April 17, 2021.Reading time 9 minutes.
Horror loves events. Not just holiday-themed movies, either. After Halloween defied box office expectations in 1978, the horror genre was looking to adapt just about any holiday or calendar event. Hence, we have Christmas and Valentine’s Day-themed movies alongside April Fool’s Day and Friday the 13th. We’ve got Prom Night and Graduation Day and even […]
October 1, 2019.Reading time 8 minutes.
Thir13en Ghosts is one of those movies that polarizes critics and audiences. Not surprisingly, critics ripped it apart on its release. And while it made decent money at the box office, it fell just short of recouping its production budget. But Thir13en Ghosts has developed a fanbase over the years. And those people who like […]
January 21, 2019.Reading time 7 minutes.
Somewhere between New Line Cinemas and Blumhouse Productions, Dark Castle Entertainment shone briefly as the king of horror. Named after horror master William Castle, the studio was created with the purpose of remaking his classic movies. Within just a few years, Dark Castle produced remakes of 13 Ghosts, The House on Haunted Hill, and House […]
October 25, 2018.Reading time 10 minutes.
On October 25th, 1993, we lost a horror icon – Vincent Price. Baby boomers grew up watching Price in Roger Corman’s B-movie adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe. For horror-obsessed Canadian kids like me who grew up in the 1970’s and 1980s’, Vincent Price was Dr. Anton Phibes and the host of Hamilton-produced kids show, The […]
July 20, 2018.Reading time 7 minutes.
This past weekend marked the birthdays of not one, but three icons of the horror genre. Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, and Vincent Price would have all celebrated birthdays over the last weekend of May. Throughout the 1950’s to the late 1970’s, all three performers defined the horror genre with their various roles. They are horror […]
April 25, 2018.Reading time 8 minutes.
Born on April 24th, 1914, vintage horror fans remember legendary filmmaker William Castle for his showmanship. As a director and producer, Castle had a knack for stretching small budgets to create memorable horror films. Before The Blair Witch Project claimed to be “found footage”, Castle floated prop skeletons over audiences. Years before The Texas Chainsaw […]