Mimic: del Toro’s Overlooked 90’s Monster Movie

Today, Guillermo del Toro is a celebrated, Oscar-winning director. His filmography includes Best Picture winner, The Shape of Water, as well as Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy, and Crimson Peak. A visually-creative filmmaker, del Toro has elevated the ‘monster movie’ to an art form. But del Toro’s first English-feature, Mimic, didn’t fare quite […]

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Fun ‘Gateway’ Horror For Young Horror Fans

Generally, there hasn’t been a lot of good gateway horror for younger audiences. In the 1980’s, we had The Monster Squad, Gremlins, and The Gate. If you grew up in the 1990’s, there was Hocus Pocus. Yet over the last few years, as horror has flourished, the genre has treated us to several good ‘kiddie’ […]

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Bug Off: The Best Giant Insect Movies

Summer is in full swing and while the black flies have receded, mosquitoes are in full swarm. This week marked the anniversary of the classic The Fly and, on this day in 2002, the nostalgic ‘giant insect’ film Eight-Legged Freaks was released. To mark these horror moments, in this edition of The Chopping Block, I’ll […]

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