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Music 

Rob G’s 10 Favorite Vinyl Releases Of 2016!

Horror soundtracks are more popular than ever. The same applies for music on vinyl, which has seen a major resurgence over the course of the last few years. Tons of specialty labels are either reissuing classic soundtracks, fully remastered with impressive new art and packaging. Some are clearly focusing on capitalizing on new properties or […]

Films 

Happy 10th Anniversary To The Sleazy, Mean-Spirited “Slasher” Cult Classic BLACK XMAS!

Ah yes, my fine fiends. It’s that time of year again. It’s Christmas season, which means we all have to break out as many holiday themed horror movies as possible and watch them until the bitter end of this blasted year! Inevitably, there comes the point in the month where you have to revisit Bob […]

Films 

SHOCK WAVES Episode 32: A SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT Family Reunion Christmas Special!

Horror fans, it’s a Christmas miracle! This time of year, we tend to pull out holiday specific horror films to marathon and get us in the mood for Christmas. On the top of most of our queues would be SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT, Parts 1 and 2! For this special holiday episode of Shock Waves, […]

Music 

Gift Guide: Our Holiday Horror Vinyl Recommendations!

‘Tis that time of year again! It’s the holidays! And while most of us are celebrating in our own unique ways, more than likely by marathoning Christmas horror films, we are living in glorious times when it comes to soundtrack releases. In fact, if you’re having trouble figuring out a good gift for the horror […]

Films Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Gift Guide: COFFEE CUP MASSACRE Mugs Are Here To Wow and Offend!

If there’s 2 things I love on this God forsaken mud-ball called Earth, it’s horror movies and coffee! So, the prospect of combining both, and just in time for the holiday season, seems like a match made in err… hell? That’s exactly what artist Kevin Klemm did when he launched his new line of collectible […]

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Real Life Scares 

The Horrific Crimes of Bruce Pardo, “The Santa Claus Killer”

It’s like something straight out of the SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT franchise… only it’s real. In Covina, CA, in 2008, at 11:30 pm on Christmas Eve, a man named Bruce Pardo arrived at the home of his ex-in-laws dressed as Santa Claus. Under one arm, he held a large, giftwrapped package; in the other hand, […]

Films Scary Fun 

The Most Dangerously Incompetent Police in Horror Movies

Sometimes, law enforcement in the world of horror cinema is notoriously absent, incompetent, or a special blend of both. I decided to take a look at a variety of flicks featuring some of the worst police work ever depicted in horror movies… and this is what I’ve come up with: Lt. Ken Fuller and Team […]

Films Scary Fun 

Five Food Scenes from Horror Movies That Will Spoil Your Appetite Forever [NSFW]

As Stephen King once famously said, there are basically three tiers of horror, all of which are valid: “[If] I cannot terrify the reader, I will try to horrify,” King writes, “and if I find I cannot horrify, I’ll go for the gross-out.” This article is all about that last part… but more specifically about […]

Films 

Art Is Subjective, So STOP Nitpicking Cover Art

Look, art is subjective. Any art, whether it be movies or music or an actual drawing or painting, is subjective. Clive Bell, who coined this phrase, once said, “We have no other means of recognizing art than our feeling for it.” If you’re on this website, then you no doubt, like me, are a huge […]

Films 

We Chat With SCREAM FACTORY’s Jeff Nelson About Their Recently Announced Comic-Con Slate!

Like a lot of you out there, we here at Blumhouse.com are huge fans of what the fine folks at Scream Factory do. And one of the best things about the annual San Diego Comic-Con is that we can expect them to announce a huge batch of titles to get us through the remainder of the […]

Films Music 

Ten Classic Horror Movies That Scared Me With Sound

We’ve written a great deal about the role of a truly great musical score in crafting a memorable horror film, but today I’m going to dig a little deeper into what makes a movie sound terrifying. Along with dialogue and practical sound effects, there are often dozens of layers to a film’s sound design, and […]

Films 

Slashback! THE DUMB WAITER Packs a Feature’s Worth of Suspense Into 16 Minutes

I’m going to try something a little different for this week’s column, and bring your attention to an almost-forgotten 1979 short film from UK writer-director Robert Bierman. I’m going to argue that this short sums up everything that works in slasher cinema — without resorting to attention-grabbing techniques like graphic violence, sleazy exploitation or a short-attention-span […]

Music 

Waxwork Records Update On KRAMPUS, THE WARRIORS, EVIL DEAD 2 & MY BLOODY VALENTINE!

The frequency and quality at which Waxwork Records is putting out vinyl soundtracks is fast and furious! Which is cause for celebration for us fellow vinyl collecting enthusiasts. Waxwork co-founder Kevin Bergeron was the most recent guest on The Damn Fine Cast, a soundtrack-centric podcast co-hosted by our own “Talkin’ Tracks” contributor Tony Giles alongside […]