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Films TV 

Rediscovering SOMETHING EVIL — Steven Spielberg’s “Lost” Film!

Long before Steven Spielberg found his groove directing award-winning biopics and big-budget family films, it seemed like — if only for a moment — the young auteur might settle comfortably into a life of delivering audiences straight up genre pictures. It may be hard to believe now, young readers, but the sprawling blockbusters we associate […]

Films 

The Bizarre Story Behind Sleazy Exploitation Oddity POOR PRETTY EDDIE

What is the consummate exploitation film? With the subgenre still enjoying a fantastic comeback, it’s a question begging to be answered; and while there may be several contenders for the definitive horror film, exploitation — with all its various subgenres, facets, and incarnations — presents an altogether unique problem: What criteria do we use? After all, […]

Films 

Check Out This Rare 1981 Teaser for POLTERGEIST

In a previous feature, I’ve delved into the strange but fascinating phenomenon of vintage horror trailers which feature little-to-no actual footage from the films they’re designed to promote, and in some cases become strange little experimental films in themselves, shot by separate directors and often featuring music borrowed from other film scores. This trend was […]

Films 

Five More Completely Bizarre Movies You’ve Probably Never Seen

Inspired by previous lists of bizarre, hard-to-find movies recently posted here [if you missed our first and second installments, check those out ASAP], I’ve compiled my own collection of obscurities. The five films below are rarely seen and mostly unknown, but cinematic explorers who seek ‘em out will be rewarded with strange delights unknown to the average person. […]

Films TV 

Nine Lesser-Known Horror Titles Currently Streaming on Hulu

It might not be the most popular streaming service around, but Hulu is a force to be reckoned with, especially now that their limited series THE HANDMAID’S TALE is drawing HOUSE OF CARDS-level buzz. So if you’re thinking of jumping on the Hulu bandwagon, I’m here to be your handy guidepost to the genre material […]

Films 

The Horror-Comedy You’ve Never Seen: Exploring Recently Unearthed Film THE DISMEMBERED

As horror fans, we are always on the quest to discover elusive horror gems, constantly searching for lesser-known and hard-to-find titles. I had heard past whispers about a regional horror film called THE DISMEMBERED. Years ago, I was doing a research project on early horror comedies and found mentions of this obscure 1962 film out […]

Films 

Ten Obscure Horror Flicks Streaming Right Now on Amazon Prime

We’ve all been there. Scrolling through our favorite streaming video service, desperately searching for something in the horror section that we haven’t actually seen before. Instead of giving up and just watching GREEN ROOM again, here are 10 more obscure titles that you can try out, all currently streaming on Amazon Prime. Note that some of […]

Films Scary Fun 

I (Barely) Survived an All-Night ‘80s Horror Trailer Marathon!

The past weekend involved a very interesting experiment for me… and before I explain that, I’ll open with a mildly controversial statement: if there’s any medium in this world I find more entertaining than a great horror movie, it’s a great horror movie trailer. I’ll even go there and suggest that there are probably several […]

Films Music Scary Fun 

A Rare Glimpse at Kurt Cobain’s Homemade Horror Movies

Nirvana was one of the defining bands of the 1990s, and a staple in the CD players of Generation X-ers like myself. The day lead singer Kurt Cobain shot himself to death is still a fresh memory, even more than twenty years later. It plays like a horror movie in my mind: coming home from […]

Scary Fun Toys 

These Wild Asian Horror Collectibles Will Rip Your Wallet Apart!

My fellow horror collectors: after you’re finished with this article, you may find yourself compelled to pack your bags, ditch the family an fly straight to Asia for these to-die-for horror collectibles. Genre fans can now rejoice with some of these (probably) never-before-seen horror figures and toys that mash up Hollywood’s favorite horror icons and […]

Films Scary Fun 

13 Classic Horror Teasers with ZERO Footage From Their Own Films

I really miss horror teasers. Not just the old trailers… I’m talking real teasers: promotional mini-movies designed to suggest the horrors awaiting audiences without actually showing any footage from the films they’re advertising. At their absolute best, teasers were full-motion versions of a movie’s poster art, giving you just enough information to tantalize your imagination, […]

Films 

Slashback! Australia’s LADY STAY DEAD Blends Home-Invasion Horror and Slasher Sleaze

If you assumed that Greg McLean’s WOLF CREEK was Australia’s first legit entry in the serial-killer subgenre, a majority of horror fans would probably agree with you… and the assumption would be totally understandable, because that film’s Outback psychopath Mick Taylor (played with sadistic skill by John Jarratt, pictured below with Cassandra Magrath) is one of the […]

Toys 

Amok Time Brings Your Favorite MONSTARZ to the Toy Shelf!

Originally airing on September 15th of 1967, ‘Amok Time’ was the premiere episode of STAR TREK’s second season. In the episode, Spock returns to his home world and takes part in a strange Vulcan mating ritual, and it’s notable for being the only episode to feature scenes on the planet. But we’re not here to […]