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This Epic Cthulhu Statue is a Must-Own for H.P. Lovecraft Fans [VIDEO]

It’s been a while since I posted to our horror-lovers’ Gift Guide… but when something this amazing comes to my attention, it’s tough to pass up. While I’m not a dedicated collector of horror collectibles, I do have a few cherished pieces displayed in my office and home studio — usually those with strong sentimental […]

Films 

Beware Of The Stranger In This Scary Short Film THE PHOTOGRAPHER!

It’s the end of the week, and time to unwind. For most of us, that entails breaking out some horror the weekend. Why not kick it off with some bite-sized horror and our recommended short of the week? From French filmmaker Kévin Mendiboure, his latest project THE PHOTOGRAPHER explores just how scary social media can […]

Films 

Ranking the Genre Films of John Carpenter — From Worst to First!

If you’re already visiting this site, it’s a foregone conclusion that you’re familiar with the filmography of John Carpenter — one of the most revered and familiar names in genre cinema. While we’ve been experiencing something of a Carpenter Renaissance lately, thanks to the recent surge in the multi-talented artist’s music career and John’s surprising […]

Films 

VIDEO: A Look At Horror Laserdisc Collectibles!

No matter what the format, if you’re a horror fan, you’ve no doubt picked up your favorite films in every conceivable format that’s come along. I bet you bought the VHS, the newer collectible VHS, probably a 3rd VHS, then a Laserdisc, then a DVD, then the extended cut DVD of John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN. Am I […]

Films TV 

SHOCK WAVES Episode 31: For The Love Of Horror, With Bryan Fuller!

Get ready, fiends. The following chat is a special one! For episode 31 of Shock Waves, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they welcome to the show very special guest Bryan Fuller, creator & showrunner for the most recent interpretation of HANNIBAL! A life long horror fan, we […]

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 […]

Films 

The Psychosexual Menace of I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE

Despite its sci-fi trappings and absurdist title, I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE is one of the most paranoid psychosexual horror films of the 1950s.  Alongside another Cold War exercise in terror, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, the 1958 film (originally intended to be the A-picture on a double feature), has more to do […]

Films Scary Fun 

Slashback! Why CEMETERY OF TERROR is Mexico’s Best Slasher EVER

I know you’ve been missing my regular column on vintage slasher flicks… but it’s okay, you don’t have to reveal your dark and secret shame by admitting it. If you’re familiar with my previous installments, you know I tend to focus on more obscure oddities from the often-maligned slasher subgenre, as opposed to the classic […]

Toys 

The 10 Coolest Horror Collectibles Black Friday Gift Guide

Welcome to the most insane shopping day of the year! Whether you’ve been in line for cheap TVs for three days or prowling the interwebs, today’s all about buying things! With that in mind, here’s a look at 10 of the coolest horror collectibles ready for you to buy or pre-order right now. Whether you’re […]

Real Life Scares 

The True Story of The Candy Man Killer

On October 31, 1974, Timothy and his sister Elizabeth anxiously waited for their father to get home so they could go trick or treating. They rushed Ronald as he walked through the door. Still clad in his white optician’s coat, he rounded up his young children and went out to celebrate Halloween. Ronald accompanied his […]

Films 

Editorial: MONSTER SQUAD’s Ryan Lambert On Conquering His Fears Of Horror!

What is scarier than Richard Nixon’s face? A rubber mask of Richard Nixon’s face. Or Jimmy Carter, The Devil, a clown, Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Mummy. I avoided all of the above as a kid. Halloween was a giant panic attack. I was terrified. I think I just thought it was so bizarre and […]

Films 

Welcome To Helloween! New Short Film Shows THE RISE OF THE BOOGEYMEN!

What is it about monster mashes that get us horror fans all riled up? Over the years, it’s become my favorite sub-genre of horror. Everything from ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN to HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN to WAXWORK and THE MONSTER SQUAD. There’s something about seeing multiple monsters share screen time together that’s exciting! And while […]

Films 

Who Are Our Modern Horror Icons?

One of the most majestic qualities of the horror genre is that it’s the one genre of film that once every couple of generations can introduce “icons” into the pop culture lexicon. Whether you’ve seen the famous Universal Monster movies or not, pretty much everyone the world over instantly recognizes Dracula, The Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster, […]