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Films 

You Are What You Eat: Food in Horror Cinema

Horror films exploit the things we fear not only by the use of the horrifying creatures of our imaginations, but also at the most basic levels. Everyday occurrences that we often see as meaningless activities are quickly turned into something only our nightmares would think to torture us with. JAWS made us fear the beach […]

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 […]

Films Music 

The Hills Have Eyes With The Sound of Music: Horror Musicals On Stage & On Screen

Filled with a plethora of subgenres and genre benders, the continued success of the Horror genre is the necessity to convey the macabre to new generations. The scariest thought of any cinephile is that there is a film out there specifically made for them, and they just haven’t found it yet. Some folks are die-hard […]

Films TV 

Ten Groundbreaking Queer Genre Creators You Need to Know About!

The first films to leave an indelible mark on my psyche were William Sachs’ THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN, a late-night screening on TV of Otto Preminger’s missing-child mystery, BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING, and the hilarious basketball decapitation in Wes Craven’s DEADLY FRIEND. This combination of high-and-low-brow horror has definitely factored in shaping my identity. Embracing ghoulish […]

Films TV 

Is The “TV Remake” Bubble Finally About To Break?

Remakes are nothing new.  In fact, they’ve been around since the very beginning of cinema. Edison Studios produced the very first adaptation of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN way back in 1910, and we’ve gone on to know many versions of the famed monster, from James Whale’s classic 1931 version, to Hammer Films’ FRANKENSTEIN series, to Robert DeNiro’s […]

Films Music Scary Fun 

Death Notes: 5 Lesser Known Horror Musicals

Love them or hate them, musicals have definitely left their mark not only on the larger film world, but also on the horror genre. While some dark musicals like SWEENEY TODD, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA are well-known, many other horror musicals remain unknown and highly […]