For those of you who aren’t aware, October 9th is a very special day. A sacred day, even. For you see, it is the birthday of my best friend (tied … Continue Reading The 4th Annual Scare Crow Film Festival!
I don’t know if this is a controversial position — or, ugh, a “hot take,” one of the worst things about the internet at the moment — but it has … Continue Reading An Open Letter to the Horror Community — And All Other Fandoms, For That Matter
The term “cult movie” has probably never been as widely used as it is now, yet doing something as simple as googling the term “cult movies” will yield such an … Continue Reading So Just What Exactly Is a Cult Movie Anyway?
Imagine, for a moment, a person who eats almost exclusively fast food. Ignoring the health risks of such a diet, is there anything inherently wrong about this decision? No, not … Continue Reading The Populist Problem in Movie Discourse
I’m Not Gonna Debate You, Jerry: Why the Idea of Objectivity in Film Discourse Should Be Put in the Woodchipper
I sometimes wonder if these people even truly like watching movies or if they derive more pleasure and satisfaction from smugly believing they’ve won a debate with someone on Twitter and movies are merely a convenient subject for them.
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
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
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 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
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
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
Horror fans are a more diverse bunch than people give us credit for. Listing off the different subgenres of horror would not be unlike Bubba talking about shrimp in Forrest … Continue Reading 13 Horror Movies Every Goth Should See