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Films 

Dakota Fanning Squares Off With a Horrifying “Monster Made of Men” in the Latest Short from Neill Blomkamp’s OATS STUDIOS

If you’re sci-if/horror fan – and you’re looking for a way to beat the insufferable summer heat – this should send more than a few shivers up your spine.  Streaming now from Neill Blomkamp’s newly-christened OATS STUDIOS is ZYGOTE, the latest in the South-African filmmaker’s new series of experimental sci-fi shorts. A quick recap for the uninitiated – […]

Films 

Throwback Video: John Carpenter On David Letterman Promoting THE THING!

I don’t know what it is, but I love falling down the rabbit hole on You Tube and uncovering old video interviews with a certain sense of context. John Carpenter’s THE THING continues to be dissected, discussed and celebrated some 35 years after its theatrical release, and rightfully so! It’s a masterpiece! But as every […]

Films 

THE THING Super-Fans Planning a Trip to the Actual Filming Locations!

John Carpenter’s 1982 classic THE THING — which occupies a place of honor on just about every horror and science fiction fan’s Top 10 list — turned 35 years old last month, and people are marking the occasion in all kinds of ways, including original 35mm and digitally-remastered theatrical screenings around the world, and watch […]

Films 

What Would YOUR 5 Desert Island Horror Picks Be?

Have you had a chance to listen to the latest BONUS episode of the Shock Waves podcast? For this special segment, I sat down with co-host and head of development for Blumhouse Productions, Ryan Turek, to learn a bit about his horror background and tastes. Way back when we kicked off Shock Waves, my co-hosts […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Truth About UFO’s Is Out There — and Kurt Russell May Have The Answers

While promoting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 2 on BBC, bad ass actor extraordinaire Kurt Russell was read a report about a UFO sighting. The report described an unidentified pilot who was flying over the Phoenix Airport with his son when he saw 6 bright lights coming toward him. The event was unresolved. But, Russell […]

Films 

TEXAS FRIGHTMARE 2017 Report! BATES MOTEL! Dario Argento! Rob Zombie’s 31, FRIGHT NIGHT & More!

The 2017 iteration of Texas Frightmare Weekend has just wrapped, and the convention was, yet again, a smashing success! Blumhouse.com and Arrow Video were among the primary sponsors, and I found myself fortunate enough to moderate a handful of the panels, along with my Shock Waves co-hosts, so the following may come off as biased, […]

Films 

Texas Frightmare Weekend Is Upon Us!!!

Greetings fellow fiends! Later today, the Texas Frightmare Weekend kicks off at the Hyatt Regency Hotel over at DFW airport in Dallas, Texas and the Blumhouse.com / Shock Waves crew will be representing all weekend long! (We’re sponsoring along with the fine fiends at Arrow Video!) Drop on by the Blumhouse.com table to meet us, […]

Scary Fun 

Mondo Announces an Epic Board Game Based on John Carpenter’s THE THING!

It was only a matter of time before the masterminds at creative collective Mondo got on board (pardon the pun) with the movie-centric tabletop game craze — a trend which so far has spawned insanely cool board games like the slasher-flick-themed MIXTAPE MASSACRE and a game based on John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA… […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Short Film THE EEL is a Journey Into Mind-Bending Tentacle Horror

After a fun little diversion into DIY underground splatter via last week’s marathon of Andreas Schnaas’ VIOLENT SHIT series (recently compiled on a new DVD from Synapse Films), it’s time once again to take a hard left turn on our journey through the world of extreme cinema and its many twisted forms… and they don’t […]

Films 

ATTN L.A.! Creature Features In Burbank Pays Tribute To John Carpenter’s THE THING!

There’s something special about what us horror fans refer to as the “Magnolia crawl” in Burbank. Basically, there are several horror themed shops all within walking distance all across Magnolia Blvd. where Burbank begins. Everything from Dark Delicacies to Halloweentown to Blast From The Past, and Atomic Records or Bearded Lady Vintage. There’s also Creature […]

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MONSTERPALOOZA 2017 Conquers Pasadena, CA Yet Again!

Well, it’s that time of year again! It’s the first of two times that the MONSTERPALOOZA weekend descends upon California and rocks the socks off of all us monster lovers out there. The convention, whose primary focus centers around celebrating the art of special FX, kicked off back in 2008 at the Burbank Marriot Convention […]

Films 

Five Horror Movies ALMOST Directed by Tobe Hooper

This history of the horror genre is one littered with “almosts” — those movie and director match-ups that came so close to happening, but never saw the light of day. In some alternate reality, there are movie theaters and drive-ins in the ‘80s playing Joe Dante’s HALLOWEEN III and John Carpenter’s FIRESTARTER; George Romero should […]

Films 

FRIGHT-RAGS Unleashes Their New Collection Based On John Carpenter’s THE THING!

Those fine fiends at FRIGHT-RAGS are at it again! They’ve just unveiled their latest collection, a series of apparel in honor of the 35th anniversary of THE THING! Here’s the full press release! John Carpenter’s THE THING still resonates to this day, with unparalleled practical effects, themes of isolation, and memorable performances. Fright-Rags commemorates 35 […]