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Films Scary Fun 

Was CRITTERS Based on a Real Story?: Exploring the Kelly-Hopkinsville Alien Encounter

Was there genuine truth to the Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter? It’s one of history’s greatest questions and time has left it surprisingly powerless. That’s not a complete mystery when you consider today’s technology, the elaborate depths one will dive too in order to create the most believable hoax, and what can be presented and spread like wild […]

Films 

They Bite! Remembering CRITTERS 30 Years Later

When it comes to the “tiny-terror” subgenre of horror movies that rose to prominence in the 1980s, some would think first of Joe Dante’s 1984 hit GREMLINS. But for others, the mini-monster movie franchise that springs to mind will forever be CRITTERS, starring those tiny, razor-toothed, bouncing space porcupines with an attitude as voracious as their […]

Films Scary Fun 

5 Forgotten Horror Sub-Genres in Need of Comeback

Hollywood trends wax and wane over time. And while cowboy musicals and noir detective dramas may someday come back into film fashion, there are also a number of horror sub-genres that have been forgotten and are just waiting for a big comeback. Horror is full of sub-genres; actually it tends to be how we most […]

Films 

Five Horror Franchises That Really Deserve A Reboot

Some horror movies deserve a sequel, some deserve a prequel, and some even deserve their own TV series, but what about reboots? What about when you don’t just want to revisit a story, but when you want to build the foundation of an all-new franchise, and you don’t have quite enough material to warrant a […]

Films Music 

The 11 Best Fake Horror Movie Rock Bands

Horror has been intrinsically linked to rock ’n’ roll ever since rock ’n’ roll was a baby. It took a few decades for the two artistic expressions to find a harmony, often in powerful metal songs espousing the darkest corners of the human experience and inhuman imagination, but once it did the idea took hold. […]

Comic Books Films 

10 Franchises We’d Love To See As Comic Books

Growing up, my two greatest loves were horror movies and comic books. So when Marvel very briefly flirted with doing a series based on A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, it was nirvana for me! (Read all about it here.) Although cancelled after 2 issues, other comic companies in the early 90’s picked up the mantle […]

Films 

Eight Important Lessons I Learned From Watching GHOULIES II

Most horror fans would agree that GREMLINS and CRITTERS are among the most beloved pint-sized puppet monsters to ever grace the big screen. While I love those movies along with some of the sequels, I’ve always been a big fan of their often overlooked counterparts, the GHOULIES, as well. For starters, GHOULIES has the best name […]

Films 

Giving #RESPECT To Mrs. Peltzer, GREMLINS Slayer

Just last week, we paid our respects to the great Murray Futterman (Dick Miller) who, over the course of the two GREMLINS movies, knew a thing or two about how to handle those little suckers. But, having just revisited the original Joe Dante classic, something struck me: Can we please also give it up for Lynn […]

Toys 

Amok Time Brings Your Favorite MONSTARZ to the Toy Shelf!

Originally airing on September 15th of 1967, ‘Amok Time’ was the premiere episode of STAR TREK’s second season. In the episode, Spock returns to his home world and takes part in a strange Vulcan mating ritual, and it’s notable for being the only episode to feature scenes on the planet. But we’re not here to […]

Films Scary Fun 

Horror Sequels… In… SPACE!

Horror sequels are just like every other kind of sequel, in that eventually the filmmakers behind them get bored and just start throwing their heroes/villains into progressively sillier situations to keep themselves (and their audiences) interested. Team-ups with other monsters, traveling to unusual locations, 3-D glasses and found footage diversions are just some of the […]