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Slashback! Why CEMETERY OF TERROR is Mexico’s Best Slasher EVER

I know you’ve been missing my regular column on vintage slasher flicks… but it’s okay, you don’t have to reveal your dark and secret shame by admitting it. If you’re familiar with my previous installments, you know I tend to focus on more obscure oddities from the often-maligned slasher subgenre, as opposed to the classic […]

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Five of Cinema’s Weirdest (and Cheapest) Alien Monsters

Since time immemorial, Earth has been invaded by all sorts of star-spanning creatures – at least in the annals of speculative fiction. H.G. Wells kicked the alien invasion genre off with his classic 1898 novel WAR OF THE WORLDS. Wells’ Martian vanguard were not anthropomorphic in nature – one head, two arms, two legs — […]

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SNARK WEEK! Before SHARKTOPUS, There Was MONSTER SHARK!

It’s time to bid a moist farewell to another Shark Week… and with it, my goofy little theme of alternative shark programming (which began with an ode to the gloriously awful SyFy opus GHOST SHARK and a re-examination of JAWS 2 from a slasher fan’s perspective). But I’m not going down without a fight… even if […]