30 Years of ‘New Blood’ – Looking Back at ‘Friday the 13th: Part VII’

Friday the 13th was fresh from closing out the Tommy Jarvis trilogy. With box office receipts on a decline, producers began scrambling to find ways to inject some “New Blood” (wink – wink) into the next installment. There were certainly no signs of stopping the money making machine that was Jason Voorhees. Afterall, Paramount was still able to rake in a tidy enough profit on Jason Lives with total grosses around $19 million off … [Read more...]

[Listicle of Death] 10 Murderous Mamas to Celebrate Mother’s Day!

We’ve all seen them. They’re inescapable. Their headlines draw us like a moth to flame with their promise of economic, streamlined order. “They” are The Listicle. A collection of items in article form, listed, that serve a purpose of unifying themselves within a specific category. On this site, we feature plenty of cool, thought-provoking “Top 10” and “Best Of” lists. But, what about you hardcore junkies out there who need a serious fix of the … [Read more...]

[Set Visit] Shane Black on Taking the Franchise to New Places in ‘The Predator’

Rory (Jacob Tremblay), an eight year old boy wearing an over-sized yellow hoodie, is chased by a neighborhood dog onto the school baseball field only to come under attack by something much more vicious… an even bigger, alien canine. Eventually, his father, Quint (Boyd Holbrook), comes to his rescue along with a ragtag team of misfits with the telling moniker of “The Loonies”, a group of former military grunts suffering the … [Read more...]

[Set Visit] Shane Black and Crew Talk Practical Effects and Predator Dogs in ‘The Predator’

It’s been 30 years since 20th Century Fox unleashed Arnold Schwarzenegger into the jungles of Central America and pitted him against the ultimate hunter, er…Predator. Now writer/director, Shane Black, has returned from his jokester role and not so secret script polish on the original to bring the franchise into the modern age with The Predator. As we know, a lot has changed in the past few decades, especially in the world of Hollywood … [Read more...]

[Keeping it Golden] ‘Fatal Games’ is Strictly Murder by Numbers

The Slasher Golden Age began with Halloween in 1978 and ended right around the time a group of protesting moms with too much time on their hands led to the truncated theatrical release of Silent Night, Deadly Night. With “Keeping it Golden” I aim to chronicle my journey watching every single slasher film from the period,  78′ – 84′. By my calculations (and I’m certain I’m missing a few), there are a total 194 199 films featuring masked murderers … [Read more...]

[Interview] A Day with the Prey – ‘The Predator’ Stars Detail Their Characters

Shane Black has made a name for himself by pioneering the buddy/action picture with films like Lethal Weapon and The Last Boy Scout. His newest movie looks to expand his usual duos into a full on ensemble with The Predator. When I visited the set, the emphasis from almost all parties involved was on “character”. It’s true that for an audience to be invested in a picture, focus must be placed on our heros. If we’re not … [Read more...]

[Keeping it Golden] All Star Slasher ‘Alone in the Dark’

The Slasher Golden Age began with Halloween in 1978 and ended right around the time a group of protesting moms with too much time on their hands led to the truncated theatrical release of Silent Night, Deadly Night in 1984. Of course, the production of slasher films didn’t stop there. Theses films remained prominent throughout the rest of the decade, only they became even more “economical” (read: indie AF) as time went on. In … [Read more...]

[Listicle of Death] 5 “All My Friends are Dead…and Here are Their Bodies” Slasher Moments

We’ve all seen them. They’re inescapable. Their headlines draw us like a moth to flame with their promise of economic, streamlined order. “They” are The Listicle. A collection of items in article form, listed, that serve a purpose of unifying themselves within a specific category. Sometimes they’re listed in the order of worst to best…sometimes they piss you off. One thing they all have in common? They exist as one writer’s opinion. Across the … [Read more...]

[Through the Cracks] Lovecraft-y Horror In ‘The Kindred’

As hardcore horror fans, sometimes it feels like you’ve seen it all. There are no surprises left to discover, no classic slasher film waiting around the corner to thrill you and slap a childlike grin on your face. You try to feed the fix by searching through lists of “The Scariest Films You’ve Never Seen” only to come across titles like “May”, “The Descent”, and “Suspiria”. These are, of course, films that us diehards know and love all too well. … [Read more...]

13 Fan Films to Satiate Your ‘Friday the 13th’ Bloodlust

It’s been almost 10 years since Jason Voorhees was last seen in theaters hacking his way through a bundle of teenagers. Friday the 13th is the epitome of meat and potatoes slasher flicks. With Michael Myers stalking his way back to cinemas in the upcoming Halloween, one can only hope Jason isn’t too far behind him. Where we stand now is in the longest gap ever without a Friday sequel up on the big screen. News of the “13th … [Read more...]

Remember When ‘Beyond Re-Animator’ Begged You to “Move Your Dead Bones”?!

Fifteen years ago, director Brian Yuzna (Society, Bride of Re-Animator) jumped back behind the camera to helm the third film in the Re-Animator saga that he’d begun with filmmaking partner Stuart Gordon so many years ago. That film, Beyond Re-Animator, did not go on to garner the same “classic” status as the previous films. This time out, Dr. Herbert West has found himself a new batch of warm bodies for his experiments once … [Read more...]

[Listicle of Death] Five of the Biggest Genderf$!k Reveals in Horror

We’ve all seen them. They’re inescapable. Their headlines draw us like a moth to flame with their promise of economic, streamlined order. “They” are The Listicle. A collection of items in article form, listed, that serve a purpose of unifying themselves within a specific category. Sometimes they’re listed in the order of worst to best…sometimes they piss you off. One thing they all have in common? They exist as one writer’s opinion. Across the … [Read more...]

10 Horrific Horror Home Goods to Haunt Your Abode

Surely, I’m not the only one ransacking Target come November 1st of every year, wracking up on all the clearance Halloween decorations – many of which just appear to be gothic decor. Halloween be damned! The truth is, if you stray towards the daker sensibilities, it can be difficult to find items to give your home the pleasant “doom and gloom” vibe you so desperately seek. Once, I even resorted to taking the chintzy, … [Read more...]