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Metal, Madness and Murder Meet with SADISTIC INTENT in This Heavy Indie Thriller

Writer-director Eric Pennycoff has seriously deep roots in independent genre cinema; he’s an alumni of Larry Fessenden’s legendary company Glass Eye Pix, and has worked frequently with Brooklyn, NY-based production outfit Midnight Treehouse (behind the “M is for Mariachi” segment of ABCs OF DEATH 2.5 and the sci-fi short THE POD), to name just a […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Love Will Tear Us Apart in Douglas Buck’s CUTTING MOMENTS [NSFW]

Apart from his well-made but seldom seen 2006 remake of Brian De Palma’s SISTERS (which never received a theatrical release), the name of Douglas Buck is not widely known among mainstream horror audiences. Nevertheless, Buck’s reputation has persisted for nearly two decades among extreme-cinema fans as a transgressive and challenging artist with a knack for […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Writers David Bond & Scott Swan Are Changing the Rules of Horror

The mission of this column is to challenge your definitions of horror film — and even the nature of cinema itself as a transgressive art form. That means not only shining a light on disturbing, challenging productions operating deep beneath the surface of what we consider mainstream [here are six prime examples], but also offering […]

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New Mini-Documentary Looks Back On Larry Fessenden’s HABIT!

It’s been 30 years of Glass Eye Pix, and if you wanted to delve into the unique horror filmography of the driving force behind the company, you should start with Scream Factory‘s excellent box set THE LARRY FESSENDEN COLLECTION. It collects his first 4 feature films: NO TELLING, HABIT, WENDIGO and THE LAST WINTER. But, […]

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Check Out the Insane New Trailer for Joe Begos’ THE MIND’S EYE!

The highly-anticipated sophomore feature from ALMOST HUMAN writer-director Joe Begos now has an official trailer, which was unveiled today by Entertainment Weekly… and it’s completely bonkers. In a good way, of course. THE MIND’S EYE is an extreme sci-fi/horror tale (think an ultra-gory and dark twist on X-MEN) about a deranged scientist who wants to […]

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Elric Kane’s 5 Favorite Episodes of KILLER POV

Three years of Killer POV podcasting, and it all comes down to this. Five episodes to single out as “favorites” and to hell with the other 135 episodes. First, it’s important to note that I don’t listen back after we tape them, so these picks are from inside the show, how they felt, how engaged […]

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Fear of the Unknown: Ten Horror Titles That Almost Were!

Back when horror sites quickly usurped the throne of horror movie scoops from print fright mags, you could rarely go a day without hearing some kind of rumor surrounding your favorite horror properties. This was all before the word “remake” was appropriated as a stigmatic kiss-of-death, and the fates of our favorite horror franchises were […]

SUDDEN STORM: A Literary Tribute to North America’s Most Terrifying Monster

Fans of indie horror are no doubt familiar with the work of Larry Fessenden — not only through his deeply personal horror films like HABIT and THE LAST WINTER, groundbreaking audio drama series TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE and memorable roles in I SELL THE DEAD and WE ARE STILL HERE, but also through his […]

Check Out This Amazing Artwork from Larry Fessenden’s Wendigo Book SUDDEN STORM!

Fans of independent horror should know the name of Larry Fessenden for his indelible contributions to the genre — from his personal feature debut HABIT, to his roles (on both sides of the camera) in productions by other talented filmmakers (most recently his unforgettable performance in Ted Geoghegan’s WE ARE STILL HERE), to his production […]

I Survived a TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE Season 3 Marathon!

By now, you’ve been aware of the excitement — and that nagging sense of impending doom — surrounding the terrifying return of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, the old-time horror/suspense radio show created by genre heroes Larry Fessenden (HABIT) & Glenn McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD). But that’s nothing compared to the thrill I received […]

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Glass Eye Pix Gets Real with SATAN HATES YOU Director James Felix McKenney

The folks at indie horror powerhouse Glass Eye Pix continue to celebrate their 30th Anniversary with the next installment in an ongoing series of mini-documentaries on the company’s many creative collaborators and contributors (if you missed it, be sure to check out this profile of animator Beck Underwood, whose work with creepy dolls and toys will […]

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Glass Eye Pix Presents: THE ART OF BECK UNDERWOOD

Last month, we celebrated the long-awaited premiere of a brand-new season of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE — the intensely scary, sometimes hilarious and always entertaining audio drama series from indie horror icon Larry Fessenden, writer-director Glenn McQuaid, and production company Glass Eye Pix — by revealing a wickedly whimsical stop-motion animated promo sequence from […]

Yet Another 5 Underrated and Obscure Vampire Movies

Last week, I first posted 5 underrated and obscure vampire movies here- http://www.blumhouse.com/2015/11/03/5-underrated-and-obscure-vampire-films/ But I found so many great titles while researching that I posted another 5 here- http://www.blumhouse.com/2015/11/04/5-more-obscure-or-underrated-vampire-films/ Now, here are my 5 final underrated and obscure vampire films (and one runner-up). All of these are fine examples of how sometimes the undead can […]