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Films 

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND Returns To Theaters September 1st!

Wow, this is cool! In honor of the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s classic feature CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, Sony Pictures has recently done a 4K restoration and is planning on re-releasing the film in theaters on September 1st. I have to tell you, I hadn’t seen this movie since I was really, […]

Films 

Confirmation? Who Really Directed POLTERGEIST?

This week on the latest episode of Shock Waves, we were fortunate enough to be joined by WISH UPON and ANNABELLE director John Leonetti! But before he was behind the camera as a director, he was a cinematographer on a slew of well known films, including CHILD’S PLAY 3, Chuck Russell’s THE MASK, episodes of […]

Films 

Tales From The Horror Trenches With WISH UPON Director John Leonetti On The Latest SHOCK WAVES!

The entire Shock Waves gang is back! Join Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Ryan gives us the scoop on “Slashback Video,” an upcoming immersive VHS inspired event! Movie-wise, Bekah checked out THE BONEYARD, THE UNTAMED, WISHMASTER and VIRUS. Ryan watched […]

Films TV 

Rediscovering SOMETHING EVIL — Steven Spielberg’s “Lost” Film!

Long before Steven Spielberg found his groove directing award-winning biopics and big-budget family films, it seemed like — if only for a moment — the young auteur might settle comfortably into a life of delivering audiences straight up genre pictures. It may be hard to believe now, young readers, but the sprawling blockbusters we associate […]

Films 

Check Out This Rare 1981 Teaser for POLTERGEIST

In a previous feature, I’ve delved into the strange but fascinating phenomenon of vintage horror trailers which feature little-to-no actual footage from the films they’re designed to promote, and in some cases become strange little experimental films in themselves, shot by separate directors and often featuring music borrowed from other film scores. This trend was […]

TV 

In Honor Of THE MUMMY, Revisit The Greatest AMAZING STORIES Episode!

This Friday, Universal Pictures launches their new Dark Universe series of films with THE MUMMY, and just like when any franchise re-emerges, it puts me in the mood to revisit all the other interpretations of that franchise. So, needless to say, I’ve been in Mummy mode all month! Both the original “Complete Legacy Collection” with […]

Films 

The Directors We Want to See Make a Found Footage Film

Most fans have gotten over their desire to drop a steaming pile on any film shot in a home video, or handy-cam format. It’s evident at this stage that a new style of film was popularized by Eduardo Sanchez in 1999, and enough young filmmakers jumped at the idea of getting rich and famous with […]

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 […]

Films 

6 Great Road Trip Horror Movies

Recently, I’ve been planning a road trip, and as I was researching routes and hotels, I couldn’t help but think about some of the best and worst road trips in movie history. While I certainly hope mine ends up more like 2000’s ROAD TRIP or THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, I can’t […]

Films 

Check Out This Modernized Trailer To The Original JAWS!

JAWS is a masterpiece. I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve probably watched it. And it still gets me every time! So any variation on the original JAWS in any capacity, I’ll always welcome. Behind-the-scenes stills, new documentaries, books; you name it, I’m there. So, I love when fans take the initiative and […]

Films Music 

Have You Ever Heard Dickie Goodman’s MR. JAWS?

It’s amazing to me how much Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece JAWS has remained an indelible part of pop culture, even some 40 plus years after its original release! A few weeks back, we posted a story about a “Bath Bomb” called JAWSOME, which when dropped into a hot bath will turn your water ocean blue before […]

Scary Fun video games 

Player Beware! Looking Back at GOOSEBUMPS Game ESCAPE FROM HORRORLAND

For many kids born and raised in the 1990s, GOOSEBUMPS was their first taste of the horror genre. R.L. Stine’s successful book series spawned an equally beloved TV series, and led to a merchandising empire that wouldn’t be challenged until a certain scarred wizard came onto the scene. One of the inevitable multimedia avenues that […]