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R.I.P. SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Director Jonathan Demme

We’re terribly saddened to learn this morning that Oscar winning director Jonathan Demme has died at the age of 73, losing his battle with esophageal cancer. Of course, to genre fans, he’s most well known for the film that earned him an Oscar as “best director,” THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, the second cinematic adaptation […]

He Is Legend: The Legacy of Genre Icon Richard Matheson

There are certain names within the world of classic horror that embody the genre and its essence: Stephen King, John Carpenter,Vincent Price… and of course, author and screenwriter Richard Matheson. Though he passed away in 2013, Matheson’s indelible influence on the genre continues to endure.   Stephen King, Anne Rice, Brian Lumley, Harlan Ellison, Neil […]

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Exclusive Clip From Roger Corman’s DEATH RACE 2050!

Of the hundreds upon hundreds of movies that Roger Corman has produced, I’m amazed that DEATH RACE 2000 is the one that spawned a franchise! It started with Paul Bartel’s 1975 film, starring a young Sylvester Stallone at the very beginning of his career. (And yes, Bartel, as in the actor you always see paired […]

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The Horror Fan’s Guide to “NETFLIX AND CHILL”

When I’m not writing about horror movies or tweeting self-deprecating jokes, I like to consider myself a connoisseur of going on terrible, horrible, no good, very bad dates. I went through a phase where all of my dates were the equivalent of a McGriddle after a night of heavy drinking. Meaning, they were cheap and […]

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Five Roger Corman Films Every Horror Fan Should Know

This is going be one of those posts where a geeky old curmudgeon complains about how “kids today just don’t understand.”  Sorry about that… but a few years ago, I was at a horror convention where legendary producer/director Roger Corman was the guest of honor.  Although the convention was huge, Corman’s Q&A was sparsely attended.  […]

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Unwelcome Guests: Dipping Into PIRANHA and LAKE PLACID!

A  surefire  way  to  infuse  panic  and  terror  into  an  unsuspecting  small  town  is  to  have  something  show  up  that  has  no business being  there.  Dropping  a  non-­indigenous  creature  into  a  completely  foreign environment  can  be  detrimental  to  the local population… especially  if  said  invader  starts  eating  them.  Directors  Joe  Dante  and  Steve  Miner  have […]

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With Teeth: Ten H.R. Giger ALIEN Inspired Creatures

As a tribute to H.R. Giger I thought it would be interesting to pull together ten spinoffs of his classic ALIEN creature. Some will refer to them as rip-offs, but as a fan of monsters I see them as inspired art. These designs show how Giger’s surrealist xenomorphic design changed, fueled and influenced the face […]

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LA – See “The Importance Of Being Vincent,” A Vincent Price Exhibit This Weekend!

For all of our Los Angeles readers, here’s a truly special event taking place this weekend in Burbank that you absolutely have to make the effort to check out. Our friends over at Creatures Features along with film writer/historian David Del Valle are hosting a Vincent Price tribute exhibit titled “The Importance Of Being Vincent.” […]

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Revisiting the 1959 Roger Corman Classic A BUCKET OF BLOOD

“You’ll be sick, sick, sick – from laughing!” Gather round poets, bohemians, artists, and beatniks. Roger Corman and Charles B. Griffith are about to tell us all about art, mostly that hipsters and critics have always been a source of contention and that artists will go to any length for fame. 1959’s A BUCKET OF […]