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Blumhouse Productions & Universal Announce New Version Of Stephen King’s FIRESTARTER!

After a screening of STEPHANIE at the Overlook Film Festival, director Akiva Goldsman and producer Jason Blum announced their next project together. A new adaptation of Stephen King’s novel FIRESTARTER! Scream Factory recently re-released the original 1984 version of FIRESTARTER directed by Mark Lester and starring a young Drew Barrymore. The film follows a father […]

Films 

PHANTASM Creator Don Coscarelli Joins Mick Garris On The Latest POST MORTEM!

If you’re a horror fan, then POST MORTEM should be one of your must-listen podcasts. (Right next to Shock Waves, of course!) Mick Garris hosts, and delves into informative, in-depth interviews with some of the finest fellow filmmakers and peers. He’s had everyone from Rob Zombie to Eli Roth to Walter Hill on. Not to […]

Films 

Wilmywood: How FIRESTARTER Sparked DAWSON’S CREEK

As a proud North Carolinian, I can say that my home state has it all: Mountains, beaches, a perfectly-measured dosage of metropolitan culture, small-town bucolic charm, and a pretty impressive dossier of film locations. However, back in the early 1980s, all of these except the last one rang true — I can’t say absolutely nothing […]

TV 

Joe Hill’s LOCKE & KEY Comes To Hulu From BATES MOTEL’s Carlton Cuse

This is tremendously exciting news. LOCKE & KEY is one of those incredible horror related properties that’s been screaming for a proper live adaptation. And it’s come close in the past! But we’ve never publicly seen those results. Now, perhaps because of the popularity of shows like STRANGER THINGS, coupled with the success of a […]

Films Real Life Scares 

A Tour Of Stephen King’s Derry, Hometown Of “IT”

The new film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT may have been filmed in Oshawa, Ontario, but for the author there’s only one Derry, Maine. In a 2002 interview with Tony Magistrale, he explained, simply, “Derry is Bangor.” Stephen King and his family moved to Bangor, Maine, in 1979, around the time that he conceived his […]

Films Music 

This Artist Is Turning Song Titles Into Epic Looking Horror Novels!

This is awesome! Courtesy of the wonderful world of Instagram, our own Ryan Turek turned me onto the work of artist Butcher Billy. One of the fun things Butcher Billy does is take famous, well-known pop songs and turn them into the titles of vintage horror novels. I mean, as a kid, I used to […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Five Horror Movie Diseases You Wouldn’t Want to Catch

I’m a bit of a hypochondriac, so when a character in a movie or TV show just gets a cold or a touch of the flu, that freaks me out a little bit. But I watch horror movies almost exclusively, so you can imagine my despair when there’s a medical element to any film I’m […]

TV 

First Trailer For Stephen King’s THE MIST TV Series Is Here!

Well, here’s one TV series we’ve been anticipating since we first heard about it! I love the Stephen King story for THE MIST. I also love Frank Darabont’s 2007 feature adaptation, in particular, that dark ending. Now, it looks like we’re getting a full on series approach with that story premiering on Spike this June […]

Films 

Mike Flanagan Adapting THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE As Netflix Series!

Filmmaker Mike Flanagan has proven to be one of the most interesting and unique voices working within the horror genre these last few years. From his debut ABSENTIA, to the cult festival hit OCULUS, to the prequel OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL, to last year’s sleeper Netflix hit HUSH, Flanagan has proven himself a force within the […]

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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Did You Know Of The Existence Of THE SHINING MUSICAL?!

Musicals have been around forever. But it seems in the last decade or so, the rise of musicals based on famous horror properties has become extremely popular. And in most cases, they turn what could be serious, dour, scary material into some hilarious parodies. I never found THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS particularly funny until […]

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Five Non-Horror Directors Who DID Make a Horror Movie

A while back, I wrote an article about non-horror directors who should take a stab at the horror genre (including Matthew Vaughn and LA LA LAND’s Damien Chazelle), and it got me thinking about some of the directors best known for other genres who did helm a horror flick. Here are five of my favorite […]

Films 

Pennywise Returns! The First Trailer To Stephen King’s IT Is Here!

Well, Warner Brothers has been teasing the arrival of the new “IT” all week, first with a few images, then the teaser poster. But here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. The first trailer to the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s masterpiece is here. Beep beep, Richie! Have a look! IT opens in theaters September […]