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Films 

The Wild Trailer To Richard Stanley’s New Film THE OTHERWORLD Is Here!

Looking back, I think one of the best and most intriguing guests we’ve ever had on the Killer POV podcast (the previous incarnation of Shock Waves) had to be filmmaker Richard Stanley. The director helmed the cult movies HARDWARE and DUST DEVIL, and was also the subject of the fascinating and heartbreaking documentary LOST SOUL: THE […]

Films 

Fantasia Film Festival: Fascinated by THE KEEPERS? You Need to See DELIVER US

Recently, documentaries focused toward darker content have captivated wide-spread audience attention, as shows like MAKING A MURDERER and THE KEEPERS became regular water cooler discussions. The new movie DELIVER US aka LIBRA NOS (currently playing at the Fantasia Film Fest) will no doubt garner an equal amount fascination and is a must for any dark content […]

Films 

Revisiting the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET COLLECTION: LABYRINTH Bonus Disc

You can’t imagine the excitement for the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET COLLECTION boxed DVD set… unless, of course, you were there when it finally arrived in September of 1999. Having watched the movies over and over again on VHS and Laserdisc, it was high time for the series to enter the new digital age. Lo […]

Films 

Documentary on A SERBIAN FILM in the Works (and Possibly an Extended Cut)

Even if you’ve never dared to see it, you probably know about it… and maybe you’ve even heard the shocking details from those who managed to survive A SERBIAN FILM. Immediately following its 2010 release, the highly-controversial (and still widely banned) creation of director/co-writer Srđan Spasojević raced to the top of nearly every movie site’s […]

Films Music 

Lost on VHS: MAKING MICHAEL JACKSON’S THRILLER

I have a confession to make: When I was a kid, I was a huge Michael Jackson fan — so much so that I took a little heat from it from other kids. Despite this, I was scared to death of the THRILLER music video. I grew up in a time when my Dad would […]

Films 

Five More Completely Bizarre Movies You’ve Probably Never Seen

Inspired by previous lists of bizarre, hard-to-find movies recently posted here [if you missed our first and second installments, check those out ASAP], I’ve compiled my own collection of obscurities. The five films below are rarely seen and mostly unknown, but cinematic explorers who seek ‘em out will be rewarded with strange delights unknown to the average person. […]

Films 

Found Footage Horror is Not Dead… and These Films Prove It

It may have been a while since feature-length horror films shot in the so-called found footage or mockumentary approach brought home major box-office receipts, especially after the conclusion of the lucrative PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise, not to mention lackluster reaction to last year’s BLAIR WITCH reboot and last month’s Ridley Scott-produced PHOENIX FORGOTTEN… although it could […]

Films 

Trailer To NOT A WAR STORY; Doc About The 80 Veterans That Made The Horror Film RANGE 15

Sometimes, the making of horror films can be just as compelling and fascinating as the fiction being depicted in front of the camera. And here’s a story that I think warrants a solid look. It’s the new documentary NOT A WAR STORY, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of 80 veterans that set out to make […]

Films 

Everybody’s Got a Bomb: The Most Horrifying Nuclear Apocalypse Movies Ever Made

Those who grew up during just about any phase of the Cold War know exactly how it feels to have the ever-present possibility of total extinction hovering over our heads like the Sword of Damocles. That metaphorical blade, of course, is the very real concept of global nuclear war — a conflict that, regardless of how or […]

Films 

Throw Back Video: VIDEO WORLD, The Death of a VHS Store

Every video store has a story. And all of us of a certain age certainly have our own personal tales and memories of that long lost era of the video shop. Scanning the rows of tapes, wasting hours speculating and talking about movie titles with friends, dates, and family. And then finally settling on something […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

One Soldier’s Terrifying Nocturnal Encounter with a Monstrous Camel Spider

Today’s skin-crawling tale was handed down from the son of a Marine veteran, whose tour of duty in Afghanistan ended with a horrific accident in which he lost both legs. The official story, as the man related to his teenage son, was that his crippling injury was caused by a land mine… but evidence has […]

Real Life Scares TV 

New Documentary to Investigate “The Werewolf of Cannock Chase?”

Few outsiders have heard about the horrific tales originating from a woodland region of Britain’s Staffordshire County known as Cannock Chase… but the research of Damon Simms might change all that. Simms (pictured above), who writes a column for the Stoke Sentinel entitled “Supernatural Staffordshire,” has dedicated much of his research to the many monstrous […]

Real Life Scares 

The Creepy Story Behind the Infamous “Lost in the Catacombs” Video

Long before it gained worldwide viral notoriety, the footage you’re about to see was part of a documentary which aired in slightly different versions on multiple TV networks in the early 2000s — most notably a Halloween special on ABC Family (now Freeform) and SCARIEST PLACES ON EARTH on the Sci-Fi Channel (now SyFy). The […]