The Fog is Murky Fun from John Carpenter

Thirty-nine years ago, on Feb. 8 1980, legendary horror film director, John Carpenter, released The Fog, his follow-up to Halloween (1978). A minor hit at the box-office (Box Office Mojo, n.d.), The Fog hasn’t received the same affection as other Carpenter films. Halloween is rightly held up as a classic of the horror genre. Over […]

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Cobra: Where Logic Stops, And ‘80’s Mindlessness Starts

No, Cobra is technically not a horror movie. Still it’s concept of an army of ax-wielding serial killers evokes some horror imagery. Besides, this George P. Cosmatos-directed Stallone ‘shoot’em up’ was tailor-made for the Worst Movie Ever column. As a side note, Cosmatos’ son, Panos Cosmatos directed the bonkers Nicolas Cage flick, Mandy. Released at […]

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The Next Generation: The Best ‘Worst’ Texas Chainsaw Sequel

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remains a pivotal modern horror film. Tobe Hooper’s nihilistic masterpiece was a forerunner to the 80’s slasher craze. Yet as compared to the film franchises it inspired, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has a pretty spotty franchise track record. There are bad Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Elm Street movies. But those […]

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Maximum Overdrive and More Crash Onto Blu-Ray

It’s been two months since the last (and first) edition of The Blu-Ray Bin. In this edition, we’ve got a couple of Stephen King offerings, a remake, and a genuine 1990’s classic.  Sleepwalkers Available: Nov. 6th 2018 Distributed by: Scream Factory There are a lot of movies based on Stephen King’s literary library. If you can’t […]

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Scream for Help Hit Blu-Ray Shelves Last Month

This is the first edition of the Blu-Ray Bin, a new column I hope to post once each month. My goal here is to provide some quick bullet-reviews of horror films recently released on Blu-ray. The column will serve as a round-up of what’s been released each month. Since this is the first edition of […]

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Brainscan is Braindead Nostalgia For ’90’s Horror Fans

Generally, the 1990’s was not the best decade for horror. Slasher films dominated the previous decade, but when that well ran dry the genre lacked direction. Of course, great horror films were made in the ’90’s. On average, however, the 1990’s felt far removed from the boundary-pushing horror of the 1970’s. For a few years […]

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The House That Dripped Blood A Minor Entry in British Horror

Anthology films in the horror genre have cycled in and out of style over the decades. Amicus Productions, for instance, was largely built around anthology films in the 1960’s and 1970’s. The success of Creepshow spawned a few attempts at re-visiting the anthology film in the 1980’s. And in the last decade, horror fans have […]

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Hell Night Will Mostly Feel Like a Hazing for the Audience

Scream Factory has thankfully released another obscure slasher film title from the 1980’s for die-hard collectors. From the release of Halloween (1978) to  the mid-1980s, slasher films ruled horror. The teen ‘stalk-and-slash’ subgenre spawned multi-million dollar franchises, like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Even casual horror fans are probably familiar with some […]

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