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Lost on VHS: MAKING MICHAEL JACKSON’S THRILLER

I have a confession to make: When I was a kid, I was a huge Michael Jackson fan — so much so that I took a little heat from it from other kids. Despite this, I was scared to death of the THRILLER music video. I grew up in a time when my Dad would […]

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6 Things I Learned While Moderating The PSYCHO Remake Commentary!

PSYCHO is unarguably a masterpiece, both in the filmography of Alfred Hitchcock, but also in horror & cinema history. And so, who would have the nerve to remake something considered a classic? Nowadays, it doesn’t seem like a big deal. BATES MOTEL recently wrapped it’s fifth and final season, and provided Norman Bates fans with […]

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In Defense of THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN

Dismissed upon its original release in 1977 as silly and inconsequential, William Sachs’ THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN has never been given the credit that it deserves. Uneven in tone and filled with odd touches that have both intrigued and irritated audiences for years, this “throwback” to classic monster movies was ostensibly doomed from the start. […]

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Let’s Howl At The 10 Coolest Looking Cinematic Werewolves!

I love monster movies. I mean, we all do, right? But if I had to narrow it down to one particular monster? The werewolf. I’ve always been a huge fan of werewolf horror, mainly the stories that tackle the duality between 2 personalities, constantly fighting for dominance and then losing all control and succumbing to their […]

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BEWARE THE MOON, The Book On The Making Of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON Now Available For Pre-Order!

Arguably, John Landis’ 1981 landmark horror film AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON is one of the best lycanthrope films ever made. Equal parts terrifying, as it is hilarious, the cult following for the movie has only continued to grow over the years and movie savvy fans have poured over all the details of its creation. […]

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Death by Laughter: Five Great American Made Horror Comedies

There are two things I love more than just about anything else in this world: being scared and laughing. Lucky for me, I get to do both every time I look in the mirror, but for you handsome gentlemen and lovely ladies reading this, that is not an option – you’re all cute as buttons! […]

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Horror At The Oscars! PART TWO!

Horror and monsters were all over the Academy Awards in 1977, and there was even a bit of controversy attending one of the winners. First and foremost, the now-classic performances by Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie in Brian De Palma’s CARRIE both nabbed nominations, for Actress and Supporting Actress respectively. Notably, it was Laurie’s first […]

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CHARACTER SHOWDOWN – Who’s Your Favorite Wolfman?

The initial concept behind this “Character Showdown” column was to pit different actors that have portrayed the same character against each other and really analyze what we, as fans, loved about each interpretation. And then vote on our personal favorite. But as the weeks have progressed since our launch, I like to mix things up. […]

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DOUBLE TAKE – THE WOLF MAN (1941) / THE WOLFMAN (2010)

To me, the key to a truly great “remake” of a pre-existing horror film is simple. Would the new update make a good double feature with the original movie? When it comes to programming a double bill, the goal is to find two movies with a similar theme that would complement each other. And there’s […]