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TV 

This Clip Replaces WONDER YEARS Narration with Horror Music… and It’s Hilariously Creepy

This awesome little experiment was first mixed by comedian Jon Friedman nearly a decade ago… and its source material, of course, is way older still. But for reasons no one can explain, it’s suddenly experienced a viral resurgence. I’m going to assume you have at least a passing familiarity with THE WONDER YEARS, an incredibly […]

TAMMY AND THE T-REX: The Film That Put Paul Walker’s Brain Inside a Dinosaur

Hidden in the annals of 1990s low-budget genre cinema is a film so spectacularly stupid that it’s hard to believe that it not only exists, but that the actors ever worked again. And yet, sure enough, Denise Richards and Paul Walker went on to have very respectable careers after TAMMY AND THE T-REX put them […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: I (Barely) Survived a VIOLENT SH*T Marathon! [NSFW]

Happy Friday, fellow extremiacs! Put on those rain ponchos, ‘cuz you’re gonna get a little red on you again. When I first launched this column a couple of months ago, I made a point of emphasizing the concept of extreme horror movies as “outsider art,” expressing some bold and unconventional ideas through the medium of […]

Films 

The Incredibly Bizarre World of Ghana’s Horror Movie Posters

Horror movie posters from Ghana are amazing. Painted by local artists to promote roadshow screenings of bootlegged foreign movies, these totally unauthorized images have a rawness and power that the slick Hollywood promotional materials can’t touch. In the 1980s and ’90s, “video clubs” sprung up all over the West African nation of Ghana. They screened […]

Films 

The 10 Most Underrated Horror Movies of the 1990s

Last week, we ran a list of the 10 Most Underrated Horror Movies of the 1980s. This week, we’re focusing on the 1990s with another list of often-missed and underappreciated genre gems. While only a few of these films can be found on Blu-ray, they can all be found on DVD (or can be streamed) […]

Films 

The 10 Scariest Films of the 1990s

It’s October, and everyone is on a quest to find some highly scary viewing for the Halloween holiday. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be working my way through the decades, highlighting the absolute scariest horror films from each. The 1990s have a bad rep of being the “off” years of horror, but this is […]

Scary News 

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 

Six Awesome 90s Horror Movies Now on Netflix!

Some people have said that the 90s were not a good decade for horror movies, but those guys are assholes. I like 90s horror! Take a trip back through the decade that gave us Nirvana, Birkenstocks, and sensitive guys with ponytails by checking out some of the excellent 90s horror titles currently available on Netflix. THE RELIC […]

A Visit to NECROMANCE — Hollywood’s Macabre One-Stop Goth Shop!

If you were an aspiring Goth in Los Angeles in the early 1990s — as so many of us were — then you likely knew all of the best joints to grab your garb. Goths required, and still require, a very specific uniform, and finding proper Goth clothes has always been a bit of a […]

Films 

Is IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS the Scariest Film of the 1990s?

If one may make a broad generalization about the bulk of the genre, horror movies tend to be about the fear of pain and death, usually by violent means. As audience members we can all relate, on a gut level, to the fear of being stabbed by another human being. Hence, it doesn’t take much […]

Films 

Jack Black’s Gonna Goose Ya with the GOOSEBUMPS Rap!

If you grew up with R.L. Stine’s GOOSEBUMPS novels and TV series, you were probably fully immersed in ‘90s pop culture as well… and whether you’re ashamed of that fact or not, the nerds at Nerdist totally feel you. To tease the upcoming release of the GOOSEBUMPS movie, co-writer/director Ben Mekler teamed up with Jack […]