New Line Cinema will bring Freddy Krueger back in another ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’ remake You almost feel bad for New Line Cinema, which owes its very existence to Freddy Krueger—the original NIGHTMARE back in 1984 put the studio on the map. They recognize the sense in making further Nightmare pictures, as Krueger is… Continue reading ANOTHER Nightmare on Elm Street reboot?!
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A fugitive has been arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a Washington state newspaper that ran a story about a low-budget horror movie. Of all the rotten luck! Small-time actor and bank robber Jason Strange (no relation to Glenn Strange, who played Frankenstein’s monster) was trying to further his… Continue reading Busted! Fugitive who appears in Horror movie gets pinched!
If you think this tree looks amazing, you should know it is also a scientific marvel. Popular fiction is always warning us about the dangers of scientific overreaching and genetic manipulation, and rightly so; part of the function of popular fiction, and Horror in particular, is to caution us against potential threats of our own… Continue reading Meet Franken-tree!
Kazakhstani officials says they have an explanation for a mysterious epidemic of sleeping sickness: carbon monoxide drifting out of a nearby uranium mine. This, like so many articles I come across, sounds like the premise for a movie, or maybe the next video game in the vein of SILENT HILL (which ended up BECOMING a… Continue reading The Town That Couldn’t Wait Till Sundown (To Fall Asleep)
THE GALLOWS is aptly titled, as it demonstrates how filmmakers who have a perfectly serviceable idea can hang themselves with one fatally wrongheaded decision. Seriously, ya’ll, this “found footage” thing has got to stop. It was a nifty idea at first, when THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT did it back in 1999 (and even more trendy… Continue reading Found Footage Fatigue
SHARK WEEK, television’s longest running must-see summer TV event, returns to Discovery Channel in 2015 for its 28th year with another summer of shark-filled specials! It’s the danger that fascinates. The horror of it. The prospect of being eaten alive. If the ocean, deep, impenetrable, hiding unknown threats in its depths, represents the human unconscious,… Continue reading Oh the Shark has…all the teeth, dear…
Whether you’re a collector, connoisseur or simply making your love of horror a family affair, these petrifying playthings are likely to impress even the most heartless horror fan. So if you’re searching for a ghoulish gift, look no further… Geeks never outgrow their toys. And Horror geeks tend to be the most geekiest of all… Continue reading Add these to your collection . . . if you dare!
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. Own it 8/14 on Blu-ray & DVD Scientists who study sharks, marine conservationists and people who just think sharks are cool and don’t want to see… Continue reading 40 years later, JAWS is still King of the Sea
We get pleasure from unpleasurable emotions–how? why? Why Horror? For my first post dedicated to the genre, I thought it fitting that I examine this perpetually arising question. All Horror buffs have had it asked of us at one time or another. We’re all familiar with that tone of voice, and that LOOK. That faint… Continue reading HORROR: Why We Gots Ta Have It
A newly published list of “American Horror Story: Hotel” actors and characters revealed several returning stars, including Finn Wittrock, Lily Rabe, Angela Bassett, Denis O’Hare and Michael Chiklis. Well, I gotta say y’all, I’m kind of disappointed about Kathy Bates’ being someone’s “agent” –sure, she’s a publicist for Janis Joplin, but I mean… ugh. I… Continue reading American Horror Story: Hotel – Big Character/Cast List Finally Released