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Zombies for Sale

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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 “environmentally friendly” 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

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Tim Burton’s Retrospective at the MoMA

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. He’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

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Horror movies? How about horror poetry.

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“Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’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 couldn’t see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!
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Robots my mother left me

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“Nine-fifteen, sang the clock, time to clean.

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.”
“There Will Come Soft Rains”
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Why Do Zombies Crave Human Flesh?

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Why Do Zombies Crave Human Flesh? 

One of the most chilling scenes in George Romero’s immortal Night of the Living Dead (1968) occurs in the climax – 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

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I Spit on Your Grave – a Second Chance for Unrated Horror?

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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

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Why Horror? An Indie Filmmaker’s Perspective on the Horror Genre

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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

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We all scream for Scream Queens

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My wife Sarah Virginia Brock is a scream queen. I’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

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Zombie’s Halloween 2: letting your white horse run wild

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Last year, in case you were hiding in a hole and weren’t aware, Rob Zombie’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, “No! Fuck you Internet!

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ReGOREgitated Sacrifice – An Analytical Overview

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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 cliché 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.

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R.I.P. Nights of the Living Room Drive In

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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

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The Art of Makeup Comes Alive

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Makeup Takes Its 29th Turn at the Academy Awards

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 “getting into costume.” 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

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REMAKES: they’s remaking what?

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What’s up with all the remakes? That’s what horror movie audiences are asking. Over the past few years, we’ve seen remakes for “Friday the 13th,” “My Bloody Valentine,” and Rob Zombie’s “new take” on “Halloween” and “Halloween II.”

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 “When a … Continue reading

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Requirements for True scares

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In every genre of literature or film, there are many subgenres. One could even say that each of these subgenres can be deconstructed further into smaller pieces.

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

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Simpsons Horror Parody

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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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Resident Evil Movies – A Guilty Pleasure

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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

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