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If we look at today’s horror output from major Hollywood studios we must ask the question “Is Hollywood making the same mistakes it has before?”
A quick glance at movies currently in production shows a terribly high number of remakes and sequels, (monikered as ‘franchises’ by production companies) much to the dismay of many horror fans.
It seems like major studios have bombarded us with unoriginal ideas for many a year now. Yet, we know … Continue reading
Pitting the all consuming ravenous wandering sensibilities of the office worker against the metaphorical embodiment of their undead doppelgangers is like watching cannibals eating cannibals. I am only left with imagery at this pointâŚpicture a sea of identical cubicles, each trying to be unique but intrinsically being the same thing. It is the battle of one thing knowing what it is, and the other, trying to dress like it … Continue reading
Hellraiser: Revelations, the ninth movie in the series inspired by Clive Barker’s novella The Hellbound Heart, has completed principal photography (in just 13 days of actual shooting time… yikes). A cut exists already, and the flick will hit DVD next year. Will it bring some fans back to a franchise that many have left for dead? Possibly. While the film was apparently rushed into production due to the impending end of the … Continue reading
So yeah, here we are at the time of year where a bunch of people start turning their attention to all things macabre. Well, kind of anyway. Halloween can be fun, with uproarious parties, movie nights, dressing up and all that other good stuff that goes with it. Is is any different for the avid horror fan? A little. This is the time of year that stores are filled with things that … Continue reading
Zombies are awesome. I really love a good zombie picture. Hell, they donât really have to be that good, I still love âem. Thereâs a certain charm about a reanimated corpse wandering mindlessly searching for flesh. Of course, a reanimated corpse is but one kind of zombie. Often an infection, or in the case of Meat Market, microscopic robots cause folks to suddenly want a skin sandwich. Sometimes a film doesnât even bother to explain … Continue reading
In the flood of independent films utilizing the âshaky camâ technique, Gareth Edwardsâ film âMonstersâ has emerged from the tepid waters as a film festival darling. The movieâs premise is unique for a horror film. It focuses on the relationship between a man and woman as they desperately try to make their way home from a foreign land infested with aliens. Instead of focusing on the monsters and the madness that would usually … Continue reading
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The recent 7.0 earthquake in Haiti on January 12th 2010, which caused massive devastation in and around the capital city of Port au Prince is a tragedy and my heart goes to the people who have to suffer after this natural disaster. But it is feared there will be a rise of zombies.
I am sure George Romero is not on the next plane down there to capture … Continue reading
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 doesnât 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 âSweet Dreams (Are Made of This)â 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 âenvironmentally friendlyâ 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. Heâs 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
âYesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasnât there
He wasnât there again today
I wish, I wish heâd 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 couldnât see him there at all!
Go away, go away, donât 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.”
âThere Will Come Soft Rainsâ
… Continue reading
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. Iâm 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 werenât aware, Rob Zombieâs 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, âNo! Fuck you Internet!
I will not … Continue reading