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Six Norwegian Horror Movies You Need to Seek Out Immediately

Unlike us Americans, Norwegian folks seem to find pleasure in making exactly the kind of films they want to make, as opposed to the kind a studio executive thinks people want to see. This artistic freedom is greatly esteemed, and the decision to craft stories out of love — as opposed to dollar signs — […]

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Ten Obscure Horror Flicks Streaming Right Now on Amazon Prime

We’ve all been there. Scrolling through our favorite streaming video service, desperately searching for something in the horror section that we haven’t actually seen before. Instead of giving up and just watching GREEN ROOM again, here are 10 more obscure titles that you can try out, all currently streaming on Amazon Prime. Note that some of […]

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Wilmywood: How FIRESTARTER Sparked DAWSON’S CREEK

As a proud North Carolinian, I can say that my home state has it all: Mountains, beaches, a perfectly-measured dosage of metropolitan culture, small-town bucolic charm, and a pretty impressive dossier of film locations. However, back in the early 1980s, all of these except the last one rang true — I can’t say absolutely nothing […]

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Why KILLER CONDOM is Actually an Important Movie… No, Seriously

Sexual anxiety is a common theme in horror. There have been many, many great horror films over the ages to tackle humanity’s ongoing relationship with our own libidinous urges, and every nation has had a chance to weigh in on whatever sexual hysteria exists in their own culture. [Check out this earlier feature for a […]

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Why Lucky McKee’s THE WOMAN Is a Powerful Nod to Femininity

A few weeks ago, while perusing through Shudder, I accidentally put on Lucky McKee’s THE WOMAN.  At the time, I was supposed to be watching a different movie and in my exhausted state of mind, mixed the two up.  Having heard praises for the film within the horror community, I figured, what the hell, let […]

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Good Bad Habits: Director Mariano Baino on Nunsploitation Epic DARK WATERS

The sunken depths of Manhattan’s Lovecraft bar seem like the perfect place to talk to Mariano Baino, whose 1994 film DARK WATERS is resurfacing as a long-awaited Blu-ray from Severin Films today. Severin and publicist Josh Johnson (dressed for the occasion in a nun’s habit) set up an interview op with Baino last night in […]

He Is Legend: The Legacy of Genre Icon Richard Matheson

There are certain names within the world of classic horror that embody the genre and its essence: Stephen King, John Carpenter,Vincent Price… and of course, author and screenwriter Richard Matheson. Though he passed away in 2013, Matheson’s indelible influence on the genre continues to endure.   Stephen King, Anne Rice, Brian Lumley, Harlan Ellison, Neil […]

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Was 1987 the Best Year in Horror Movie History?

Pinpointing the greatest year for genre releases isn’t easy. In fact, if we were to really explore the topic, we’d be combing through decade upon decade and thousands of films, and you’d end up attempting to read a 30,000-word article on your lunch break. That’s not going to happen. What has happened, however, is that […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Robert Morgan’s BOBBY YEAH May Be the Sickest Stop-Motion Film Ever Made

Happy Friday, fellow extremists! How about closing out your hectic work week with an adorable little piece of animation? Of course, your definitions of “adorable” may differ from mine… but in this case, it means a sticky, blood-smeared, hairy, screeching, slime-spurting epic of apocalyptic proportions. That is, the outrageously twisted (and award-winning) 2011 film BOBBY […]

TV 

Remembering the Crazy 1976 TV Series MONSTER SQUAD!

In today’s TV landscape, horror fans are spoiled across all platforms when it comes to the type of programming they have to choose from. Long before Netflix, or even cable for that matter, horror shows weren’t produced as abundantly as they are today and finding a show with a decent amount of suspense in it could be […]

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The Most Controversial Movie Ever Made is Finally Available to Stream… But Which Version Is It?

Sometimes movie history is made quietly, when you least expect it… and so another landmark in boundary-busting cinema seems to have happened virtually overnight: I’m talking about the online streaming premiere of Ken Russell’s breathtaking 1971 masterpiece THE DEVILS. Recently uploaded by horror streaming service Shudder, the film is considered by many historians to be […]

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VHS Classic! The Greatest Buddy Cop Zombie Movie Ever Made – DEAD HEAT!

Once upon a time in the 1980s, MTV, big hair and VHS ruled the day. The impulse renting of horror titles in long-gone video stores allowed fans to discover flicks that died in a theatrical release. One such flick is the now cult-classic DEAD HEAT – an over-the-top retread of the noir thriller D.O.A – […]

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Get Your Ghoulish Groove On With These Horror Movie Musical Numbers

Music is one of most important elements in every genre, but if you want haunting melodies that will send chills down your spine, go no further than the nearest horror movie. Over the last decade in particular, we’ve experienced some extremely memorable horror film scores and soundtracks — the screeching piano line that sets the […]