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October 18th, 2014
Interviewed by: Janel Spiegel
October 16th, 2014
Interviewed by: The Black Saint
October 15th, 2014
Interviewed by: Mike Joy
October 20th, 2014
Reviewed by: Dave Gammon
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October 17th, 2014
Reviewed by: Horrornews.net
Category: Book Reviews
1. The Exorcist (1973)
There are many people who say this is the scariest movie of all time. But I also know some people who laugh when they see this movie; it doesnâ€™t scare them at all. What I will say, is that The Exorcist is the best possession or Devil-themed horror film ever made. I just watched this … Continue reading
“In my restless dreamsÂ I see that town, Silent Hill…You promised you’d take me there again some day. But you never did. well I’m alone there now, in our special place. waiting for you…”
There are some movies and games that stay with you long after their credits rolled, Silent Hill is one of these video games. Praised for the amazing and horrifying use of atmosphere, Silent Hill has effectively made it’s … Continue reading
Recently at NYCC I attended the Bruce Campbell panel, and for a few extra dollars he was doing signings in Autograph Alley. He knew how to work the room. Campbell is one ironic, sarcastic, charismatic people I’ve ever seen. It was amazing!
If you don’t know who he is or have experienced the magic that is Bruce Campbell than you’ve come to the right place. Here is a synopsis of his career and his … Continue reading
Who can forget the infectious and spine-chilling remake of â€śSweet Dreams (Are Made of This)â€ť by the quiet and conservative (kidding) man who goes by the name Marilyn Manson? It was back in 1995, when mainstream radio introduced us to the man who paraded in white makeup and creepy outfits.
Who can forget the devil worshipping accusations that sprinted forward by parents and religious groups. Manson entered … Continue reading
Movies have been a part of my existence pretty much since day one and that also included horror movies.Â I’m not sure what the hell my parents were thinking- maybe it was because they were kids raising kids- but my earliest motion picture memories had Mrs. Voorhees stalking camp counselors, Jack Torrance chasing his wife and son through a hotel with an ax, and Max fending off the mohawked followers of Lord Humongous alongside Luke … Continue reading
The automotive industry was, and still is, on life support. It’s going to take some real marketing genius for the public to change their view of it. They sold gas-guzzling behemoths and poorly made, often dangerous, economy cars for decades.
Even their â€śenvironmentally friendlyâ€ť hybrids have come under fire regarding their production, reliability, safety and inevitable trip to the landfill.
. And, while companies like Ford are reporting operating profits over … Continue reading
If it’s Halloween, it must be time for Nightmare before Christmas! Earlier this year I had the pleasure of seeing Tim Burton’s Exhibit at the MoMA.
Tim Burton has a way of making the utterly macabre seem warm and delightfully endearing. Heâ€™s so great at what he does he was offered an exhibition spot at the Museum of Modern Art, or the MoMA. From November 22, 2009 until April 26, … Continue reading
â€śYesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasnâ€™t there
He wasnâ€™t there again today
I wish, I wish heâ€™d go away…
When I came home last night at three
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall
I couldnâ€™t see him there at all!
Go away, go away, donâ€™t you come back any more!
Out of warrens in the wall, tiny robot mice darted. The rooms were acrawl with the small cleaning animals, all rubber and metal. They thudded against chairs, whirling their mustached runners, kneading the rug nap, sucking gently at hidden dust. Then, like mysterious invaders, they popped into their burrows. Their pink electric eyes faded. The house was clean.”
â€śThere Will Come Soft Rainsâ€ť
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One of the most chilling scenes in George Romero’s immortal Night of the Living Dead (1968) occurs in the climax â€“ after a botched escape attempt, lovers Tom and Judy die in an explosion. When the smoke clears, a mob of zombies attacks the couple’s remains, each tearing off a piece for themselves. The creatures then begin their macabre feast on a nearby lawn, voraciously devouring … Continue reading
Go back in time one week. The online horror community was buzzing with support to get out to the theater and see the historic UNRATED release of Adam Green’s Hatchet 2. Fans blogged and vlogged and tweeted how this would be our chance to rise up and show the movie business that there was demand for unrated horror. 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams director Tim Sullivan sent out a letter to several news outlets pleading … Continue reading
Every year, hundreds of people enter the world of independent filmmaking. Many focus their attention on short films first, learning their craft over a series of five to fifteen minute long flirtations with the camera. The form and structure of short film gives the would-be director an avenue to pursue his dreams in a relatively low-investment, low-risk environment. Short films are relatively inexpensive to make, and relatively quick to produce. Some can even be completed … Continue reading
My wife Sarah Virginia Brock is a scream queen. Iâ€™m not being biased when I say her accomplishments humble me. She has been featured in numerous radio interviews as well as the recently released book Queens of Scream the New Blood, I encourage everyone to check it out. I understand there is a soon to be released documentary on scream queens containing excerpts from an interview with Sarah, which I happen to know is outstanding … Continue reading
Last year, in case you were hiding in a hole and werenâ€™t aware, Rob Zombieâ€™s Halloween II came out. A flood of reviews submerged the information super highway as critics rushed to have their say. I held off on watching the film for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I was feeling slightly pressured by all the internet advertisements to go watch the movie, so I said, â€śNo! Fuck you Internet!
I will not … Continue reading
Within the cinematic genre of horror, we have become accustomed to the splattering of blood and the evisceration of the human creature upon our ocular perceptions. Yet blood and guts have become clichĂ© in the modern horror film. We have become immune and desensitized to the fright and disgust that the horror film is intended to evoke, by its very natures, within our psyche.
As our collective visual consciousness evolves as a society and greater … Continue reading
Some of the elder Horror fans out there may remember such television series as The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, Dark Shadows (which was actually aired during the day time), Tales from the Darkside and Amazing Stories. These were very popular television shows aimed at the horror audience. They were also aired on channels such as ABC, CBS and NBC. Another television show called The Late, Late show was unlike any of the above mentioned. This … Continue reading
In the recent round of talk show appearances by actors from the new version of Alice in Wonderland, many of the performers discussed their lengthy stints â€śgetting into costume.â€ť This is both a travesty and at the same time not surprising. While costumes have been heralded by cinema onlookers for decades, makeup has only recently been given the respect is has long deserved, … Continue reading
Horror is no exception to this rule. However, one thing is constant across all of the different categories of horror: Those watching, listening, or reading horror expect to be treated to a something that will make them have some kind of emotional … Continue reading
Whatâ€™s up with all the remakes? Thatâ€™s what horror movie audiences are asking. Over the past few years, weâ€™ve seen remakes for â€śFriday the 13th,â€ť â€śMy Bloody Valentine,â€ť and Rob Zombieâ€™s â€śnew takeâ€ť on â€śHalloweenâ€ť and â€śHalloween II.â€ť
Those are only a few of the movies that have gone through the remake machine. But why? Are fans asking for them? Did John Doe write a letter to Screen Gems asking to see a â€śWhen a … Continue reading
The Simpsons are in their 20th season and in all those years have lampooned several horror films with great delight. This is typically done during their Halloween special Treehouse of Horror episodes where they go all out and will typically parody several films in a single tale.
Let’s take a look back at some of these and relive our favorite moments in Simpsons horror moments.
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With the recent debut of the Resident Evil: Afterlife trailer, it’s time to look over the series thus far. The thing is, I find it hard to look at these films with a critic’s eye, as I can’t help but enjoying them for what they are big, daft action movies with a horror element.
Yes, they do kinda walk all over the games universe they are based on, but not being a gamer myself, I … Continue reading