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Films Music 

Metal, Madness and Murder Meet with SADISTIC INTENT in This Heavy Indie Thriller

Writer-director Eric Pennycoff has seriously deep roots in independent genre cinema; he’s an alumni of Larry Fessenden’s legendary company Glass Eye Pix, and has worked frequently with Brooklyn, NY-based production outfit Midnight Treehouse (behind the “M is for Mariachi” segment of ABCs OF DEATH 2.5 and the sci-fi short THE POD), to name just a […]

Films 

Slashback! Remembering Bill Paxton’s Short But Sweet ‘80s Slasher Career

We’re all still reeling over the untimely death of beloved actor-director and all-around cool guy Bill Paxton, whose impact on genre cinema will never be forgotten. His decades-spanning career began with early behind-the-scenes work on Roger Corman films like GALAXY OF TERROR and BIG BAD MAMA, and his first notable project as director was the […]

Films 

Exclusive News on the Upcoming VOLUMES OF BLOOD Anthology Sequels!

Horror anthologies are hotter than ever, and there are many more highly-anticipated omnibus features looming on the horizon. One of the more notable indie anthologies headed your way is the follow-up to 2015’s award-winning feature VOLUMES OF BLOOD. First, a little background… the original anthology was the first feature-length production from the “Unscripted Film School” program, […]

Films Scary Fun 

Watch the “Dead Kids Club” Summon the GIVERTAKER in This Spooky New Short!

The Halloween hits just keep coming, and we’re just getting warmed up with our non-stop gallery of short, sharp and shocking films to add to your lights-out viewing playlist for October. Next up is GIVERTAKER, which taps into the spirit of the 1990s young-adult horror fiction phenomenon (including R.L. Stine’s GOOSEBUMPS), as you can clearly […]

Films 

Are We Stuck in the ’80s? The Pros and Cons of Horror Nostalgia

As it has been stated by a slew of critics over the course of cinema history, horror is the one genre that will never die. In terms of mainstream cinematic entertainment, other trends fall in and out of fashion, and certain genres rise and fall at the mercy of popular opinion. Horror, however, has always […]

Films 

Watch This Creepy Giallo-Style Teaser for BLESSED ARE THE CHILDREN

The upcoming slasher/giallo feature from actor-filmmaker Chris Moore (PERVERSION, THE HOUSE OF COVERED MIRRORS) is sure to raise some eyebrows, given its controversial subject matter. But if this teaser trailer — which taps into the mood of ‘70s and ‘80s horror trailers and TV spots — is any indication of the film’s overall tone, it […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Gregory Burkart Explains Why This is the Scariest Movie Teaser of All Time

You might find this hard to believe, but… when I was a kid, I was too scared to even think about watching a horror movie. Any horror movie. It’s not like I wasn’t morbidly fascinated with monsters and maniacs; it’s an odd quirk of human nature that we tend to become obsessed with the things […]

Films 

Slashback! Ain’t No Party Like THE REDEEMER’s Bloody Class Reunion!

The more you delve into the slasher vaults, the more you realize just how many body-count horror films were released before John Carpenter changed the game forever with 1978’s HALLOWEEN (and as you’ve probably heard by now, JC’s finally returning to those essential roots). Most horror fans adore Bob Clark’s 1974 cult classic BLACK CHRISTMAS, […]

video games 

The Release of DOOM 2016 Reminds Us That Nostalgia Has Value

There’s nothing wrong with a little nostalgia, but basing our entire popular culture around it probably isn’t a very good idea. The occasional remake or reboot is undeniably fine, but if we continue to eschew original content in favor of repeated trips to an increasingly dry well, that’s all we’re going to get. Recycled ideas, […]

Music 

Retro-Synth Wizards CONFRONTATIONAL Channel ’80s Cult Classics in “FLAT/LINE”

As a rabid fan of vintage electronic music and a horror soundtrack junkie to boot, I’m stoked to add a new band to my audio arsenal… and after you roll on the clip below, I’m betting you’ll want to hear more from them too. Founded in 2014 in Sardinia, Italy by artist Massimo Usai, the […]

Music TV 

‘80s Synth Artists Battle a Comet in ADULT SWIM’s Totally Deranged LIVE AT THE NECROPOLIS

There’s probably nothing I can say to make sense of the following clip, other than it’s the latest masterpiece of WTF from the twisted minds behind Adult Swim’s nightmare-inducing “infomercial” content — which has previously included the viral explosions TOO MANY COOKS, UNEDITED FOOTAGE OF A BEAR, and THIS HOUSE HAS PEOPLE IN IT. If […]

Films Scary Fun TV 

EXCLUSIVE Sneak Peek at Shout! Factory TV’s Retro-Fest “VHS VAULT”

Calling all VHS fans! Whether you spent your youth wandering the aisles of the local video store in search of classic, new and obscure releases, or even if you’ve more recently begun to ride the wave of the millennial VHS revival and nostalgia for all things ‘80s, the folks at Shout! Factory totally feel ya. So much, […]

Scary Fun Toys 

My Pet Monster: The Best ’80s Toy Of Them All

Many of the things us horror fans hold near and dear experienced golden times in the 1980s, which is why so many of us look back so fondly on that glorious decade. Not only did slasher films reach the apex of their popularity – and awesomeness – but so too did monster movies reign supreme […]