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Films Scary Fun 

The 10 Best Gateway Horror Films To Bring In New Fans

A lot of people talk about gateway horror movies, the ones that usher the previously uninitiated into the hallowed halls of our beloved genre. These films usually have a few things in common like accessibility, reliability, and not being too intense. In other words, they’re easy to find, easy to understand, and showcase one or more […]

Films Real Life Scares 

You Let Your Kids Watch That?: The Trials of Being a Horror-Loving Parent

It happens to many of us. We are lifelong horror fans who one day decide to procreate, and then we are faced with the daunting task of celebrating our horror fandom while also being good and wholesome parents. This predicament has led to many evenings of me watching frightening flicks via headphones and iPad, while […]

Films TV 

10 Kid Friendly Halloween Horrors To Watch With The Family!

At this point, you’re probably already overdoing it with the candy, decorations and horror movie marathons… but isn’t this what we live for all year long, anyway? While most people have curated their own 31 days of Halloween horror movie lists, or taken a cue from either the one I whipped up, Bekah’s, Elric’s or Greg’s, […]

TV 

The Top 10 Most Terrifying Monsters From ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK

As we start to kick into high-gear for TV’s Halloween special season, I’m fondly looking back at my childhood when I was privy to creepy television all year round. Thanks to shows like EERIE, INDIANA , SO WEIRD, GOOSEBUMPS, and the life-affirming ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?, I grew up on a healthy diet […]

Films 

The GOOSEBUMPS Movie Is Nearly Perfect, Except For These 2 Things…

For me personally, GOOSEBUMPS (the books and show) were a bit after my time, so I knew nothing about R.L. Stine’s various horrific stories, or the property in general other than the very basics. So ideally, in regards to the movie adaptation fronted by Jack Black and helmed by Rob Letterman, I was the target […]

TV 

SO WEIRD: The Best Horror Kid’s Show That Everyone Forgot

The Disney Channel is arguably the most accessible of the stations geared towards children, but has always followed the trends and fads that boosted the ratings of all of their competitors. After the successes of shows like GOOSEBUMPS, EERIE, INDIANA, and ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?, The Disney Channel put aside the more traditional […]

Films 

THE MONSTER SQUAD Made Me Who I Am Today!

I have a sneaking suspicion that my mom won’t be very happy about this, but it’s true: I wouldn’t be who I am today without THE MONSTER SQUAD, a 1987 box office bomb about pre-pubescent horror enthusiasts who fight Dracula. Let me explain. In the 1980s the tide was turning in popular culture. After the […]

Films 

We Need More Kid Horror!

When I was a kid, horror was everywhere. For the adults you had THE SHINING, CAT PEOPLE, MISERY and SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. For the teens there was FRIDAY THE 13th, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, EVIL DEAD and HELLRAISER. For we youngsters, there was POLTERGEIST, GREMLINS, BEETLEJUICE and MONSTER SQUAD. Everyone had something that could […]