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Are We Stuck in the ’80s? The Pros and Cons of Horror Nostalgia

As it has been stated by a slew of critics over the course of cinema history, horror is the one genre that will never die. In terms of mainstream cinematic entertainment, other trends fall in and out of fashion, and certain genres rise and fall at the mercy of popular opinion. Horror, however, has always […]

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Watch Every Visual Reference From STRANGER THINGS In This Video Essay

At this point, hopefully you’ve had the time to sink your teeth into Netflix’s new surprise hit series STRANGER THINGS. I know for myself personally, within 5 minutes of the first episode, I was aware that I’d found something special, and hence decided to watch only one episode per day for 8 days straight, that way […]

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The HONEST TRAILER For JAWS Is Here!

We here at Blumhouse.com absolutely love what the fine fiends of Screen Junkies do on a regular basis. Their love of movies is evident in the content they produce, and even when they’re a bit snarky by nit-picking at movies with their “Honest Trailers” series, it’s done out of complete love! I mean, look – […]

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JURASSIC PARK Is A Horror Movie (Just Deal With It)

Pretty soon now – if it hasn’t happened already – telling stories about working at a video store will be as synonymous with old age as complaining about walking to school, uphill, both ways, and in the snow. But when I worked at institutions like Hollywood Video and Laser Blazer, we used to have to […]

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Sequel Craze! Revisiting JAWS 2 And THE OMEN 2!

When it comes to planning these weekly double features, you always want to find two films with similar themes that will make for an entertaining 3 hour block. This column began primarily as an excuse to revisit original movies and pair them up with their remakes, a surefire way to decide if a remake truly […]

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Time To Get Your Daily JAWS Fix!

JAWS is arguably one of the 5 best movies ever made. No doubt, if you’re on this site, it’s probably among your personal favorites as well. And while I love the original, and unabashedly adore the sequels as well, there’s only so many times you can watch them in a day, right? Is daily too much? […]

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Dueling Dinos! Returning to THE LOST WORLD (1960) and THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK

Since the 1925 silent version of THE LOST WORLD, dinosaurs have stalked our silver screens. Sometimes they are quite successful… and other times they just miss the Jurassic mark. Irwin Allen’s 1960 production of THE LOST WORLD begins with Professor Challenger (Claude Rains, a long way from THE WOLF MAN and CASABLANCA) arriving in London to […]

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Horror At The Oscars! PART ONE!

The Academy Awards were televised beginning in 1953, and the first horror performer to accept an Oscar on TV was Best Supporting Actress Ruth Gordon for Roman Polanski’s 1968 classic ROSEMARY’S BABY; you can watch her win below. In hindsight, though, it’s positively scandalous that this landmark, hugely influential film only received one other nomination, […]

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The Not So Itsy-Bitsy Spiders: Remembering TARANTULA and ARACHNOPHOBIA!

Eight legs. Multiple eyes. Poisonous fangs. Suffocating silk cocoons. We larger species are lucky that spiders don’t come any bigger. Spiders the size of dogs would be, let’s face it, problematic for us. It’s really no wonder that super-­sized spiders have been dangled in front of our movie-­going faces for years. From the legendary lost […]

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The Beaches Are Closed! Remembering THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD

The movie opens with an attack on the sea, from a ferocious, unseen predator. The beaches are closed, much to the dismay of the local townsfolk. A parent is devastated to learn that their child is a victim of the creature. The body count rises as the intrepid heroes race to destroy the menace that […]