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Films Scary Fun 

Welcome to O’Blivion: Revisiting the VIDEODROME TV Cut

David Cronenberg has always brought a cerebral edge to his movies, starting with his scuzzy debut of the sex parasite creature feature SHIVERS. He infuses his work with rich subtext and meaning , intending to give viewers something to chew on while grossing them out. Since most of his early films were laced with gore and subsequently […]

Real Life Scares TV 

When Max Headroom Mysteriously Hijacked Television

Max Headroom was originally a British character from a science fiction made-for-TV movie. This Ray Ban wearing digital revolutionary, introduced in 1984, was described as the world’s first computer generated TV host. Of course, he was mostly a synthesized version of actor Matt Frewer wearing prosthetic make-up.  From his TV movie beginnings, Max received his own […]

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The Frightening History of Real Life Haunted Televisions

No matter how fast technology evolves, the supernatural have the disquietingly bad habit of mastering state of the art devices faster than a toddler with the latest iDevice; and in my household that’s lightning speed, parent-humiliatingly fast. Gone are the days of brushing books off of shelves, launching teacups across the room or spelling mystic messages out […]

Films 

Exploring VIDEODROME: The Perfect Horror Film for the Modern Media Age

At this very moment, probably from right where you are sitting, you currently have direct and immediate access to more televised/filmed entertainment than you could perhaps watch over the course of a hundred lifetimes. Thanks to the internet, popular online streaming services, and an explosion of constantly-running cable TV networks, there is more entertainment being […]

Films 

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 […]

Films 

Five Horror Movies That Deserve the Criterion Treatment

In the world of home video distribution, there is The Criterion Collection and then there is everyone else. The venerable institution has helped define the very concept of a special edition, with groundbreaking LaserDiscs (remember those?) that solidified the commentary track as the most indispensable special feature, and helped elaborate on the artistic process of […]

Films Scary Fun 

Punks Not Dead: 5 More Punk Rock Horror Movies!

Earlier this week, we examined 5 classic examples of punk rock horror films. Check out the prior list here. But as The Exploited proudly proclaimed in 1983, “punks not dead”! So here are 5 more grungy, stabbing, and spellbinding punk horrors.   ERASERHEAD (1977) This surrealist counter-culture film embodied “punk rock” just as the term […]