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Player Beware! Looking Back at GOOSEBUMPS Game ESCAPE FROM HORRORLAND

For many kids born and raised in the 1990s, GOOSEBUMPS was their first taste of the horror genre. R.L. Stine’s successful book series spawned an equally beloved TV series, and led to a merchandising empire that wouldn’t be challenged until a certain scarred wizard came onto the scene. One of the inevitable multimedia avenues that […]

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Geena Davis Almost Produced The Sequel FLIES?!

On this week’s episode of the Shock Waves podcast, we had very special guests “masters of horror” Mick Garris and William Malone on the show. On top of being huge horror fans themselves, Mick was one of the credited screenwriters on 1989’s THE FLY II and William owns the light board from Dr. Delambre’s laboratory […]

Films 

JURASSIC PARK Is A Horror Movie (Just Deal With It)

Pretty soon now – if it hasn’t happened already – telling stories about working at a video store will be as synonymous with old age as complaining about walking to school, uphill, both ways, and in the snow. But when I worked at institutions like Hollywood Video and Laser Blazer, we used to have to […]

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Dueling Dinos! Returning to THE LOST WORLD (1960) and THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK

Since the 1925 silent version of THE LOST WORLD, dinosaurs have stalked our silver screens. Sometimes they are quite successful… and other times they just miss the Jurassic mark. Irwin Allen’s 1960 production of THE LOST WORLD begins with Professor Challenger (Claude Rains, a long way from THE WOLF MAN and CASABLANCA) arriving in London to […]

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DOUBLE TAKE: Revisiting THE FLY Remake & Its Sequel!

Last week, for my Double Take column, I watched the original 1958 classic THE FLY, paired up with its sequel RETURN OF THE FLY! That paved the way for this week’s double bill, which I was very much looking forward to – David Cronenberg’s 1986 remake of THE FLY, followed by its bonkers 1989 sequel […]

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Who Was YOUR Favorite Version Of THE FLY?

Yet again, this is one of those arguments that’s already won and decided before we even present all the candidates. But it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give it some thought! There are a total of 5 movies in THE FLY franchise and of those, 4 different characters have undergone the transformation to becoming a monster of science! […]

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5 Reasons You Need To Check Out THE SENTINEL!

Despite being a seasoned horror watcher, I love the fact that there are always little gems that I’d never properly experienced; random well known cult favorites that for whatever reasons have slipped through the cracks of my movie-watching habits over the years. It’s all the more rewarding to finally see one of these films and […]