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Films 

The 10 Most Underrated Horror Movies of the 1980s

Recently, Blumhouse.com Editor-in-Chief Rebekah McKendry published a series of articles listing the Top 10 Scariest Horror Movies by each decade. Her lists differentiated themselves from others by focusing on films that seriously bring the terror, as opposed to more general and subjective “Best Of” articles. I appreciated the way she focused in on films that elicit […]

Films Scary Fun TV 

Ten 1980s Halloween Specials that Scared the Hell Out of Me

It’s strange, but I’ve discovered that many diehard horror fans have multiple recollections of being scared out of their minds by movies and television at young ages. Yet for some reason, they didn’t turn away from the scares but rather approached them head on and seeking out more scares. This is how I was as […]

Films 

Are We Stuck in the ’80s? The Pros and Cons of Horror Nostalgia

As it has been stated by a slew of critics over the course of cinema history, horror is the one genre that will never die. In terms of mainstream cinematic entertainment, other trends fall in and out of fashion, and certain genres rise and fall at the mercy of popular opinion. Horror, however, has always […]

Music 

Supergroup “Necromancing The Stone” Hell-Bent On Resurrecting Metal With New Album

Heavy metal and horror make an impeccable pair. Menacing imagery and earsplitting guitar sweeps are as perfect together as peanut butter and jelly. Flowers and sunshine. Dirt and maggots. Refrigerators and severed body parts. They’re just made for each other. The band Necromancing the Stone has entwined and cemented this morbid union of music and […]

Music Real Life Scares 

The Time Rocker Joan Jett Helped Apprehend a Killer

Any ’90s punk kid worth their weight in black leather likely knows all about the short-lived punk band The Gits. To offer a brief introduction for the unfamiliar, The Gits were formed in Ohio in the mid-1980s, and eventually relocated to Seattle to take advantage of the then-burgeoning early-’90s music scene. This was a time […]

Films 

Five Underrated Slasher Movies from the 1980s

Everything devolves. In only a decade, the high bar set by seminal 1970s slasher films like BLACK CHRISTMAS, HALLOWEEN and THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE became a giant heap of crap. Hollywood released a ton of often boring higher-end slasher movies, while smaller companies churned out creatively vacant, straight-to-video flicks to feed the product-hungry shelves of video […]

Music TV 

‘80s Synth Artists Battle a Comet in ADULT SWIM’s Totally Deranged LIVE AT THE NECROPOLIS

There’s probably nothing I can say to make sense of the following clip, other than it’s the latest masterpiece of WTF from the twisted minds behind Adult Swim’s nightmare-inducing “infomercial” content — which has previously included the viral explosions TOO MANY COOKS, UNEDITED FOOTAGE OF A BEAR, and THIS HOUSE HAS PEOPLE IN IT. If […]

Music Scary Fun 

11 Unintentionally Scary as Hell Music Videos from the 1980s 

In the 1980s, videos were a new and experimental frontier that the industry was not quite sure what to do with. And not unlike today, many music video makers were young film students filled with avant-garde ideas and outlandish concepts. However, sometimes experiments can go awry, and art can transform into a nightmare in a […]

Scary Fun Toys 

My Pet Monster: The Best ’80s Toy Of Them All

Many of the things us horror fans hold near and dear experienced golden times in the 1980s, which is why so many of us look back so fondly on that glorious decade. Not only did slasher films reach the apex of their popularity – and awesomeness – but so too did monster movies reign supreme […]

Scary Fun Toys 

Terrors from my Childhood: The History of BOGLINS

There was a brief time in the late 80s when adorable small monsters were all the rage. GHOULIES, CRITTERS, GREMLINS, and MUNCHIES were taking home video by storm, and kids were clamoring to get the related “scary yet cute” merchandising. Then The Boglins arrived (named after a variation of the word “goblin”), joining the rest […]