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Films 

THE SILENCE OF THE HAMS: The Great Horror Spoof No One Talks About!

If you’re old enough to have gone to video stores, you’ve likely seen the VHS cassette of Ezio Greggio’s THE SILENCE OF THE HAMS. And you didn’t rent it. I am here to tell you what you missed. Allow me to set the scene: In the wake of SCARY MOVIE —  Keenan Ivory Wayans’ 2000 […]

Films 

Terror In THE ‘BURBS: 5 Reasons Joe Dante’s Classic Comedy is a Genuine Horror Movie

Few things are as terrifying as the paint-by-numbers conformity of suburbia — but what if there’s something even more sinister lurking in the background? Joe Dante explores this idea in his genre-defying 1989 classic THE ‘BURBS. Although loaded with laughs and starring Tom Hanks — who, while a fan favorite, isn’t exactly known for horror […]

Music TV 

‘80s Synth Artists Battle a Comet in ADULT SWIM’s Totally Deranged LIVE AT THE NECROPOLIS

There’s probably nothing I can say to make sense of the following clip, other than it’s the latest masterpiece of WTF from the twisted minds behind Adult Swim’s nightmare-inducing “infomercial” content — which has previously included the viral explosions TOO MANY COOKS, UNEDITED FOOTAGE OF A BEAR, and THIS HOUSE HAS PEOPLE IN IT. If […]

Films 

Never Forget Your Mama: Looking Back at the Still-Controversial MOTHER’S DAY

Sure, there’s a dedicated day for it on your calendar, but you really shouldn’t need a reminder to do right by your mom… even if you’re a homicidal inbred psycho who collects human heads and eats cereal and cat food from a bucket. That’s the gist of Charles Kaufman’s controversial backwoods horror and rape/revenge flick MOTHER’S DAY — […]

TV 

The Five Funniest Episodes of SUPERNATURAL!

SUPERNATURAL just got renewed for its 12th season, which makes it not only the longest-running show on the CW (it has been around longer than the CW has been around), but it is one of the longest-running scripted dramas currently on the air. I’ve always thought that the secret to the show’s success is a brilliant […]

Films 

Got To Give Our #RESPECT To The One & Only Morgan Stewart

Sometimes, there are characters in genre pictures that are so darned righteous and awesome, you can’t stop thinking about them or their amazing feats long after the movie is over. This column is dedicated to those cinematic bad-asses that keep us coming back for more. And once again, I’m dipping into a comedy that features […]

Films 

EXCLUSIVE: Watch the Insane Trailer for THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO SNUFF!

If you’ve been spending some time on the site today (oh hai!), I hope you managed to check out my essay The Horrifying, Controversial and Secret History of the Snuff Film. Of course, I’d totally understand if you’re afraid to read that one, because there’s some real nightmare fuel in there… but maybe now we […]

Films Scary Fun 

THE CHICKENING: This Psychotic Poultry-Themed SHINING Remix Will Break Your Brain Forever

The clip you’re about to witness is without a doubt the most bug-shit insane five minutes of video you’ll see all week… no, scratch that. All year. ALL YEAR. THE CHICKENING, a short film by Canadian directing team “Smearballs” — a.k.a. Nick DenBoer and Davy Force — recently annihilated audiences at both TIFF and the […]

Films 

Dueling Draculas! Bela vs. Bela in DRACULA and ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN

The five most recognizable monsters in cinema history are commonly considered to be Frankenstein’s Monster, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, the Creature from the Black Lagoon and Count Dracula. Only one of this group was portrayed without the benefit of Universal studio’s masterful makeup department. Bela Lugosi relied on his own striking features to bring […]

Films 

Reptile Dysfunction: Remembering THE ALLIGATOR PEOPLE and ALLIGATOR

In the 1960s, the American alligator was declared an endangered species because of the rampant poaching for their hides. Thanks to a governmental protection order, the alligator population made an astounding comeback, to the point that legal gator hunting was reinstated to keep the snappy critters from invading residential areas. A similar scenario played out in the […]

Films 

The Awesomely Twisted Films of Frank Henenlotter

To know Frank Henenlotter is to love him. If you consider yourself to have a love of horror movies, a slightly twisted sense of humor, and a deep abiding love of all things grindhouse, then Frank Henenlotter is a filmmaker you must become instantly intimate with (and if you read that to be sexual, I’m […]

Films TV 

TREMORS Television Series in the Works — With Kevin Bacon!

TREMORS fans, better grab(oid) your hats, ‘cuz this is pretty awesome news: Blumhouse Productions and Universal Cable are teaming up to restart the monster-worm franchise as a cable TV series, and Kevin Bacon — who, as you well know, starred in the original 1990 classic — is now confirmed to be reprising his role as […]

Films 

We Attended Slamdance’s JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER Reunion Screening!

Slamdance Cinema Club continues its screenings of great fare, and this week was no exception when Hollywood’s Arclight Cinema hosted a screening of JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER. For those that missed this horror/comedy romp when it premiered back in 2007, it follows the story of Jack Brooks (Trevor Matthews), an angry young plumber who has […]