All posts in the 'Terror Tuesday Report' category


Sins of Omission: ‘Psycho’ (1960)

These are sins before horror. I am here to make amends. Welcome to the new Sins of Omission column here at Horror’s Not Dead. It’s not really new, it’s just renamed. Think Tide with Color Guard; same soap, new label. This iteration is going to cover a huge sin of omission: Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece […]

Late To The Party: ‘Maniac’ (1980)

Maniac  is a film that has a special place in my heart. This film is memorable to me, as I have never been able to finish it. I have attempted to watch it multiple times: once as a teen and another time as a young adult. I am writing this introduction, before this viewing attempt, […]

Terror Tuesday Report: The Burning Moon (1997)

Editor’s Note: Usually we like to post Terror Tuesday Reports on the Tuesday following the screening, but the overwhelming and intense insanity of THE BURNING MOON actually put our intrepid writer, Noah, into a blood coma. When he awoke, this post had somehow found its own way onto the site. Enjoy. The Film Terror Tuesday […]

The Chronicles of Horror Movie Night: Hospital Massacre (1982)

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: Phantasm II

***Editor’s Note: We are so thrilled to bring back our Terror Tuesday Report feature after a long hiatus.*** The Film This Terror Tuesday treated us to a sequel to a film that I’ve heard is a Terror Tuesday favorite, directed by a horror cinephile’s favorite, Don Cascarelli. Don Cascarelli is a name that ranks high […]

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 […]

Terror Tuesday Report: Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile

The Film Edward Theodore Gein is one of the United States most notorious killers and disturbed human beings. With an actual body count of only 2 people, Gein was known for digging up graves of recently deceased women to fashion keepsakes from their skin and bones. And it’s this level of depravity that has given […]

Terror Tuesday Report: The Exterminator

The Film Quite often at Terror Tuesday we sit down to watch a film that may not fit within the confines of traditional horror. This is one of those weeks as we sat down for cult favorite vigilante film The Exterminator. A favorite of Terror Tuesday host Zack Carlson, we were treated to a mini […]

Terror Tuesday Report: Don’t Panic

Michael just turned seventeen, ain’t that great? He also just moved with his mom to Mexico City so that…also happened to him. His friends decide to throw him a surprise party (at the end of the party he was already having) and invite the girl with whom they know Michael is smitten. What a great […]

Terror Tuesday Report: The Hitcher

The Film The Hitcher is the bastard son of Sergio Leone and John Carpenter, abandoned in a ditch to be discovered and raised by the B-movie circus. It’s a rare combination of the trashy and the sophisticated, walking a fine line between beautiful and disgusting. It’s too sick, too twisted to be classy, yet too […]

Terror Tuesday Report: The Visitor

The Film Terror Tuesday host Zack Carlson has a brilliant way of building up the anticipation for the films we’re about to see. In this week’s Terror Tuesday, he told us a story of a director named Giulio Paradisi, a man who felt he had a unique film and didn’t want to be saddled with […]

Terror Tuesday Report – A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

The Film The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise has a long and storied history. The craziest thing about it being that a character, Freddy Kreuger, who originally started as a child murderer who was murdered by the Elm Street families, became an icon by the late 80s whom children looked up to and dressed up […]

Terror Tuesday Report: Revenge From Planet Ape

The Film Revenge From Planet Ape isn’t very good, but not for the reasons you’re probably expecting. The title suggests that this 1971 Spanish film was made to capitalize on the gargantuan success of the Planet of the Apes series and that it’s just a lame rip-off cash-in good-for-nothin’ imitation of an American success. Nah, […]

Terror Tuesday Report: TerrorVision (1986)

The Film The Putterman’s are having a new satellite dish installed. Not just any satellite dish, mind you, this is the latest and greatest state-of-the-art piece of equipment requiring hours of painstaking installation and setup, not to mention a breadbox-sized remote full of buttons, dials and mini-satellites to operate. However, it turns out the hardware […]

Terror Tuesday Report: Prison

The Film With Wyoming running out of space for its inmates, the decision to reopen the decrepit Wyoming State Penitentiary is made. Brought on to oversee the operation is the infamously hard-assed Warden Eaton Sharpe (Lane Smith) who had been, years earlier in 1956, a hard-assed guard around the time a prisoner named Charlie Forsythe was put to death […]

Terror Tuesday Report: It’s Alive

The Film Do you know what It’s Alive has in spades? Pathos. Humanity, man. Tons of it. This movie contains some of the most heart-breakingly realistic depictions of grief I’ve ever seen, honest, understated work from a cast of terrific character actors. Who cares if this is movie about a mutant baby running amuck and […]

Terror Tuesday Report: Bloody Birthday

It’s very fitting that on the week our very own John Gholson had his personal creep-out zone invaded by The Baby, Terror Tuesday would showcase one of mine: young children. What’s weird about that is that I like babies, and I actually don’t mind most children in general, but when kids have a cold and […]

Terror Tuesday Report: The Baby (1973)

The Film Everyone has their personal creep-out zone.  For many, the mere sight of a friendly clown sends a cold shock straight down the spine.  For others, lifelike porcelain dolls might be just the trigger they need to draw their heart up firmly into their throat.  For me, there’s nothing more demonic, nothing more unspeakably […]

Terror Tuesday Report: The Stepfather (1987)

The Film The Stepfather opens with a calm but blood-covered man ritualistically removing his beard and showering. He swaps his glasses for contacts, packs a few belongings, and leaves his home walking without acknowledging the horror of what he has left behind laying on the floor and covering the walls and furniture. After stopping briefly […]

Terror Tuesday Report: The Thrill Killers

The Film There’s a charming, bumbling incompetence on display in The Thrill Killers. It’s the same high energy, passionate camp that flows through the veins of so much 1950s ans 1960s genre cinema: movies that lack polish, structure and relatable characters but more than make up for those deficiencies with a delightful “Let’s Put On […]

Terror Tuesday Report – Near Dark

The Film For horror aficionados, vampire movies have a long history of being hit or miss. For every Dracula or Thirst, there are a dozen cheap knockoffs. And let’s not even get started on that Twilight nonsense. Back in 1987 a vampire movie appeared on the screen and instantly became a classic with movie fans, […]

Terror Tuesday Report: Human Experiments

The Film Human Experiments is immediately noteworthy for two reasons. First, it stars Linda Haynes of Rolling Thunder fame in one of her last roles before she seemingly vanished off the face of the Earth. Secondly, the second lead is played by Geoffery Lewis, whose name you’ll never remember but whose good-natured face will be […]

Terror Tuesday Report: Tourist Trap

The Film There aren’t a lot of Terror Tuesday shows that will make me want to take to the Internet to look up more about a particular subject. It was a pleasant surprise this week to have my interest piqued in a subject that I ultimately learned was called pediophobia. Pediophobia is defined as a […]

Terror Tuesday Report: Troll

The Film In the canon of modern horror films, Troll has become something of a footnote, overshadowed by its infamous pseudo-sequel Troll 2, an eternal member of the Great Bad Movie Pantheon. When Troll enters conversation, it’s usually to set up the joke that Troll 2 has no connection to its successor and was titled […]

The Terror Tuesday Report: Rabid

The Film On a remote stretch of Canadian road, Rose (porn megastar Marilyn Chambers) and her boyfriend are involved in a terrible motorcycle accident that leaves her pinned under the vehicle when it explodes. Fortunately, the incident occurs very close to a boutique hospital specializing in plastic surgery. The head of the facility, Dr. Keloid, determines that only […]

Terror Tuesday Forecast: Troll

Happy Monday, maniacs! This week, Terror Tuesday is featuring a film that, as unheard of as it may seem, lives in the shadow of its sequel. If you haven’t seen Troll 2, I hate you. That’s a bit harsh, but surely you hate your own brain if you haven’t treated it to one of the […]

Terror Tuesday Report: Superstition (AKA The Witch)

The Film A young priest helps prepare a long-abandoned house on church property to be rented by a family. A series of terrible accidents, and the ravings of a mad old woman who also resides on the property leads the priest to believe something from the property’s ancient past may to blame. As it turns […]

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 Report: Night Warning

The Film Billy hasn’t exactly had the easiest existence. At the tender age of three, his parents were killed in a car crash. Overnight, his mother’s sister, Aunt Cheryl, becomes his only family. Things seem relatively normal until he reaches his senior year of high school. Proving to be quite adept on the basketball court, […]

The Terror Tuesday Report: Invasion of the Bee Girls

The Film Notorious biker badass William “Big Bill” Smith plays Neil Agar, a security agent working for the State Department sent to investigate the death of a scientist who was working at the Brandt Research facility. While Agar is busy flirting with laboratory librarian, Julie Zorn (1968 Playboy Playmate of the Year, Victoria Vetri), and […]

The Terror Tuesday Report: The Howling III: The Marsupials

The Film Werewolves exist, and they’re Australian! A pack of half-human-half-Tasmanian-wolves are discovered in the land down under. How are these hybrids connected to a number of savage killings in Russia? Biologist (Sociologist? I can’t remember) Harry Breckmeyer has been called in, by the President of the United States(?) to investigate. What he discovers is […]

Terror Tuesday Forecast: Invasion of the Bee Girls

Well it’s Monday again, sorry to say, so it’s once again time for the Terror Tuesday Forecast. Let’s take a peek at the film that will be playing this week at the grand ole Alamo Drafthouse upon that most advantageous of weekdays. Take a gander at the trailer for Invasion of the Bee Girls… The […]

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 […]

Terror Tuesday Report: Brain Damage

Brian is a terribly average guy. He lives in a passable New York City apartment with his brother and spends most of his free time with his loving girlfriend. Unfortunately for Brian, the neighbors in the apartment above him are neither average nor are they passable human beings. For years, they have been harboring an […]

Terror Tuesday Forecast: Sole Survivor

Part of me wanted to start this post preemptively and emphatically dispelling any possible misconceptions that Terror Tuesday would be showing a made-for-TV Dean Koontz adaptation from 2000, but then I realized I too was operating under a misconception. In the documentary Not Quite Hollywood, which if you haven’t seen you should watch on Instant […]

Terror Tuesday Report: The Oracle

The Film A young woman and her husband move into their dream apartment for far less than they thought it would cost; suspiciously so. Turns out the source of the bargain is the mysterious death of the old lady who formerly resided in the apartment. She managed to vanish into thin air while playing a […]

Terror Tuesday Forecast: Brain Damage

Happy Monday! It’s time to take a sneak peek at this week’s Terror Tuesday fare. I’ve actually seen Brain Damage once before and…wasn’t terribly thrilled with it. I just found it a little too goofy and, dare I say, trashy to be enjoyable. However, I am all for giving movies like this a second chance […]

Terror Tuesday Report: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors

The Film A cadre of suicidal teens are remanded to the care of a mental health facility. Trouble is, while inside, horrific nightmares become a shared problem. When the kids begin offing themselves in the most bizarre ways, it becomes apparent–to the kids at least–that something far more sinister is taking place than unstable psyches. […]

Terror Tuesday Report: Maniac Cop 2

The Film I have an unhealthy level of affection for this entire franchise. In one of the few entries of my AYIF series, I revealed my love for the first film in suspiciously overzealous fashion. After seeing the first, I immediately sought out and watched parts 2 and 3 and found them both to be […]

Terror Tuesday Forecast: ANoES 3: The Dream Warriors

Third week in and already I’m throwing you a curve, but for good reason. My friend Eric Vespe, whom you probably know as Quint from Ain’t It Cool News is celebrating his birthday with a special screening of one of his favorite films at the Alamo Drafthouse. The screening happens to take place on the […]

Terror Tuesday Report: Critters 2

The Film Two years after a pack of very illegal aliens (actual tagline, not my joke) gorged themselves on the Brown family farm, the Browns,  not surprisingly, have moved away to the big city in an effort to distance themselves from that all-too-close encounter. The tiny town of Grover’s Bend was able to carry on […]

The Terror Tuesday Forecast: Maniac Cop 2

As promised, Monday arrives with a glimpse of this week’s Terror Tuesday feature. I’m incredibly excited about this week’s film, Maniac Cop 2. When I began attending Terror Tuesday, what seems like forever ago, the ratio of films playing that I had seen to those I hadn’t was heavily skewed toward the latter. But the […]

Re-Introducing…The Terror Tuesday Report

In January of 2010, I began a project for Cinematical’s Horror Squad. If you read myself or Pete Hall with any regularity on any of our outlets than you’re probably already sick of hearing the words Alamo Drafthouse. Well too bad, because I’m about to lavish a bit more praise upon it. Every Tuesday for […]


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