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Films 

Maul in the Family: Hitchcock’s PSYCHO vs. Castle’s HOMICIDAL! (Part 2)

If you missed Part 1 yesterday, be sure to check it out here! When PSYCHO became a runaway success, keeping an eye on the grosses was Alfred Hitchcock’s erstwhile rival, William Castle. Knowing what Hitch had wrought, Castle was determined to beat him at his own game. Castle, who had dropped out of school to […]

Films 

7 Great Zombie Movies Without Zombies

No horror movie scenario is more ubiquitous these days than George Romero’s zombie apocalypse.  While most horror fans know that Romero didn’t conceive his living dead as “zombies”—zombies, to him, were the voodoo slaves of Bela Lugosi in poverty row quickies like WHITE ZOMBIE and KING OF THE ZOMBIES—fewer realize that the filmmaker doesn’t believe his […]

Films 

Maul in the Family: Hitchcock’s PSYCHO vs. Castle’s HOMICIDAL! (Part 1)

When Alfred Hitchcock stole a page from William Castle’s gimmicky playbook, Castle out psycho-ed PSYCHO with his very own HOMICIDAL. Break out the candy corn… things are about to get murderlicious! Following the disastrous response to Alfred Hitchcock’s personal masterpiece of sexual obsession VERTIGO, the Master of Suspense was on the ropes — both personally […]

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Rob G’s Horror Pick Of The Week – PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING

I’ve had Norman Bates on the brain a lot lately. For starters, the latest season of A&E’s BATES MOTEL is slated to return on March 7th! And second, a glorious thing happened earlier this month. Australian based DVD distributor MADMAN along with Via Vision Entertainment released an 8 disc box set for the PSYCHO franchise. […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

12 More Gravesites of Famous Horror Icons

The tourism shall continue. Recently, Blumhouse published an article directing enthused (and respectful) fans of horror to the burial sites of some of the genre’s best-known luminaries. Many of them are interred in Los Angeles, making visits to the City of Angels ripe for horror tourism. Others were cremated and scattered overseas. But seeking out […]

Films 

“Master of Horror” Stuart Gordon Almost Directed A PSYCHO Sequel?

As die-hard horror fans, we’re always searching for every little detail we can find regarding all of our favorite franchises. It’s part of the reason fan-made documentaries paying tribute to specific movie series have been so popular this last decade. Everything from HALLOWEEN: 25 YEARS OF TERROR to NEVER SLEEP AGAIN to CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES […]

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10 Horror Director Cameos You Probably Didn’t Know About

Horror directors get to have all of the fun! Because of the very nature of the type of material these filmmakers are shooting, things can get a little wild, messy and ludicrous, but often times, the general vibe on a horror movie set is predominantly positive. Some directors like to go the extra mile and cameo […]

Films 

Happy PSYCHO Day!

Did you know that Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece PSYCHO is technically a Christmas film? The opening title card tells us the date is Friday, December The Eleventh, Two Forty Three PM. So the entire movie takes course over the middle week of the holiday season! If anything, it’s just another reason to revisit PSYCHO today. […]

Films 

5 More 3D Blu-Ray Recommendations

Yesterday, I gave you 5 recommendations to kick off your home 3D movie collection. But that wasn’t enough! If you become a 3D junkie like myself, you’ll immediately want to add as many of the best and most impressive titles as possible to show off to your friends whenever they’re over. Or if you just […]

Films 

CHARACTER SHOWDOWN – Can There Only Be One Norman Bates?

This “Character Showdown” almost doesn’t seem fair, but it does warrant a serious discussion. When you say Norman Bates, it’s impossible not to immediately think of Anthony Perkins. And for quite a while there, it seemed as if no one else could possibly touch the role of Norman Bates without stepping on his toes. After […]

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Check Out This MOTLEY CRUE / Norman Bates Mash-Up!

I love Norman Bates. And I love the PSYCHO franchise. And I also love music. Most people are aware of my love of PSYCHO, since I made a documentary honoring the franchise about 5 years back. And so anytime someone comes across (or even makes themselves) something cool and PSYCHO related, I usually find it in my […]

Films 

Original DRACULA Returns To The Big Screen 10/25 & 28!

One of the things I love about the Halloween season is that just about every revival theater has got a killer horror filled schedule to sedate even the most insatiable of horror fans! Turner Classic Movies is getting in on the fun with wide releases of horror classics. Just last month, they hosted 2 night’s […]

TV 

Jamie Lee Curtis Pays Tribute To PSYCHO On SCREAM QUEENS!

This is just plain cool! Jamie Lee Curtis just shared this photograph on her Instagram account with this caption: “Just recreated, with help from the amazing crew, a shot by shot of my mother’s famous shower scene from Hitchcock’s PSYCHO for @screamqueensfox #screamqueens Ryan Murphy and co. wrote it into a special episode and it […]