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Films 

TEXAS CHAINSAW Survivor Sally Hardesty Gets All Our #RESPECT

Sometimes, there are characters in genre pictures that are so darned righteous, you can’t stop thinking about them or their amazing feats long after the movie is over. This column is dedicated to those cinematic bad-asses that keep us coming back for more. And one of the greatest characters to ever face the perils of […]

Films 

Craven, Carpenter & Leatherface, Oh My! New Release Info From SCREAM FACTORY!

Holy smokes! As always, the fine fiends over at Scream Factory continue to deliver the goods. For us horror completists, they are helping fill in those last gaps in the filmographies of Wes Craven and John Carpenter with Blu-Ray releases of THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW and VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED. They’ve just released the […]

Toys 

Mezco’s Screen Grabs Brought Iconic Horror Scenes to Toy Collections

When talking about toy companies that delivered the goods for us horror fans, it’s impossible to not shine a big ole spotlight on Mike Markowitz’ Mezco Toyz. An offshoot of previous company Aztech Toyz, Mezco turned its attention to horror in a big way beginning in 2007, introducing the toy world to their Cinema of […]

Films 

Killer POV Pick Of The Week – EATEN ALIVE

Just skimming through the filmography of director Tobe Hooper and seeing titles like SALEM’S LOT, THE FUNHOUSE & LIFEFORCE would be more than enough to earn him the title as a “master of horror,” but quite frankly, he could’ve been crowned it right out of the gate in 1974 with his horror debut masterpiece THE […]

Films 

R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen, The Original Leatherface

This hurts. ABC7 is reporting that Gunnar Hansen, the actor to first portray Leatherface in the original TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE has passed away. He was 68 years old. Anyone within the horror community that’s ever met Gunnar at a convention, screening or event can attest to the fact that he was easily one of the warmest, […]

The Butchered Art of Cao Hui

Artist Cao Hui’s “Visual Temperature” art exhibit looks like something you would expect to find in Leatherface’s living room, not in a museum. His work aims to look beyond the surface, and in this case, beyond the surface of innocent items like jackets and sofas is guts, blood, and viscera. Using mixed materials including resin […]

Films 

DOUBLE TAKE – THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

To me, the key to a truly great “remake” of a pre-existing horror film is simple. Would the new update make a good double feature with the original movie? When it comes to programming a double feature, the goal is to find two movies with a similar theme that would complement each other. And there’s […]

Films Scary Fun 

Horror Icons With Cats! A Chat With Kat Philbin!

As I’ve mentioned quite a bit on this site already, I love Hyaena Gallery, and I love their roster of artists. One of the most unique and different of the bunch is the incredibly talented Kat Philbin. There’s a quirky sense of fun and whimsical in her illustrations and yet an underlining dark humor to her […]

Films Scary Fun 

When Freddy Met Jason… And Leatherface And Michael Myers

It was Halloween weekend of 2003 while I was attending the 25th anniversary convention in Pasadena that I first became familiar with this epic photograph of Freddy with Jason, Leatherface and Michael Myers. Until then, I was completely unaware of its existence, or even the fact that these legendary titans of terror had ever been […]

Films 

The Ink Spatters Art of Kevin Spencer

Kevin Spencer is a man with demons. The visual kind. A working artist who specializes in not only creatively impressive dark art, Spencer also has done an excellent job turning horror’s various icons into some awesome looking portraits, shirts and various other designs that are quickly making him one of the few up and coming […]