May 23, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
Apparently, in 1985, a noted drug smuggler named Andrew C. Thornton II dropped duffel bags of cocaine over a national park in Georgia. A poor black bear stumbled on one of the bags, helped themselves to some of white powder, and died shortly thereafter. It’s a bizarre footnote in history appropriately coined ‘Cocaine Bear’. Not […]
September 1, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
What’s worse than a guest overstaying their welcome? How about someone showing up uninvited? Hollywood has played the guest who would not leave for laughs (Madhouse, What About Bob? You Me, and Dupree), suspense (Windfall), and horror (Funny Games). On horror streaming platform Shudder, writer and director Duncan Birmingham moves from short films to a […]
April 11, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
Everyone knows that rock n’ roll is the Devil’s music. Ever since Elvis Presley thrust his hips on the Ed Sullivan Show, puritanical outrage has been directed at rock. There’s a long history of rock and heavy metal in horror. Once upon a time KISS made their own 70s-inspired take on Phantom of the Opera […]
March 5, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
This year has promised some big horror movie titles for fans. To date, Scream and Texas Chainsaw Massacre have already dropped. Later in 2022, Morbius, The Black Phone, and Jordan Peele’s Nope hit theatres. And maybe you heard there’s another Halloween sequel coming our way. Still there’s plenty of room for sleeper hits. Just this […]
January 24, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
In one of the inaugural posts here on The Abominable Dr. Welsh, we looked at five underrated slasher movies. We know all the big ones – Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Scream, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But during its ‘Golden Era’ in the 1980s, movie studios were churning out slashers […]
January 17, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
In a year where COVID-19 disrupted everything, major and minor movies alike saw limited theatrical releases or missed the cineplex altogether. One of those movies – The Wolf of Snow Hollow – proved to be one of the year’s hidden gems. United Artists gave the little horror comedy a limited theatrical release alongside its debut […]
December 16, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
Apparently, quite a few Krampus movies exist out in wild. No, the number of these anti-Santa Claus movies doesn’t quite approach the volume of poorly made Bigfoot movies. Without exception, these movies are uniformly terrible – rip-offs of the one and only Krampus movie that matters. Several years ago Legendary Pictures teamed with Michael Dougherty […]
December 5, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
Horror movies have been skewering big, nasty corporations for decades. Remember the Weyland-Yutani Coporation from the Alien franchise? Vincent Price foolishly thought he could escape death while his poor subjects perished at the hands of the plague in The Masque of the Red Death. Horror icons John Carpenter (They Live), Wes Craven (The People Under […]