Blood & Brawn: When 80’s Action Heroes Go Horror

Ah, the 1980’s was a simpler time. You could watch episodes of your favourite television show in any order. Continuity wasn’t an issue. And our action heroes weren’t bogged down with angst And introspection. Less cerebral, more brawn, it was shoot first, then shoot again. It was the era of the Arnold Schwarzenegger’s and Sylvester […]

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

And the countdown continues. As we review Numbers 30 to 21, we’re crossing the midway point of the Top 50 Horror Movies of the 2010’s. We’ve got two more remakes in this portion, including one of a 70’s Giallo classic. Additionally, two horror trends from the last decade – ‘mumblegore’ and ‘elevated horror – get […]

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V-Wars on Netflix: Pilot Episode Sinks Teeth Into Its Vampire Story

In 2019, Netflix doubled down on horror series. From the good (Marianne, Chambers) to the mixed (Black Summer) to the terrible (Haunted), Netflix embraced the genre. As the year winds down, the streaming platform dropped yet one more horror series, V-Wars. The 10-episode vampire thriller sees Ian Somerhalder of Vampire Diaries fame return to the […]

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The Shed Stores Stylish Scares for Vampire Fans

The vampire has been a staple of the horror genre from its inception. From Bela Lugosi to Christopher Lee and Gary Oldman, we’ve seen dozens of iterations of the ‘Prince of Darkness‘ himself, Dracula. Of course, this doesn’t include the hundreds of vampire flicks that diverged from Bram Stoker’s classic. As a result, there’s really […]

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Fright Night: You’re Still So Cool, Brewster

Vampires were all the rage in the 1980’s. The Lost Boys, Near Dark, Once Bitten, The Hunger, Lifeforce, Vamp, Vampire’s Kiss. Like the zombie takeover of popular culture in the last 10 to 15 years, the neon decade was saturated with bloodsuckers. Nestled somewhere between The Lost Boys and the more obscure Near Dark, Tom […]

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Ramblers Lets Ramble: From Dusk Till Dawn Brings Vampires Into the 90’s

For some horror fans, the 1990’s wasn’t the best decade for the genre. Yes, it gave us Scream and Jacob’s Ladder. But it’s also the decade that produced forgettable genre fare like Man’s Best Friend and Brainscan. This was the decade where grunge, plaid flannel, and Beanie Babies ruled. Maverick indie filmmakers also briefly went […]

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Lifeforce: The Only 80’s Movie About Naked Space Vampires

Tobe Hooper directed several memorable horror movies over the course of his career. Though he’s best known for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hooper’s eclectic filmography included Poltergeist, Salem’s Lot, and ‘hillbilly’ horror Eaten Alive. To say that his 1985 movie, Lifeforce, might be his most bizarre would be an understatement. Based on a novel called […]

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Salem’s Lot An Underappreciated King Adaptation

Vampires are a horror staple. They have been since Bela Lugosi brought Dracula to life in the Universal Monsters classic. So of course horror’s undisputed master would have to pen a vampire story, right? In fact, Salem’s Lot was Stephen King’s second major novel. Four years after King published it, horror maverick Tobe Hooper adapted […]

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Hell Bent for Leather: Ranking the Underworld Series

The Underworld franchise shares a lot of parallels with The Resident Evil series. Both series are CGI-heavy action-horror hybrids headlined by strong female protagonists. Each franchise kicked off in the early 2000’s. Both series would eventually spawn late final entries. With five movies and just north of $250 million in total box office, Underworld, however,is […]

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Trick or Treat: Tasty Picks for a Halloween Movie Night

Happy Halloween! Horror fans don’t need an excuse to watch a good scary movie. But it’s Halloween, a night where even non-horror fans can appreciate curling up on the couch with the lights out and a classic chiller. But how do you pick that one movie, or maybe two, to watch after the trick-or-treaters call […]

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