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Films 

Quentin Tarantino’s Next Movie Will Focus On The Manson Murders!

Wow. Here’s one we didn’t see coming. Following up on his two Westerns, DJANGO UNCHAINED and THE HATEFUL EIGHT, it looks like famed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is going to 1969 for his next feature. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the writer/directer has quietly started meeting with talent about appearing in his next film, “a unique take […]

Films 

When Dracula Discovered Kung Fu: LEGEND OF THE SEVEN DEADLY VAMPIRES

When Christopher Lee finally decided to hang up his cape and fangs at Hammer after the box office flops, DRACULA A.D. 1972 and THE SATANTIC RITES OF DRACULA, things got really weird. For the second time Hammer decided to make a Dracula film sans Lee — the first being BRIDES OF DRACULA — the immediate […]

Films 

UNMADE HORRORS: The Roger Avary PHANTASM That Almost Was!

This past year saw the PHANTASM franchise come full circle with the release of both the original film, fully restored and remastered in 4K, along with the 5th and final sequel in the series PHANTASM V: RAVAGER. On April 11th, Well Go USA will release the definitive Blu-Ray boxed set collection, so it’s a pretty […]

Real Life Scares 

The Grisly Crime Spree of the Real-Life NATURAL BORN KILLERS

Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate were a pair of teenagers who went on a killing spree through Wyoming and Nebraska in the last week of January 1958. In nine days, they killed ten people. Their names may not be familiar, but they have been depicted in films over and over, most notably in Oliver […]

Films 

In Our Thoughts, These Unlucky Casualties From Movie History

Do you ever think of the unfortunate people in genre movies that get killed off, and yet have nothing to do with the main plot or any of the main characters? Do you wonder what the hell they ever did in their personal lives to end up being the most unlucky people in cinematic history? You […]

Films Scary Fun 

5 Non-Horror Directors that Need to Make a Horror Movie

Although horror directors don’t always get respect outside the genre community, the reason their works have become enduring classics is because they’re genuinely great filmmakers. John Carpenter could have applied his mastery of the frame and keen ear for film music to westerns or romances or prestige dramas, but he worked in horror, and we’re very […]

Films 

Is It OK To Sell Out?

Warning: Spoilers for STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE and DOCTOR STRANGE appear in this article In the long long ago, a time that some called the 1990s, it seemed like the world was all sorted out. Smart people, people way smarter than me, went so far to call it “The End of History”, meaning that, with […]

Films 

This Faux Trailer Show’s Us What Quentin Tarantino’s SUICIDE SQUAD Would Be Like

What is it about the concept of “team-up” movies that gets us all so excited? I guess it’s those hypothetical scenarios that we used to debate about with our friends when we were younger. For me as a comic book lover, it was fairly easy to wonder aloud, “Who’d win in a fight? The Incredible […]

Films 

How SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 3 Helped Usher in the Indie Film Boom of the 1990s

The 1990s were a magical time for cinema, as independent American features and smaller-release foreign movies invaded the market in a big way. The indie boom of the 1990s saw an explosion of creative new auteurs entering the landscape. We witnessed the rise of Spike Lee, Steven Soderbergh, Jane Campion, Allison Anders, Quentin Tarantino, Todd […]

Films 

Five Horror Movies Hidden Inside Other Genres

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’ll be an hour into a comedy or action movie and think to myself “Was this originally a horror movie?” You can call me crazy, but think of the premise for THE HANGOVER – three men wake up in a strange town disoriented and with memory loss only […]

Films 

Is COMIN’ AT YA The Greatest 3D Western Ever Made?!

Short answer, yes! If you’ve been keeping up with my articles here on the site, then you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I’m somewhat of a 3D junkie. And while I like Westerns, I wouldn’t consider myself an expert by any means. I do attend a monthly Western night at a friend’s place […]

Films Music 

How Legendary Composer Ennio Morricone Ended Up Scoring John Carpenter’s THE THING

It’s been amazing to see the sudden renascence of the work of John Carpenter, not just as a director and arguably the “master of horror,” but in particular for all the music he’s composed for his movies. He’s currently in the middle of a world tour in support of his two albums “Lost Themes” and “Lost […]

Films 

Revisiting The Double Bill Spectacle That Is GRINDHOUSE!

When you stop to think about it, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s 2007 GRINDHOUSE double feature was one of the most ambitious and radical ideas intended for the general theatergoing audience. After all, if you live anywhere near a good revival house, it’s not uncommon to catch pairings of two similarly-themed movies, share in the […]