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July 28 2014

The Strain 1.03: “Gone Smooth”

Episode 3, “Gone Smooth”, opens with a truly Extreme Makeover. While sweeping classical music plays in the background, a man who most certainly isn’t a man sets to work affixing...
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July 28 2014

Tourist Trap: Mexico’s Super-Creepy Island of the Dolls

The island perches among canals south of Mexico City, and didn't start out moth-eaten, mold-covered, and terrifying... probably. The story goes that the island’s only inhabitant, Don...
July 24 2014

Erotic, Gothic, Belgian Vampires: Daughters of Darkness (1971)

Atmosphere is such an important aspect of movies. I’ve never attempted to make a film, so I can’t intelligently discuss the techniques involved in pulling off this vital part of the...
July 21 2014

The Strain 1.02: “The Box”

We pick up only hours from where we left off last week in Episode 2 “The Box”. A well-built exterminator is prepping his gear for the day like a warrior preparing for battle. As we’ve...
July 16 2014

Ringin’ Around the Rosie with Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny, and Girly (1969)

I’m part of a group of friends who have been dazzling one another with movies for decades now. We’re all cinephiles and we have similar tastes in films, yet each of us has our own individual...
July 14 2014

The Strain 1.01: Series Premiere “Night Zero”

Regis Air Flight #753 is arriving at JFK from Berlin—our first warning that, in true Guillermo del Toro fashion, creepy Germans will play a part in the unfolding horror. As the plane begins...
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June 27 2014

“Something’s Happening Out There”: Trailer for Deliver Us from Evil (And Sweepstakes!)

Deliver Us from Evil is slated to hit theaters July 2nd, and while it may seem like just another cookie-cutter horror film designed solely for teenagers looking for an excuse to get close, there...
May 21 2014

Vivisect the Director: Guillermo del Toro and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

With three technical Oscars for Pan’s Labyrinth under his belt, Guillermo del Toro returned to Hollywood with the clout necessary to finally have full creative control on a project. (It’s harder...
April 29 2014

Fresh Meat: XOM-B by Jeremy Robinson

XOM-B by Jeremy Robinson is a futuristic paranormal thriller about a unique young man with high-tech characteristics, who will find himself pursued by the world-enslaving Masters as well as masses of...
April 24 2014

Vivisect the Director: Guillermo del Toro and Blade II (2002)

After his terrible experience with Mimic, Guillermo del Toro was understandably hesitant about making another American film in Hollywood. But when he was offered the chance to helm the sequel to the...
April 17 2014

Vivisect the Director: Guillermo del Toro and The Devil’s Backbone (2001)

“What is a ghost?” It’s the question at the heart of Guillermo del Toro’s near-perfect The Devil’s Backbone, the pin that holds together the interwoven threads of...
April 16 2014

Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain to Premiere on FX in July

Set to premiere on FX in July, Guillermo del Toro's The Strain is adapted from the successful vampire trilogy written by del Toro and Chuck Hogan. The thriller will follow a team from New York...
April 9 2014

Vivisect the Director: Guillermo del Toro and Mimic (1997)

Last week, I discussed Guillermo del Toro’s 1993 debut, Cronos, and now I'm back to examine his 1997 thriller Mimic, which opens with dire circumstances: a sickness akin to a Biblical...
April 3 2014

Vivisect the Director: Guillermo del Toro and Cronos (1993)

Over the past two decades, Guillermo del Toro has more than proven himself as a master of his craft. I’ve long been an outspoken fan of his and have made it a mission to introduce as many people...
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March 24 2014

It’s a Small World: Disney Star Cast in Amityville Horror

Ah, it's that time when a young Disney Channel star makes the move from child scream queen? Many actors have a horror movie (or six) in their filmography, but the latest star to make...
December 14 2013

The Sentinel (1977): You Had Me at Gateway to Hell

The Sentinel is a movie that evaded me for decades. I love religious horror films like The Omen, The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby, and most recently This is the End. So I should have loved The Sentinel,...
December 10 2013

Cheering the Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973) with star William Smith

Roger Ebert said of Invasion of the Bee Girls, at the time of its 1973 release, “[it] is the best schlock soft-core science fiction movie since maybe The Vengeance of She." Wow. And did Ebert...
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November 11 2013

Could be Dreadful. Could Be Great.

Penny Dreadfuls were proto-pulp—lurid, sensational novels sold for a penny to Victorians who were ripe for the stuff. But if you were watching the recent Dexter finale on Showtime, you might have...
November 4 2013

Fresh Meat: Grimm-The Icy Touch by John Shirley

Grimm- The Icy Touch by John Shirley is the first book in the paranormal mystery media tie-in series based on the show, Grimm (available November 5, 2013). I can’t tell you how geeked I was...
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October 30 2013

A Horror Movie...By Wes Anderson?

Saturday Night Live survives on parody, and of course, they can't let a holiday go by without poking at least a little fun at it. So, in a Halloween short starring Edward Norton as a pretty...
October 17 2013

Under the Radar—Horror Movies You May Have Missed: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)

I love the mainstream, popular, and critically acclaimed films as much as the next person. The last thing I’d consider myself is a cinematic snob. But there are times when a truly amazing movie...
October 7 2013

Black Magic Women: Anticipating American Horror Story: Coven

The ingeniously twisted minds behind American Horror Story have released four short and scary teasers for the upcoming season, American Horror Story: Coven. Words can’t express how thrilled I...
September 30 2013

Fresh Meat: Let the Old Dreams Die by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Let the Old Dreams Die by John Ajvide Lindqvist is a horrifying and chilling short fiction anthology, translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg (available October 1, 2013). Before I started...
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September 17 2013

Shuffling Toward a New World: The Walking Dead Spin-Off

In 2015, the zombie apocalypse will expand its group of survivors with a spin-off that will be executive produced by the The Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman. AMC announced yesterday that Kirkman...
September 13 2013

Under the Radar—Horror Movies You May Have Missed: Stir of Echoes (1999)

I love the mainstream, popular, and critically acclaimed films as much as the next person. The last thing I’d consider myself is a cinematic snob. But there are times when a truly amazing movie...
September 13 2013

Friday the 13th: The Evolution of a Superstition

Most Americans have known about the superstition surrounding unlucky Friday the 13th since grade school. Some people take this superstition very seriously, refusing to fly on airplanes or even leave...
August 29 2013

Cheese and Chills: Appreciating 1959’s House on Haunted Hill

Just to be crystal clear, we’re talking about the original now. Not the slick, overblown, CGI-laden 1999 affair. Yes, we’re all about the real deal here: the half-a-century-old public domain...
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August 27 2013

The Walking Dead: Michonne is Back in Season 4...But For How Long?

In a brief clip released on AMC, we see Michonne returning to the prison astride a horse (horses can't run out of gas—smart move!). Unfortunately it's unclear if she'll be around...
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August 12 2013

The Eldritch Horror of Cthulhu Commands You...

—to consider adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Via I09 and amazing baker Sandy Yoo.
August 11 2013

Night Terrors with Dennis Hopper in Night Tide (1960)

Public libraries are havens. When in my early 20s, I spent a ridiculous amount of time in a library in the downtown part of Norfolk, Virginia. I was so poor then that I couldn’t afford to buy...