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Mick Garris, John Landis, And Joe Dante Talk Politics In Horror On POST MORTEM!

A few weeks back, we told you about the launch of Podcast One’s new horror interview show POST MORTEM, hosted by Mick Garris. He kicked it off with a great, candid chat with Rob Zombie, and now the second episode has just dropped with John Landis and Joe Dante where the “masters of horror” discuss […]

Films 

The Horror Sequels We Never Got (But Should Have)

Sequels are a divisive slice of cinema but in the realm of horror, fans have had their fair share of them. Perhaps more than any other genre, horror is known for pumping out sequel after sequel to popular franchises such as A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, HALLOWEEN and FRIDAY THE 13TH. Even lesser known series […]

Films 

School’s In Session! Mick Garris Interviews Joe Dante For POST MORTEM!

I love filmmaker interviews. But they’re even better when it’s one friend and colleague from the horror genre chatting with another. No one does it better than Mick Garris, the creator of the “Masters Of Horror” series, and director behind several Stephen King adaptations, and most recently on television shows such as DEAD OF SUMMER, RAVENSWOOD […]

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The Other PSYCHO? Will The Real Norman Bates Please Stand Up?

Did you know there was another inspiration for Robert Bloch’s famed PSYCHO killer Norman Bates? While Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein gets the lion’s share of real-life inspiration for the fictional slay-crazed mamma’s boy, Bloch fully admits he wasn’t aware of the full details of Gein’s murderous intent until years later. At the heart of […]

TV 

Remembering EERIE, INDIANA

When I was but a wee Faraci, I lived in what I thought was a very different world from everyone else. I was the only kid in my class whose parents were divorced. While all the kids my age loved New Kids On The Block, I was big into The Monkees. While they followed baseball […]

TV 

Remembering Showtime’s MASTERS OF HORROR: Season One

Horror TV is alive and thriving. It’s talked about daily here, as well as other genre-based sites. Sure, a lot of it is trying to bring in new horror fans with great TV adaptations of well-known series like SCREAM and BATES MOTEL, while others haunt our deepest psychosexual fears like AMERICAN HORROR STORY. We know […]

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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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Did You Know JAWS 3 Was Supposed to be a Comedy?

The movie opens on a swimming pool in Palm Springs. Peter Benchley has just finished writing JAWS 3 and is now enjoying a relaxing dip in his pool. A great white shark suddenly bursts out of the water and devours the legendary writer. It’s a strange way to open the third film in the JAWS […]

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Terror In THE ‘BURBS: 5 Reasons Joe Dante’s Classic Comedy is a Genuine Horror Movie

Few things are as terrifying as the paint-by-numbers conformity of suburbia — but what if there’s something even more sinister lurking in the background? Joe Dante explores this idea in his genre-defying 1989 classic THE ‘BURBS. Although loaded with laughs and starring Tom Hanks — who, while a fan favorite, isn’t exactly known for horror […]

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Fear the Meta-Menace of MANT! Remembering Joe Dante’s MATINEE

While Joe Dante’s MATINEE is ostensibly a coming-of-age fear flick about a William Castle-like schlocky showman, the meta film within a film, MANT, is an affectionate love letter to the classic creature features that inspired a generation. It’s time we break down who’s who in that meta-fun-fest… and why! Set in Key West, Florida in 1962, […]

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Unwelcome Guests: Dipping Into PIRANHA and LAKE PLACID!

A  surefire  way  to  infuse  panic  and  terror  into  an  unsuspecting  small  town  is  to  have  something  show  up  that  has  no business being  there.  Dropping  a  non-­indigenous  creature  into  a  completely  foreign environment  can  be  detrimental  to  the local population… especially  if  said  invader  starts  eating  them.  Directors  Joe  Dante  and  Steve  Miner  have […]

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Watch Every Single Visual Effects Oscar Winner In One Video

This is just cool! With the Oscars right around the corner, Burger Fiction – the weekly video column from Andy Schneider & Jonathan Britnell – have just posted a clip which collects every single winner for best visual FX in Oscar history. The 9 minute clip literally goes from 1927 through to 2014! You’ll catch glimpses of ALIEN, […]