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Films 

An Interview With Chris Alexander And HELLRAISER II’s Barbie Wilde On BLUE EYES!

“Deeper than love. Darker than death.” This is the mantra of BLUE EYES, the upcoming horror film from executive producers Chris Alexander (BLOOD FOR IRINA, QUEEN OF BLOOD) and Barbie Wilde, actress (HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II, DEATH WISH 3) and author (THE VENUS COMPLEX, VOICES OF THE DAMNED). They co-wrote the script based on a short […]

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Terror Toys: Five Horror Franchises Worthy of Their Own Action Figures

Toys. Action Figures. Collectibles. If there’s a movie or TV series with even a modicum of popularity, chances are there’s some form of plastic totem, ranging from the cute and kitschy Funko figures to the insanely articulated and intricate work from Hot Toys. But while superhero franchises and sci-fi blockbusters take up a sizable chunk of real estate at […]

How Dante’s INFERNO Shaped the Modern Image of Hell

A recent article encountered in the Washington Post, studying adult reading habits from 1982 to 2015, found that there has been a steady decline of literative reading in the United States. That’s not to say that people aren’t reading, but it does say that American adults, when looking for a book to read, are less […]

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The HELLRAISER Rubik’s Cube Puzzle Box Will Tear Your Soul Apart!

Here’s a fun little novelty item that was released by the fine fiends over at Mezco Toys last Spring that I’m only now getting wind of. When it comes to horror franchises, we tend to overdue it when it comes to buying items revolving around that franchise. Outside of the movies themselves, it can be […]

Clive Barker’s THE THIEF OF ALWAYS Nailed Young Adult Horror-Fantasy First

In 1998, J.K. Rowling’s youth novel HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE was first published in America as HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE, earnestly kicking off not just a mega-successful book and film franchise (Rowling is said to be worth about a billion dollars these days), but the Young Adult (YA) Fiction trend in earnest. […]

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Midian is Burning: Clive Barker’s NIGHTBREED and Hatred in the 21st Century

I have long been a fan of Clive Barker’s work. It started in high school with THE DAMNATION GAME and continued all the way though his movies, books, comics, and video games. One of the main reasons his work has stayed with me, and I with it, is his celebration of “The Other”: a sympathetic […]

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY, SUSPIRIA and HELLRAISER – This Week’s Horror News Rundown

We’re back! Did you miss us? The horror news isn’t going to rundown itself, you know, and after a week off (to get married, so I’m comfortable with my excuse) the horror stories have been propagating, giving birth to a heaving brood of exciting updates about popular television shows, classic films and upcoming franchise installments […]

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Photo Gallery: Son Of Monsterpalooza Slays Burbank Yet Again!

Twice a year, MONSTERPALOOZA, the brainchild of Eliot Brodsky, descends upon Southern California like a dark cloud that attracts like minded horror fanatics and monster enthusiasts to celebrate their love of the macabre. The main event is usually scheduled for the spring, but come mid-September, Burbank is treated to “Son of Monsterpalooza,” the slightly smaller […]

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What the Hell Was That Thing?: Explaining The Engineer from HELLRAISER

There is a scene about halfway through Clive Barker’s 1987 classic HELLRAISER where Kirsty (Ashley Laurence) has just learned that her dead uncle Frank has been resurrected as a skinless incubus who is being fed blood and flesh by her wicked stepmother. Frank was brought back to life by the famous Lament Configuration, a puzzle […]

TV 

Remembering Showtime’s MASTERS OF HORROR: Season Two

Ah ha! Victory is mine — I have successfully binge-watched every episode of MASTERS OF HORROR in two weeks’ time. When we last discussed MOH, we examined possible reasons people might have overlooked the quality of this show. I found both seasons to be enjoyable and grisly, though with a few episodes that weren’t for me scattered […]

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Visit Gregory Burkart’s Secret Library of Erotic Horror Fiction

As an avid horror reader and long-time connoisseur of extreme tales, I’ve always been fascinated by the long partnership between sex and monsters on the printed page. I’m not talking about horror stories that just happen to have sex scenes in them; I mean serious horror, with real scares, where sexuality is the central theme… […]

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The Resurrection Of A Hollywood Horror Director! A Candid Chat With Mark Pavia On SHOCK WAVES!

Episode 5 of SHOCK WAVES is filled to the brim with horror talk! Join your co-host Rob Galluzzo (that’d be me!) as we journey through various chats and discussions about genre movies. First up, Elric Kane and Rob chat about the Korean feature film THE WAILING, as well as OUJIA, and BEYOND THE GATES, the […]

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Slasher Recommendation – The 90’s Style MOST LIKELY TO DIE Slays!

It’s interesting… I still have a very clear memory of how drastically Wes Craven’s seminal “slasher” feature SCREAM changed the landscape of commercial horror upon its 1996 theatrical release. What followed were the I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER movies, then other similarly themed, somewhat self-aware “slasher” fare such as URBAN LEGENDS, VALENTINE, DISTURBING […]