The Nightmare During Christmas marches on with our first featured article by a guest contributor! This review of the 2004 Halloween-themed slasher Satan’s Little Helper comes courtesy of Jessica from … Continue Reading Why ‘Satan’s Little Helper’ Should Be Part of Your Annual Halloween Lineup
When I was six years old, my school held a Halloween costume contest whose result might have helped to shape my future taste. All of the students assembled in the … Continue Reading The Halloween Costume Contest, or: In Defense of “So Bad It’s Good” Movies
This article is part of The Nightmare During Christmas series. If you’re not caught up on what this series is about, please read the introduction article here. Ah, November 1st. … Continue Reading 92 Days of Halloween: The First 31 (Part 1)
I haven’t written anything for this site in a while, and I apologize. That being said, like Jason Voorhees to a group of horny camp counselors, I feel as though … Continue Reading Welcome to The Nightmare During Christmas: Two Full Months of Halloween
“In England, I’m a horror movie director. In Germany, I’m a filmmaker. In the U.S., I’m a bum.” John Carpenter once said that about how he’s perceived in different countries. … Continue Reading John Carpenter’s America
Whether there is actually a renaissance of interest in Baywatch that is leading to its reevaluation as a time capsule masterpiece of campy junk food television or if that’s just … Continue Reading Baywatch: ’90s Trash TV Reevaluated as Cult Oddity
I thought I would try something a little different around here. You may have noticed in my writing here that I’m quite fond of Italian genre movies of the ’60s … Continue Reading A Musical Tribute to Italian Genre Movies of the ‘60s and ‘70s
It seems like every time a horror movie happens to become a hit with film critics, they always have to make it a point to say that it’s “a horror … Continue Reading Horror Movies with Brains (Literally): A History of Killer Brain Movies
Among killer animal movies, sharks tend to get the lion’s share (or shark’s share?) of the attention. Sharksploitation has been a full-fledged genre for a long time now, even predating … Continue Reading A History of Crocsploitation (Crocodile and Alligator Movies, That Is)
I recently had the honor and pleasure of guest starring on the amazing Pairing Podcast to talk about movies with prominent cat characters. Listen to it here or find it on pretty … Continue Reading A Very Special Podcast Appearance!
I know that the outside world thinks it’s baffling and in some ways hilarious that there are so many different subgenres of metal when to their ears it all sounds … Continue Reading A Simple Breakdown of Metal Subgenres
This is the time of year when it seems all the people who are really passionate about movies put forth their top 10 lists and superlatives to honor what they … Continue Reading The 1st Annual Mondo Vulgare Movie Awards!
The degree of its vulgarity is ever wavering, but to the critical establishment, “horror” is still a dirty word. Skim through even most positive reviews of recent horror films published … Continue Reading On Critics and Horror
“…the whole world’s my hiding place. I can stand there amongst them in the day or night and laugh at them.” -Jack Griffin, The Invisible Man (1933) The Invisible Man … Continue Reading The Invisible Man on the Internet
Troma’s 1984 cult classic The Toxic Avenger is notorious for its cartoonishly extreme violence (including a little boy’s head being crushed by a car), abundance of sex and nudity, onslaught … Continue Reading 8 ’80s Horror Movies That Should Have Inspired Saturday Morning Cartoons
Despite the fact that I’d never seen any of the Universal Monster movies as a kid, I devoted four consecutive Halloweens to them. I was obsessed with monsters, and obviously … Continue Reading My Halloween History