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Films 

Exclusive Interview With SCREAM FACTORY Straight From SDCC 2017 On Their 10 Recently Announced Titles!

When it comes to Comic-Con every year, we all have different things that we most look forward to. Sure, in Hall H, we’re probably going to get a slew of new trailers from all the big budget superhero movies, and hey, I love seeing all those. But for genre fans, I think the panel we most […]

Films 

SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT, CYBORG, MISERY, THE STRANGERS Among 10 New Titles Scream Factory Just Announced At Comic Con!

One of the things horror fans look most forward to when it comes to Comic Con is the Shout! Factory / Scream Factory panel! Why? Because we know this is usually when the brand announced a whole batch of upcoming horror releases! And naturally, 2017 is no exception! There are 10 new titles announced that […]

Films 

Who Remembers Linnea Quigley’s Horror Workout?

So, Summer has officially started and you’re still rocking a winter bod. Binging on horror movies and junk food will do that to you. But, what if you could watch horror AND get a good workout? Good news: you can! In 1990, scream queen Linnea Quigley released LINNEA QUIGLEY’S HORROR WORKOUT—an exercise video just for […]

Films 

Why Are Guns So Seldom Used in Horror Movies?

Have you ever noticed that killers in horror movies almost never use guns? They wield knives, machetes, axes, spears, harpoons, pitchforks, chainsaws, meathooks, finger-blades, chains, ropes, tree branches, human bones, sledgehammers, scythes, drills, scissors, cleavers, forks, corkscrews, nails, glass shards, skewers, razor wire, wood chippers, claws, teeth, talons, beaks, proboscises, acid, electrical wires, workout equipment, […]

Films 

In Our Thoughts, These Unlucky Casualties From Movie History

Do you ever think of the unfortunate people in genre movies that get killed off, and yet have nothing to do with the main plot or any of the main characters? Do you wonder what the hell they ever did in their personal lives to end up being the most unlucky people in cinematic history? You […]

Films 

Five Slasher Villains You Can Take Home to Mom

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and a lot of people are feeling the pressure to get out there and find someone to share a box of chocolate-covered strawberries with. Yes, it’s unfair and fueled by corporate whims — but sometimes it’s inescapable. So when your little black book is empty, and all the eligible bachelors […]

Films 

SHOCK WAVES Episode 32: A SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT Family Reunion Christmas Special!

Horror fans, it’s a Christmas miracle! This time of year, we tend to pull out holiday specific horror films to marathon and get us in the mood for Christmas. On the top of most of our queues would be SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT, Parts 1 and 2! For this special holiday episode of Shock Waves, […]

Music 

Gift Guide: Our Holiday Horror Vinyl Recommendations!

‘Tis that time of year again! It’s the holidays! And while most of us are celebrating in our own unique ways, more than likely by marathoning Christmas horror films, we are living in glorious times when it comes to soundtrack releases. In fact, if you’re having trouble figuring out a good gift for the horror […]

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Real Life Scares 

The Horrific Crimes of Bruce Pardo, “The Santa Claus Killer”

It’s like something straight out of the SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT franchise… only it’s real. In Covina, CA, in 2008, at 11:30 pm on Christmas Eve, a man named Bruce Pardo arrived at the home of his ex-in-laws dressed as Santa Claus. Under one arm, he held a large, giftwrapped package; in the other hand, […]

Films 

How SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 3 Helped Usher in the Indie Film Boom of the 1990s

The 1990s were a magical time for cinema, as independent American features and smaller-release foreign movies invaded the market in a big way. The indie boom of the 1990s saw an explosion of creative new auteurs entering the landscape. We witnessed the rise of Spike Lee, Steven Soderbergh, Jane Campion, Allison Anders, Quentin Tarantino, Todd […]

Toys 

5 Horror Villains Who Are Begging For Their Own Action Figures

As a lifelong buyer of toys, my office is absolutely cluttered with collectibles, so much so that I’m literally surrounded by my favorite horror characters every time I sit down to write. And at this point, there are very few iconic horror villains who aren’t represented on my shelves. I can remember a time, not […]

Films 

Five Underrated Slasher Movies from the 1980s

Everything devolves. In only a decade, the high bar set by seminal 1970s slasher films like BLACK CHRISTMAS, HALLOWEEN and THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE became a giant heap of crap. Hollywood released a ton of often boring higher-end slasher movies, while smaller companies churned out creatively vacant, straight-to-video flicks to feed the product-hungry shelves of video […]

Films 

There Are 6 Ricky’s In SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT PART 2. Which Is YOUR Fave?

I love SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT PART 2. A whole lot. Look – Christmas in general is a pretty loony time. Whereas the first SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT is a pretty mean-spirited horror film and the follow up sequels are, for the most part, unrelated, I’ve always considered the 2nd one the party pleaser. And […]