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We’re All About “Exploitation Preservation” on the New SHOCK WAVES!

Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane welcome very special guests Joseph Ziemba (Creator of Bleeding Skull, American Genre Film Archive) and Bret Berg (American Genre Film Archive), who share with us their favorite, obscure genre deep cuts! In the news, Rob reports back on THE DARK TOWER, and Blue Underground’s upcoming disc of AMSTERDAMNED; […]

It’s the DAY OF THE WOMAN with BJ Colangelo on SHOCK WAVES Episode 60!

Exploitation month continues on SHOCK WAVES, as hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane are joined by special guest — and frequent Blumhouse.com contributor — BJ Colangelo, author of genre blog DAY OF THE WOMAN, who kicks off the conversation with the always-controversial topic of “rape/revenge” cinema. Also in this week’s news: […]

Nine Terrifying Folklore-Based Horror Films

The first horror stories were arguably fairy tales — nightmares told as warnings, or case studies in sin. Naturally, plenty of films have adapted or interpreted these legends into a visual medium; however, while it’s one thing to craft a story based on myth, it’s another entirely to realize the myth in its full form […]

A Tribute to George A. Romero: Father of Modern Horror

The grief you and I are feeling today is beyond measure, as the passing of legendary filmmaker George Andrew Romero impacts each of us uniquely — just as his iconic works have changed our lives and careers in so many different ways. Whether you’re a horror fan who grew up on Romero’s classics, a filmmaker […]

Ten of Horror Cinema’s Greatest Actor-Director Duos

It’s no secret that directors often find comfort in working with certain performers. Directors trust these particular actors, so they tend to cast them as often as possible. There are a slew of examples we can point out, but we wanted to place the focus on ten of the most accomplished and recognizable genre duos out […]

Six Norwegian Horror Movies You Need to Seek Out Immediately

Unlike us Americans, Norwegian folks seem to find pleasure in making exactly the kind of films they want to make, as opposed to the kind a studio executive thinks people want to see. This artistic freedom is greatly esteemed, and the decision to craft stories out of love — as opposed to dollar signs — […]

Wilmywood: How FIRESTARTER Sparked DAWSON’S CREEK

As a proud North Carolinian, I can say that my home state has it all: Mountains, beaches, a perfectly-measured dosage of metropolitan culture, small-town bucolic charm, and a pretty impressive dossier of film locations. However, back in the early 1980s, all of these except the last one rang true — I can’t say absolutely nothing […]

The Weirdest Reasons Films Have Been Banned Around the World

Sorry to break it to you, dear reader, but all art is political. Historically, even the most innocuous forms of popular artistic design have, at one point or another, been the subject of suspicious government scrutiny. And while books and printed materials have been, on terms of volume, the central focus of most politically-backed censorship […]

Everybody’s Got a Bomb: The Most Horrifying Nuclear Apocalypse Movies Ever Made

Those who grew up during just about any phase of the Cold War know exactly how it feels to have the ever-present possibility of total extinction hovering over our heads like the Sword of Damocles. That metaphorical blade, of course, is the very real concept of global nuclear war — a conflict that, regardless of how or […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: I (Barely) Survived a VIOLENT SH*T Marathon! [NSFW]

Happy Friday, fellow extremiacs! Put on those rain ponchos, ‘cuz you’re gonna get a little red on you again. When I first launched this column a couple of months ago, I made a point of emphasizing the concept of extreme horror movies as “outsider art,” expressing some bold and unconventional ideas through the medium of […]

He Is Legend: The Legacy of Genre Icon Richard Matheson

There are certain names within the world of classic horror that embody the genre and its essence: Stephen King, John Carpenter,Vincent Price… and of course, author and screenwriter Richard Matheson. Though he passed away in 2013, Matheson’s indelible influence on the genre continues to endure.   Stephen King, Anne Rice, Brian Lumley, Harlan Ellison, Neil […]

Five Horror Movies ALMOST Directed by Tobe Hooper

This history of the horror genre is one littered with “almosts” — those movie and director match-ups that came so close to happening, but never saw the light of day. In some alternate reality, there are movie theaters and drive-ins in the ‘80s playing Joe Dante’s HALLOWEEN III and John Carpenter’s FIRESTARTER; George Romero should […]

Films TV 

It’s Official: THE PURGE Television Series is Coming to USA and SyFy!

It’s been known for a while that a TV series spinoff of Blumhouse’s now-iconic PURGE franchise is now in development… but new details about the show have recently emerged, so it’s time we brought you up to speed. Writer-director James DeMonaco, creator of the PURGE universe, will act as a showrunner for the cable TV […]