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Films 

Celebrating 40 Years of Wes Craven’s THE HILLS HAVE EYES

It’s a bit tough wrapping one’s head around it, but it’s actually been four decades since Wes Craven’s censorship-defying chiller THE HILLS HAVE EYES arrived and left viewers sitting in stunned silence. While the enthusiastically gritty LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT differed significantly in premise, it did serve as a bit of a precursor of […]

Films 

Happy Fourth Of July! Here Are The Six Best Flag-Based Horror Movie Deaths

Happy (almost) Fourth of July, everybody! Now is the time that American genre fans turn their viewing habits toward the patriotic. Whether your Independence Day schedule includes JAWS, INDEPENDENCE DAY, or UNCLE SAM (my personal holiday preference), I hope you can all come together and enjoy this list of the six best flag-based deaths in […]

Films 

First Trailer For Argentinean Horror Flick WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND!

I’m always curious about genre films from other parts of the world. That slightly different perspective can often offer some really unique and original new horror movies. So, here’s one from Argentina! (Where I still have relatives! Hi, gang!) The trailer to WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND, from filmmakers Luciano and Nicolás Onetti, just debuted at the […]

Films 

How Wes Craven’s Porno Predicted His Entire Filmography

If you’re a hardcore Wes Craven fan, you have to be willing to let things get a bit… well, hardcore. It’s a well-known fact that the master of horror spent many of his early years in the 70’s New York film scene editing and producing pornography, but there exists only one film that actually gives […]

Films 

THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS Remake That Almost Was!

This week on episode 37 of the Shock Waves podcast, we had on very special guest Javier Gutiérrez, the director of RINGS, now in theaters. The discussion jumped around to various aspects of his career – from his early short films, to his impressive debut BEFORE THE FALL, to all the abandoned projects in between […]

Films 

5 Must-Own Arrow Blu-Rays To Add To Your Wish-List!

Ever since Arrow went live in the US, my shelves have been rapidly expanding. It seems like every day we get new releases and announcements. Just this month they announced a new HELLRAISER box set heading our way. It’s hard to catch up and then you have to actually decide on what to buy with […]

Toys 

These Mind-Blowing Custom Horror Toys Are Eerily Realistic

Earlier this year here on Blumhouse, we shined the spotlight on a master toy customizer who goes by the name One’s Customs, highlighting his line of “Original Concepts” action figures. The basic idea was that he wanted to redesign his favorite horror icons in his own unique style, and One’s visions of Jason, Michael Myers […]

Films 

Exclusive Clip From The Horror/Comedy BACHELOR GAMES!

Out now on VOD courtesy of Gravitas Ventures is the new horror/comedy, BACHELOR GAMES, about a group of 5 friends who head out on a bachelor party vacation weekend in Argentina. They do not expect to find themselves stranded, wounded, and being hunted through the Andes. But that’s just what happens when an elaborate scheme for […]

Films 

Did You Know There’s A HILLS HAVE EYES III? And It’s Coming To Blu!

Here’s a bit of fun trivia for you. Did you know there’s actually a HILLS HAVE EYES III? Well, sort of. Technically, in 1995, Wes Craven produced a screenplay by his son Jonathan Craven and Phil Mittleman under the title of MIND RIPPER. Joe Gayton (screenwriter of the 1996 Adam Sandler/Damon Wayans flick BULLETPROOF) directed […]

Films 

The Lost Years Of Wes Craven And Sean S. Cunningham

It’s hard to imagine the horror genre as we know it today without the influence of Wes Craven and Sean S. Cunningham, the filmmakers who gave us LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT and later revitalized the genre by creating Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees.  Ironically, neither man set out to be a horror filmmaker. Embed […]

Films 

I Survived THE HILLS HAVE EYES Remake 1 and 2!

Last week, I braved a double feature of Wes Craven’s seminal classic THE HILLS HAVE EYES followed by its 1984 sequel. This week, I decided to revisit Alexandre Aja’s 2006 remake of THE HILLS HAVE EYES followed immediately by its 2007 sequel. So, how did the reduxes hold up? Did they make a good double […]

Films 

Pluto Vs Pluto! Which HILLS HAVE EYES Madman Do YOU Prefer?

Earlier this week, I revisited Wes Craven’s original 1977 cult classic THE HILLS HAVE EYES with its 1984 sequel THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2. For next week, I’ve already begun watching Alexandre Aja’s 2006 remake and its follow-up. So I’ve had HILLS on the brain a lot lately! And the one character that’s synonymous […]

Films 

It’s Time To Give #RESPECT To Beast, The Dog From THE HILLS HAVE EYES 1 & 2

Sometimes, there are characters in genre pictures that are so darned righteous and awesome, you can’t stop thinking about them or their amazing feats long after the movie is over. This column is dedicated to those cinematic bad-asses that keep us coming back for more. And sure, up until now, we’re saluted plenty of men […]