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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 […]

Films 

The Forbidden World Of VHS Grey Market

Once upon a time in the days before bit-torrent and all-region DVD players, die-hard  horror fans could only find ultra-rarities through the forbidden world of the VHS grey market dealers. Genre fans were only able to get cult and obscure films – be they Mario Bava, Godzilla, Kung Fu or Hammer Films – during the […]

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UPDATED: Why Remaking SUSPIRIA Isn’t As Bad As You Think It Is

UPDATE: Entertainment Weekly is reporting that original SUSPIRIA star Jessica Harper will appear in the new remake of SUSPIRIA! Original article as follows. For the last several years, there have been numerous rumblings of remaking Dario Argento’s 1977 cult horror masterpiece SUSPIRIA. At one point, David Gordon Green (JOE, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS) was set to be […]

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Jordan Peele Talks His Love Of Horror On The Latest SHOCK WAVES!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo (that’s me!), Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they gather ’round the table to talk all the latest horrors on this week’s Shock Waves podcast! In celebration of Dario Argento’s birthday, the group throw out their favorite Argento films. Both Rob & Elric saw & discuss Rob Zombie’s […]

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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 […]

TV 

Remembering Showtime’s MASTERS OF HORROR: Season One

Horror TV is alive and thriving. It’s talked about daily here, as well as other genre-based sites. Sure, a lot of it is trying to bring in new horror fans with great TV adaptations of well-known series like SCREAM and BATES MOTEL, while others haunt our deepest psychosexual fears like AMERICAN HORROR STORY. We know […]

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5 Reasons SANTA SANGRE Is A Great Horror Film

Earlier this week, we had David Gregory and Carl Daft, the two fellows behind genre home video label Severin Films as special guests on the Shock Waves podcast. They’ve managed to restore and put out some of the craziest, most eccentric and bizarre cult genre gems, but one of their most well celebrated is SANTA […]

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Celebrate Independence Day With A New Mini-Episode Of SHOCK WAVES!

Surprise! Despite being on a brief hiatus from full length episodes of the Shock Waves podcast, myself (Rob Galluzzo), Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek managed to get together and record a special mini-episode of Shock Waves in honor of the July 4th holiday. We chat a bit about THE PURGE franchise, “slasher” gem SLAUGHTER HIGH, […]

Films Music 

Ten Classic Horror Movies That Scared Me With Sound

We’ve written a great deal about the role of a truly great musical score in crafting a memorable horror film, but today I’m going to dig a little deeper into what makes a movie sound terrifying. Along with dialogue and practical sound effects, there are often dozens of layers to a film’s sound design, and […]

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R.I.P. Music Legend and INFERNO Composer Keith Emerson (1944-2016)

It pains us to bring news of yet another creative icon leaving this world… after all, we’re still in the depths of grief over the loss of iconic artists David Bowie, Wes Craven, Angus Scrimm, Gunnar Hansen and Lemmy Kilmister, to name just a few. But news waits for no one — no matter how […]

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5 Reasons You Must Own Synapse Films’ TENEBRAE Blu-Ray

When it comes to restoring and giving due to classic horror cult cinema, I doubt anyone can do better than the fine fiends over at Synapse Films. Since the beginning of the DVD boom, they’ve been tackling proper special editions for some of the most well-known and notorious genre pictures ever produced. And as fans, themselves, […]

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THE DARK TOWER, GHOSTBUSTERS and SUSPIRIA – This Week’s Horror News Rundown

When there is no more room in development hell, the horror movies will finally come to theaters. This week on our Horror News Rundown, some highly anticipated adaptations of best-selling novels finally emerge from the depths, including the works of Stephen King, Dan Simmons and Steve Alten. We also get new release dates on the […]

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Limited Edition Blu-Ray Of Dario Argento’s TENEBRAE Now Up For Pre-Order!

When it comes to restoring cult classic movies, I doubt you’ll find a company that’s as committed as Synapse-Films. The level of care and detail they put into every single one of their releases is astounding and I always order their stuff with confidence, knowing each is going to be the best possible presentation of said […]