Laughing Through the Scares: A Look At Horror Comedies

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Horror comedies are hard to pull off. Despite some similarities in the genres, it’s difficult to find a balance between the screams and laughs. There are a variety of pathways from which to accomplish one, whether through reaction, satire or balls out craziness. However, the big question is how the classics in this subgenre accomplished it. A lot of it may have to do with the simple fact that the two genres really aren’t that … Continue reading

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Next Up On The Remake Block–It’s GREMLINS

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It’s been rumored for a while that some kind of action on the GREMLINS fronts was in the works but everyone was just sort of assuming it was good to be a third chapter in the GIZMO And The Gang saga but Warner Brothers has different plans, it appears as if an all out remake is on the way instead. The really interesting things is that they have brought writer Seth Grahame-Smith on board how … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: Six long years after their last appearance, Gizmo & company are back! But they’re no longer in Kingston Falls, they’re in NYC and have taken over a giant skyscraper as they continue their hi-jinks. Now as they are preparing to go wild on the streets of NYC, who is going to stop them? And how?

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Film Review: Gremlins (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A boy inadvertently breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. REVIEW: I was but an innocent teenager when I managed to finagle my way into a free screening of Joe Dante’s amazing “Gremlins”. Well, actually I wasn’t all that innocent but it sounded good didn’t it? I used the word “Innocent” because this movie still has that quality to it, it’s … Continue reading

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Scream Is Back. What Could Return Next?

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So Scream 4 is here and we are once again in a world where Ghostface is asking people what their favourite scary movie is. Yeah, it’s a sequel, but it’s wonderful that the series didn’t go down the reboot/remake route. Surely there are other franchises out there that are due another sequel? And let’s be serious, no DVD sequels. As much as I enjoy cheap DVD sequels, they rarely do the source movies justice. So, … Continue reading

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Exhumed Films – Mischievous Monsters

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Next Show Exhumed Films Presents: A Family Friendly Evening of Mischievous Monsters Friday, Dec 17th, 2010 Doors: 7:30 PM Show: 8 PM Admission: $10 Advance Tickets are Available Now for $11 Each Troll 2 (35mm / 1990 / Italy / Claudio Fragasso / Approx 95m) NILBOG!!! For those of you that come to the 24 hour fest every year, you know that there is always one film that is so crazy, so amazing, so inept, … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Top 12 Horror Christmas Classics

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The Christmas Season is known for good will to all men and for giving of yourself. Thankfully for the Horror Fan it also means giving until it hurts (and in these cases it is hurting someone else). If you are tired of seeing that same old Christmas special again here is a list of movies (in no real order) that may keep the sugar away and the chills near by. Grab some wine and sit … Continue reading

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