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Watch Eli Roth’s Epic New TV Spot for Universal’s HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS

It’s that time again, folks: Universal Studios is about to roll out a new cavalcade of wide-awake nightmares for this year’s HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS, plunging patrons into living, bleeding incarnations of their favorite horror flicks. But this year, the commercial hyping HHN’s 2017 edition features a veteran horror filmmaker behind the camera as well: the […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Was HOSTEL Based on a REAL Story?

Eli Roth’s 2005 film HOSTEL is the story of college students traveling through Europe who are kidnapped by a group of psychotic sadomasochist murderers. We learn later that these killers are, just like the two college, tourists. However, these tourists are not there to take in the sites of Europe. They have paid for the experience […]

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Five Horror Movie Diseases You Wouldn’t Want to Catch

I’m a bit of a hypochondriac, so when a character in a movie or TV show just gets a cold or a touch of the flu, that freaks me out a little bit. But I watch horror movies almost exclusively, so you can imagine my despair when there’s a medical element to any film I’m […]

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TROMA QUEENS: Celebrating the Queer Flicks of Lloyd Kaufman

I was a snarky, bespectacled, under-achieving 17-year-old in my last year of school. But I ruled that year with my posse of demented hipster teens by distributing battered VHS copies of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, THE KINDRED, lots of DEEP THROAT-era porn, cigarettes and blackcurrant cider to keep the rival gangs (er, cliques) in line. […]

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The Great Lloyd Kaufman, President Of TROMA Sits In On The Latest SHOCK WAVES!

In the second portion of episode 24 of Shock Waves, your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry sit down with the one and only Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment, the longest standing truly independent film company. In this candid, yet fun chat, we get to learn a bit about Lloyd’s humble beginnings […]

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We Scream For “Scream Queens” On The Latest SHOCK WAVES!

This week on Shock Waves, join hosts Rob Galluzzo and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First, they discuss FX legend Steve Johnson’s new Kickstarter campaign for his epic bio book RUBBERHEAD: SEX, DRUGS & SPECIAL FX. We also chat about custom-made horror board games and the new ZOMBI comic […]

Real Life Scares 

The Horrifying True Story Behind the Campfire Tale in CABIN FEVER

In Eli Roth’s CABIN FEVER there is a memorable campfire scene where the protagonist, Paul (played by Rider Strong), tells his friends about a gruesome murder at a bowling alley. The friends listen in horror as Paul describes how a disgruntled employee showed up at a place called Lenny Meade’s Brighton Bowl, tied up the […]

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Who Are The NEW Masters of Horror…? (Part 2)

Last month I argued that the title “Masters of Horror” should have been bestowed upon a brand new generation of filmmakers a long time ago. So I put a handful of the most obvious names into the hat just to get the conversation started (folks like Guillermo Del Toro and James Wan, for example) but […]

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School’s Out! Five Fantastic Summer Horror Movies!

You did it! You made it through another year of grade school or high school or college! Now you get to snag sweet gig working for minimum wage at a Target or McDonalds for the summer while you wait for school to start up again next Fall. Well, not you grade school kids – you […]

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Director Jon Watts: How CLOWN Went from Fake Eli Roth Trailer to Real Eli Roth Production

This Friday, the long wait for the U.S. release of Jon Watts’ CLOWN ends—and appropriately enough, the journey started out with a joke. As Watts explains in this interview, he and his friends’ mock trailer about a loving dad becoming a demonic clown wound up becoming a real movie, which filmed in 2013 for release […]

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Check Out These Early Student Films Made by Iconic Genre Directors

I went to film school, and it was there that I learned I should never, ever become a director. As such, my short films will never see the light of day. Luckily, that is not the case for more talented filmmakers. Thanks to the internet, you can find practically anything these days — including the student […]

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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 — […]

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Finally! CELL Arrives This Summer & Here’s The Trailer!

It’s been a long road to adapt the Stephen King novel for CELL into a movie. At one point, Eli Roth was attached to direct, various cast members came and went through the years. But then finally, the film went before the cameras in 2014 with John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson in the leads. […]