It's spooky season, so it's time to dust off the keyboard, crack the knuckles, and limber up my brain to talk about a little dandy for you. Shudder has served up a delicious little treat to keep you clutching your blanket on a dark, gloomy night with the horror anthology film, The Mortuary Collection. But … Continue reading Review: THE MORTUARY COLLECTION (2019) is Good Halloween Fun
Can you feel it? I can feel it. We're almost to the top 10! From here on out this is serious business. Many of the scenes I've covered so far have been fun or cool set-pieces, or have been contextually interesting, but the remainder are going to be more intense, and today's scene is exactly … Continue reading The Best Horror Movie Kills of All-Time: #11 – SUSPIRIA (1977)
Hey, folks! I'm back with #20 on my list of The Best Horror Movie Kills of All-Time: Happy plays a trick on himself in the classic Canadian slasher, My Bloody Valentine (1981). One of the well-worn tropes of horror is the macabre herald known affectionately as "The Harbinger". This is the character that confronts the … Continue reading The Best Horror Movie Kills of All-Time: #20 – MY BLOODY VALENTINE (1981)
Hey, folks! I'm back with #21 on my list of The Best Horror Movie Kills of All-Time: the plaster suffocation death in Tourist Trap (1979). The world has gone to hell since the last time I posted, but I'm going to continue this list. Maybe there are people out there looking for an escape from … Continue reading The Best Horror Movie Kills of All-Time: #21 – TOURIST TRAP (1979)
I'm sure I'll catch some shit for this one, but just hear me out. The only entry in the Halloween series sans slasher icon Michael Myers starts with a sweet 80's synth score and a man running for dear life from an unknown assailant. The man, later identified as Harry Grimbridge (Al Berry), is caught … Continue reading The Best Horror Movie Kills of All-Time: #24 – HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH (1982)
Horror fans have simple needs. While a good story, relatable characters, and a vile antagonist are all elements that can mix together to create a horror classic, the most basic of needs is this: great kills. It's a fundamental component of the horror genre, and it seems like achieving a great kill should be a … Continue reading The Best Horror Movie Kills of All-Time: #25 – KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE (1988)
The sacred texts handed down from Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell following their cult horror trilogy, Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, and Army of Darkness, are no more tarnished following Fede Alvarez's 2013 update of the original film than if Mel Brooks produced a spoof titled "Get the Chainsaw, Idiots!" There are homages, oceans of … Continue reading Re-watch Theater: EVIL DEAD (2013)
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Episode #11 here, kids. I was kind of tired for this one but still managed to churn out 35 minutes of premium content. Premium. Most of the show is taken up by my rant about Melissa Silverstein's article over at IndieWire about the hiring of male directors for large studio properties. Her article is here. … Continue reading Podcast Episode #11: 10/6/15 – Telling a Story About a Lost Day of My Life, Football, Briefly discuss READY PLAYER ONE, Horror Flicks, and Rant About a Really Stupid INDIEWIRE Article
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