Beginning My Love Affair with Italian Genre Cinema: 40 Years of Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977)

Dario Argento’s first and best entry into his Three Mothers Trilogy, his 1977 masterpiece Suspiria, is the quintessential example of his supernatural horror work, which began my love affair with Italian genre cinema. It is a mesmerizing, virtuoso, psychological journey… Continue Reading


9 Spooky Horror Atari 2600 Games That Are Worth a Damn

The Atari 2600 isn’t known for its horror games, but quite a few were released for the system. While they may not make you leave skid marks on your Snuggie, some of them are worth checking out. Alien On the… Continue Reading


No Strings Attached: Remembering the Puppet Master Action Figure Series

Puppet Master: The Action Figure Series

Kids are weird. It’s impossible to tell what’s going to resonate with them, what they’re going to gravitate toward or what it will take to really ignite that spark of creativity—or even healthy obsession. Some people remember Street Sharks or… Continue Reading


Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (A Retrospective)

Friday 5

Release Date: March 22, 1985 Starring: John Shepard, Corey Feldman, Melanie Kinnaman, Shavar Ross, Marco St. John, Dick Wieand, Richard Young, Tiffany Helm, Juliette Cummins, Carol Locatell, Ron Sloan, Debi Sue Voorhees, and Tom Morga. Directed by: Danny Steinmann Synopsis:… Continue Reading


Life Is a Game So Fight for Survival: A Look Back at Battle Royale

This weekend marked the release of The Belko Experiment, the long-awaited collaboration between genre stalwarts James Gunn and Greg McLean which pits a group of office workers in a scenario where they’re forced to kill each other at the behest a… Continue Reading


A Descent into Hell: Angel Heart (1987) – A 30th Anniversary Retrospective

Written and directed by British maverick filmmaker Alan Parker and adapted from the novel Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg, Angel Heart is a mystery pastiche of hardboiled film noir and psychological supernatural occult horror, a hybrid of Chandler-esque detective story… Continue Reading


Prometheus: A Weird and Wonderful Sci-Fi Horror

Ridley Scott's Prometheus

The new Alien: Covenant trailer was met with understandable applause upon release. Part of the reason for this is completely by design. Following the lukewarm fan and critical reaction to Prometheus and the newer elements of the mythology it introduced,… Continue Reading


Recollecting The Crimson Rivers, a Seemingly Forgotten French Horror/Thriller

For a while there, French horror was the big thing. We horror fans were getting genre flicks that were so gruesome and grotesque, it almost boggled the mind. Films like Inside, Frontier(s), Trouble Every Day, and the like were shocking… Continue Reading


Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Is an Undervalued Sequel

Halloween 4

As a Halloween fan – heck, as a horror fan – I was as excited as everyone else upon hearing last week’s announcement that we’re getting another dose of Michael Myers and his iconic mask. That excitement increased further upon the realization… Continue Reading