The Horror Show a Boring Rerun of Better Movies

Maybe Child’s Play was the last truly good slasher movie of the 1980s. Certainly, the subgenre was in decline by the decade’s end and early 1990s. Slasher entries either turned cheesy and low-budget (Cheerleader Camp, Slumber Party Massacre II) or found increasingly bizarre premises to stretch the tropes. By the time the 1990s rolled around, […]

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AVP Alien vs Predator: No Matter Who Wins, You Won’t Care

Fanboys wanted this movie from the day Dark Horse Comics published its Alien and Predator crossover in 1989. One year later, Predator 2 teased an image of a Xenomorph skull, sparking further speculation of a movie. But the Predator franchise was dormant through the 1990’s, while the Alien series concentrated on standalone sequels. Then along […]

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Man’s Best Friend Barks Up The Wrong Tree

I’ve said it several times in other posts, but will repeat it again. In contrast to the 1970’s and 1980’s, the 90’s was a relatively disappointing period for horror. Certainly, several horror classics were released in the decade of flannel. Candyman, Jacob’s Ladder, In The Mouth of Madness – just to name a few examples. […]

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Gehenna: Now Cursing Netflix

Promotional materials matter. For proof look no further than the posters for Gehenna: Where Death Lives. Its promotional posters call to mind some of the worst Grade-Z horror movies you can imagine. But the Chicago Indie Horror Film Festival gave Gehenna some love. So do we have a hidden gem on our hands? Or does Gehenna’s marketing […]

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