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10 Films John Carpenter Almost Made

For movie geeks of a certain vintage, no filmmaker’s legacy looms larger than that of John Carpenter. His movies—especially those made between the years 1978 and 1988—are hallowed classics. In the 1980s, his game was so strong that it’s tempting to reflect on projects that the director almost made during that time period, and to […]

Films TV 

Enjoying THE HANDMAID’S TALE? Check Out These 9 Other Allegorical Horror Titles!

Hulu has pulled a Netflix with their latest original series THE HANDMAID’S TALE, based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name. In the buzzed-about hit, American women are forced into a hyperbolic form of subjugation after a plague of infertility. All women capable of childbearing are now “handmaids,” the property of wealthy commanders […]

Films 

All Out Of Bubblegum? FRIGHT-RAGS Releases New THEY LIVE Apparel!

If you’re a fan of horror shirts, then you know the deal. FRIGHT-RAGS is among one of the best, most original & unique places to find the coolest horror-related shirts, and they churn out lines based on well-known properties on a regular basis. This one couldn’t be more timely. Available right now is FRIGHT-RAGS new […]

Films 

This Week On SHOCK WAVES, We’re Talking Social Commentary And Political Horror!

This week on Shock Waves, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, Ryan Turek, and special guest co-host Brea Grant (BEYOND THE GATES, DEAD AWAKE, HALLOWEEN 2) as the group analyze social commentary and political horror in the genre! But first, the latest horrors! Bekah checked out the 80’s horror anthology DEADTIME STORIES […]

Films 

Nothing Can Prepare You For THE TRUMP, A Parody Of John Carpenter’s THE THING!

Look – times are pretty tense these days, especially politically. But at the same time, we really, really could all use a bit of levity. And the thing is this: someone actually took the time and effort to digitally put Donald Trump into John Carpenter’s masterpiece THE THING as the title creature. You have to applaud that […]

Films 

Ranking the Genre Films of John Carpenter — From Worst to First!

If you’re already visiting this site, it’s a foregone conclusion that you’re familiar with the filmography of John Carpenter — one of the most revered and familiar names in genre cinema. While we’ve been experiencing something of a Carpenter Renaissance lately, thanks to the recent surge in the multi-talented artist’s music career and John’s surprising […]

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Virtual Reality Gets Too Close for Comfort in the Chilling Short “NightmARes!”

The three-dimensional, 360-degree virtual experience opens up all kinds of opportunities for immersive thrills. But every new form of technology comes with its own unique set of problems… and some are a bit more hazardous than others. This is the scenario of NightmARes — a short horror film directed by James Mansell. It involves a […]

Films Music 

Heads Up, East Coast! John Carpenter’s Headed For You!

Fresh off his appearance on the Marc Maron podcast show WTF, John Carpenter is about to kick off the second leg of his tour in support of his latest album “Lost Themes II,” and he’s just released a new promo video with snippets both from his Maron appearance and some behind-the-scenes footage of him, his […]

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Class In Session! Behold This Gorgeous 12 Minute HISTORY OF HORROR in Cinema

Ever get into an excited debate with friends and fellow movie lovers about the greatest horror movie scenes? Or try to explain the genre in your own words to someone that doesn’t “get” horror? Well Diego Carrera created this created this amazing video to guide you through 121 years worth of horror cinema! The 12 […]

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We #RESPECT And Bow Down To Nada, The One And Only Roddy Piper!

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 who better to salute, while kicking ass and chewing […]

Films Scary Fun 

Check Out Hyaena Gallery’s Bold 3D Art Exhibit!

When it comes to bridging the gap between horror films, pop culture and art, we often turn to our friends at Hyaena Gallery who host monthly exhibits that manage to celebrate all three of those things in style. Last month, they had a pretty unique set-up for the Monsterpalooza convention here in Los Angeles, a […]

Music 

Listen To The 2nd Single “Angel’s Asylum” From John Carpenter’s LOST THEMES II!

John Carpenter’s got a new album coming on April 15th! Along with an upcoming tour. And we got a taste of what to expect with the first single “Distant Dream” a few weeks back. Now, this morning the auteur has released his 2nd single from LOST THEMES II titled “Angel’s Asylum!” Have a listen at […]

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5 Horror Movies That Really Deserve A Prequel

Sure, horror thrives on mystery. To offer too much backstory is to demystify and thus defang our greatest monsters. But sometimes an origin story can shed new light on a previous film, cleverly elaborate on an otherwise impenetrable plot point, or simply breathe new life into a fading franchise. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3, for instance, jumped […]