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Films 

Remembering Tobe Hooper: Much More Than the MASSACRE

I don’t need to tell you how much influential filmmaker William Tobe Hooper changed the entire landscape of horror cinema with his 1974 feature THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE… nor do I need to tell you how much we’re all feeling the pain of this devastating loss to movie history. It’s bad enough we’re still […]

Films 

The Red-Band Trailer For The TEXAS CHAINSAW Prequel LEATHERFACE Is Here!

It’s been a long time coming, but the fine fiends over at Bloody-Disgusting have just debuted the first red-band trailer for the long awaited new movie in the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE franchise. Titled “LEATHERFACE,” (exactly like the 3rd feature, but minus the number this time), this entry was helmed by French directors Alexandre Bustillo and […]

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 

ATTN LA! See LEATHERFACE On The Big Screen This Friday! With Ken Foree!

Awe yeah!!! For me, I hold a very special place in my heart for LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III. It was the first “Chainsaw” movie I saw in theaters, and for an impressionable young horror fanatic, it was everything I wanted in a franchise flick. Hell, I’ve even written tribute articles to Ken Foree’s character, Benny, […]

Films 

10 Micro-Budget Films That Are Surprisingly Awesome

While we’ve grown accustomed to the horror genre receiving bigger budgets in order to capitalize on what is clearly a very macabre trend, there are still indie and low budget films being churned out on a weekly basis. We wanted to highlight a series of elite independent features that were shot on budgets south of […]

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The Insanity That Is TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION

Here’s a question for the philosophers and art critics: If an artist sets out to make something that is deliberately terrible, and they succeed… have they really succeeded? It was 1996. I was a mere 18 years old. I was going to college in Tacoma, WA, and I was slowly becoming a movie obsessive. A […]

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Fright-Rags Unleashes THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Collection!

You can’t go wrong when it comes to Fright-Rags apparel. When it comes to quality, design and just the plain ol’ wow factor, they always tend to knock it out of the park. Earlier this year, they released the impressive collectible limited edition TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Video Series box set. Now, like Leatherface bursting out […]

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FRIGHT-RAGS Unveils Special Limited Edition VHS-Style TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Pack!

Here’s why I absolutely love a company like Fright-Rags. Rather than just putting out your traditional horror T-shirt, they’re always thinking of new and interesting ways to market and package their products. It could be employing unique, talented artists to do their interpretations of classic cult favorites, or it could be coming up with a […]

Films video games 

How Italian Horror Cinema Inspired Survival Horror Video Games

Survival horror video games have changed a lot over the years — especially as the technology evolved along with our sensibilities. Soon, we’ll be able to play RESIDENT EVIL 7, OUTLAST 2, and DEATH STRANDING with VR options, putting players in the midst of total terror. But to understand where the subgenre is today, we […]

Films Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

They Don’t Skimp on the Meat at Halloween Horror Nights’ TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Maze

Running the gauntlet through nearly a dozen Halloween mazes in a single evening is a pretty daunting task for all but the hardiest haunt-lovers… and despite being a bit beaten and bloodied by the Midnight hour, I promised myself I’d seek out certain sites at all costs. The new TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: BLOOD BROTHERS maze […]

Films 

In Defense of Tobe Hooper’s THE MANGLER

Director Tobe Hooper comes from a generation of genre filmmakers commonly referred to as the Masters of Horror. His name is often listed alongside his peers Wes Craven, John Carpenter, George Romero, Joe Dante, and John Landis as one of the most significant of all horror directors. The horror community will forever be in his […]

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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 […]

Films 

Highlighting The Handicapped In THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

Following the story of Sally Hardesty, her brother Franklin, their friends Jerry and Pam, and Pam’s boyfriend Kirk, the audience is given a look into a day in the life of 5 flower children on a road trip across the state in hopes of visiting a home from Sally and Franklin’s childhood as well as […]