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ROBOT MONSTER: One of the Worst Films Ever Made…is Now a Musical!

As a masochist for incredibly low-budget science fiction and B-movie monsters, I get a strange sensation of pain and pleasure when watching films full of cheesy stock footage and men in rubber suits. I know these are terrible movies. Even most of the people who made them know that they are terrible movies. And yet, […]

Films Real Life Scares 

BLUMHOUSE.Com Premiere: “One Hot Summer” from the Horror Musical SLASHED!

You’ve heard about Camp Crystal Lake and Camp Arawak, now get ready to visit Camp Freedom. SLASHED is a new horror musical that will be playing at the Los Angeles Fringe Festival this month (also featuring one of the best slasher masks we’ve seen in years)! If you are in the LA area, you definitely shouldn’t miss this love letter to 1980s summer […]

Films Music Scary Fun 

Get Your Ghoulish Groove On With These Horror Movie Musical Numbers

Music is one of most important elements in every genre, but if you want haunting melodies that will send chills down your spine, go no further than the nearest horror movie. Over the last decade in particular, we’ve experienced some extremely memorable horror film scores and soundtracks — the screeching piano line that sets the […]

Films Scary Fun 

Ten Lesser-Known Horror Comedies You Should Watch ASAP!

The horror genre has seen some outstanding and hilarious horror comedies over the decades — from the 1948 Universal classic ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN to 2004’s SHAUN OF THE DEAD, these films have become beloved titles, and in many cases box-office blockbusters. But several other horror comedies flew beneath the mainstream radar — independent […]

Films Music 

What THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is Really About

The slow, steady mainstreaming of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is nearly complete. On October 20, Kenny Ortega’s new TV version of the infamous cult musical took to the airwaves on regular network television [read Alyse Wax’s comparison of the two productions here], proving that the out-of-the-way subversive grindhouse playground which the movie used to inhabit […]

Films TV 

How Does FOX’s ROCKY HORROR Measure Up to the Original?

When FOX first announced they were doing a new version of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, it was meant to be a live stage show, done to capitalize on the popularity of live productions like THE SOUND OF MUSIC and GREASE. It quickly went from being live to being a pre-taped stage show. But by the […]

Scary Fun 

The Strange Ongoing Saga of “Bat Boy” and the WEEKLY WORLD NEWS

For the lovers of the bizarre and the kooky, one couldn’t do much better than The Weekly World News. For those unfortunate enough not to have heard of it, The Weekly World News was the venerable print institution that reliably graced supermarket tabloid shelves starting in 1979, and which remained in print until 2007. It […]

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Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

THE PUPPETMASTER’S REGIME May Be the Deadliest Stage Play Ever Performed

For today’s tale of the macabre, we’re not merely digging deep into the darkest corners of the web; we’re also rummaging through the vaults of musical theatre’s golden days, and drawing back the curtain on a mysterious musical whose author remains unknown to this day… a show which was allegedly performed only once, at New York’s long-abandoned […]