Decade of Dread: Top 50 Horror Movies of the 2010’s PT II

And our countdown to the end of the decade continues. For our Decade of Dread Part II, we count down from Number 39 to the Number 30 horror movie of the 2010’s. You’ll find the first of three Stephen King adaptations on our Top 50. In addition, there’s another Yule-inspired horror movie along with not […]

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Graveyard Shift: A Minimum Wage 90’s Horror Movie

If Stephen King writes it, Hollywood will inevitably adapt it. Even some of King’s thinner works (no pun intended) have received the big-screen treatment. With so much output, it’s not really all that surprising that you get the occasional dud. Among these duds, Graveyard Shift remains one of the more forgotten King adaptations. The 1990 […]

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Doctor Sleep: A Deeply Satisfying Return to The Overlook Hotel

Though Stephen King himself loathes it, The Shining is a benchmark of the horror genre. In fact, the horror masterpiece’s influence has extended beyond the genre and become a part of the cultural lexicon. After King directed his own remake, he moved on to penning a direct follow-up – his 2013 novel, Doctor Sleep. Producing […]

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Pet Sematary 2 Can’t Resurrect King’s Premise

Hollywood loves them some Stephen King. Even when he doesn’t have a story to adapt, they find a way to trade in on his work. Case in point – Pet Sematary, which remains one of King’s best novels. Though the first film adaptation divided critics, King fans probably remember it more fondly than the remake […]

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Carrie: De Palma’s Original Adaptation Still Prom Queen

Stephen King’s first novel, Carrie, also has the distinction of being the first cinematic adaptation of his work. In a decade defined by increasingly transgressive and, often, prestigious horror releases, Carrie stood out as one of the best. Critics loved it and audiences flocked to theaters to see it. Following its release, Carrie even garnered […]

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In The Tall Grass: Netflix Adaptation Can’t See The Forest For The Weeds

And the Stephen King renaissance marches on. Not unlike the the first wave of King adaptations, horror fans have been treated to the good (Gerald’s Game, It), the middle-of-the-road (Pet Sematary), and the bad (The Dark Tower). Now with Halloween around the corner, Netflix has unveiled its Netflix and Chills lineup. Among the new horror […]

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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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It Chapter Two Clowns Around

Two years ago, Andy Muschietti (Mama) scored a big hit with his update of Stephen King’s It. Despite an R-rating, It managed approximately $327 million at the box office. Even the critics overwhelmingly endorsed the big-screen remake. We’re now amidst something of a Stephen King renaissance. Earlier this year, a Pet Sematary remake hit theatres. […]

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Bad Dads: The Worst Fathers in Horror Films

Happy Father’s Day! It’s time to wrap that tie or finish painting the clever “Dad Rocks” on a rock. Today, we celebrate all those hardworking fathers who threaten to ‘turn this car around right now’ and play catch with you in the backyard. For this edition of The Chopping Block, I take a look at […]

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Creepshow 2: Thanks For The Ride, King and Romero

Five years after Creepshow’s moderate success, George A. Romero and Stephen King reunited to bring us Creepshow 2. For this go-around of the horror anthology, Michael Gornick replaced Romero behind the camera. Fortunately, Romero still penned the screenplay, and King’s work served as the source material. But the end result still looked like a bit […]

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