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Celebrating 40 Years of Wes Craven’s THE HILLS HAVE EYES

It’s a bit tough wrapping one’s head around it, but it’s actually been four decades since Wes Craven’s censorship-defying chiller THE HILLS HAVE EYES arrived and left viewers sitting in stunned silence. While the enthusiastically gritty LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT differed significantly in premise, it did serve as a bit of a precursor of […]


Have A Look At The Trailer To THE EVIL WITHIN, A Horror Film 15 Years In The Making!

I’m always fascinated by long-lost horror projects, although the case with this one is rather unique. THE EVIL WITHIN wasn’t exactly lost. It just was never completed. (Until now!) The behind-the-scenes tale of getting to this point is as interesting as the premise for the film itself. According to an lengthy report on the movie’s […]

Real Life Scares is Teaming up with Texas Frightmare Weekend! is thrilled to announce that we are teaming up with the amazing Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas, TX, becoming the official sponsor of the 2017 convention. The 2017 Texas Frightmare Weekend is slated for May 5th -7th, and horror fans will not want to miss it! The yearly event, held at the Dallas Metroplex, […]

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Photo Gallery: Son Of Monsterpalooza Slays Burbank Yet Again!

Twice a year, MONSTERPALOOZA, the brainchild of Eliot Brodsky, descends upon Southern California like a dark cloud that attracts like minded horror fanatics and monster enthusiasts to celebrate their love of the macabre. The main event is usually scheduled for the spring, but come mid-September, Burbank is treated to “Son of Monsterpalooza,” the slightly smaller […]


Pluto Vs Pluto! Which HILLS HAVE EYES Madman Do YOU Prefer?

Earlier this week, I revisited Wes Craven’s original 1977 cult classic THE HILLS HAVE EYES with its 1984 sequel THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2. For next week, I’ve already begun watching Alexandre Aja’s 2006 remake and its follow-up. So I’ve had HILLS on the brain a lot lately! And the one character that’s synonymous […]


It’s Time To Give #RESPECT To Beast, The Dog From THE HILLS HAVE EYES 1 & 2

Sometimes, there are characters in genre pictures that are so darned righteous and awesome, 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 sure, up until now, we’re saluted plenty of men […]


I Survived THE HILLS HAVE EYES 1 and 2!

The very early works from “master of horror” Wes Craven are an interesting look into the auteur’s overall filmography. You can spot traces of so many of his horror trademark tricks, although they’re not all fully formed yet. I always considered Craven the most intellectual of his brethren, as often times whether his movies worked […]