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Films 

Brace Yourself! The EMPIRE PICTURES Blu-Ray Collection Is Coming!

A lot of us from the VHS and early DVD generation spent a good chunk of our spare time watching the wacky films of Empire Pictures! In fact, one of my most anticipated releases of this upcoming year is Daniel Griffith’s documentary CELLULOID WIZARDS IN THE VIDEO WASTELAND: THE SAGA OF EMPIRE PICTURES. (We chatted with […]

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 […]

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R.I.P. Make-Up FX Legend John Vulich

We’re terribly saddened to hear of the sudden passing of special effects make-up artist John Vulich. Multiple friends and colleagues have confirmed the news via social media earlier this afternoon. He was 55 years old. Vulich started out in the movie business over 30 years ago, and worked on everything from THE LOST BOYS to […]

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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 […]

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Vestron Video’s 5 Coolest Horror Movie Promo Items

Long before Scream Factory, there was Vestron Video. If you were alive and renting during the VHS boom of the 1980s, you damn sure remember Vestron Video. Founded in 1981, Vestron was one of the dominant players in the industry throughout the decade, and the company’s iconic logo played before so many beloved ’80s horror […]

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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 […]

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Oof! 5 Horrifying Movie Deaths While On The Toilet

Well… They say, when ya gotta go, you’ve got to go. But if you have to go, does it have to be while on the toilet?! Sadly for some movie victims, they don’t have a choice. I can think of no worse fate than having to expire while in the middle of peeing or pooping. […]

Films 

The Rise & Fall Of EMPIRE PICTURES – An Interview With Documentarian Daniel Griffith

Any of us that grew up in the VHS generation are familiar with the films of Charles Band. Whether it be as a producer or a director, through Full Moon Entertainment or Empire Pictures, you no doubt have rented and discovered one of the crazy movies in his vast filmography. But there is that one […]