John Carpenter – The Horror Master’s Five Best Soundtracks

Alongside Wes Craven and George A Romero, John Carpenter is one of the preeminent horror filmmakers from the 1970’s and 1980’s. After over 40 years, Halloween and The Thing remain among the best horror movies made. Even more moderate successes – Prince of Darkness, The Fog, and They Live – are considered cult classics. In […]

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King of Horror: Picking Past Film Adaptations of Stephen King’s Work to Remake

It’s ‘Master of Horror’ Stephen King’s 71st birthday today. His first novel, Carrie, was published in 1973. His works include Misery, The Shining, The Dark Tower series, and It. To date, King has published over 50 novels and collected works. One could easily make the argument that Stephen King is one of the most influential […]

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The ‘Social Outcast’ and the Bully Revenge Film

This past Wednesday was Anti-Bullying Day, so for this edition of The Chopping Block, we’ll take a look at some of the best of a smaller subgenre in horror, the ‘bully revenge’ horror film. The horror narrative of the ‘social outcast’ who discovers supernatural powers and uses them to exact burial revenge has enjoyed some […]

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