Unsung Slasher Villains: Ten Underrated Killers From Slasher Movies

You know who they are – Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and Chucky. Even casual horror fans could name these slasher movie villains. And while they may not be able to immediately rhyme off their names, odds are casual fans would at least recognize Jigsaw, Ghostface, or Pinhead. But what about the unsung slasher […]

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Help Wanted, Apply Within: Worst Jobs In Horror Movies

Some jobs just suck. Not everyone gets unpaid sick days, extended health benefits, or a plush executive office. Long hours, no breaks, and poor conditions are common for too many jobs. And with the gig economy growing, many people can’t even expect a steady 40 hours of work a week. So if the best horror […]

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The Purge Franchise: All crime, Including Murder, is Legal for 12 Hours

Who would have thought that a modestly budgeted home invasion thriller would spawn such a successful franchises? In retrospect, The Purge, which hit theaters in 2013, was exactly the kind of movie upon which Blumhouse Productions has built their success – big concept, small budget. Even if The Purge wasn’t a great movie per se, […]

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And a Child Shall Lead Them: Ranking The Children of the Corn Series

Horror fans have gone over a decade without a Friday the 13th or A Nightmare on Elm Street movie. Yet the universe continues to give us Hellraiser, Puppet Master, and Leprechaun sequels. Sometimes life isn’t fair. For further proof, look no further than the Children of the Corn series. Included in his Night Shift anthology, […]

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Halfway To Hell 2021: The Ten Best Horror Movies So Far

After a COVID-disrupted year in 2020, the first half of 2021 has slowly seen theaters open in select locations. And with theaters opening their doors, studios have started releasing all those delayed movies we’ve been dying to see. To date, Godzilla vs Kong, Spiral: From the Book of Saw, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me […]

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Beach Blanket BloodBath: Enjoy These Beach Horror Movies

Summer is here, the sun is out, and the weather is warming up. Time to pack your cooler, grab a blanket and floatie, and make sure there’s a sun umbrella in the trunk. There’s no better way to spend a hot summer Saturday then on the beach. If you’re old enough you might remember watching […]

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Bad Dads: The Worst Fathers in Horror Films

Happy Father’s Day! It’s time to wrap that tie or finish painting the clever “Dad Rocks” on a rock. Today, we celebrate all those hardworking fathers who threaten to ‘turn this car around right now’ and play catch with you in the backyard. For this edition of The Chopping Block, I take a look at […]

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Sharknado: Ranking the SyFy Original Series From Worst to Less Worse

For lovers of bad movies, the SyFy Channel has been producing some of the most intentionally awful content for years now. From Sharktopus vs Whalewolf to Stonehedge Apocalypse, SyFy has perfected a pretty simple formula for bad moviemaking. Terrible CGI visual effects, nonsensical premises, B-movie dialogue, and C-level actors – SyFy is kind of the […]

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