successful efforts.  It’s a sweaty, unpleasant fever dream about Haitian voodoo, […]

Halloween White Elephant: Terror Tract (2000)

From Damon–“I’m a big fan of anthology films and this is one that I saw via a VHS screener sent to the mom-and-pop video store where I worked years ago. There isn’t anything too special about this and the three stories but I love the Bryan Cranston middle segment with the curious little monkey. My […]

Halloween White Elephant: Les Diaboliques (1955)

From Brian Salisbury–”Noah watches an unholy amount of shit. Don’t get me wrong, I watch some bad movies myself. But Noah revels in, for example, making his way through the entire National Lampoon’s catalog of direct-to-video garbage. For once, I wanted Noah to watch something of the utmost quality that was still a first-class horror […]

Halloween White Elephant: Carnosaur 3: Primal Species (1996)

From Brian Kelley–”I have been running a horror movie night for almost 10 years now. Back in the mid-2000s I would review each film the day after Horror Movie Night on my MySpace blog. Recently, while going through this blog, I came across a rave review of the b-movie mess CARNOSAUR 3. As such, I […]

Introducing HND’s Halloween White Elephant!

Can you feel it? That palpable fervor in the air, that eerie drop in temperature and the prevalence of scores of leaves on the ground means that October is here, and our favorite holiday is right around the corner. To celebrate the coming of another glorious Samhain, we here at Horror’s Not Dead decided to […]


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