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11 Insane Horror-Themed Pornos That Actually Exist [NSFW]

We’ve all hunkered down to the classics: EDWARD PENISHANDS, WET DREAM ON ELM STREET, THE XXXORCIST, SCREAM XXX: A PORN PARODY, or perhaps THE BARE WENCH PROJECT. When it comes to porn parodies, your options are pretty much limitless, as the porn parody has become a cottage industry unto itself — and that includes, of […]

Films 

The Unironic Virtues of MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE

In 1966, a fertilizer salesman named Harold P. Warren sat down in a coffee shop in El Paso, TX to have a warm and friendly klatch with a screenwriter friend named Stirling Silliphant. Warren, a sometimes actor who worked a lot in local theatrical productions, had met Silliphant while working as an extra on the […]

Films 

STORMSWEPT: The Line When Horror Becomes Porn

Blockbuster Video once stood astride the home video market like the Colossus of Rhodes. In the mid 1990s, if you wanted to see a film after its theatrical release, then you had little choice but to visit a Blockbuster Video. It’s where many people began their film education and where the masses went to check out […]

Films 

Rare Clips from Hitchcock’s Unmade Found-Footage Project KALEIDOSCOPE

It may come as a surprise that Alfred Hitchcock — one of the world’s most respected filmmakers, widely considered “The Master of Suspense” — sometimes had great difficulty getting a new film project off the ground. Although we all know about his successes (PSYCHO, THE BIRDS, REAR WINDOW, VERTIGO, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, NOTORIOUS, REBECCA, and […]

Films 

Satan as a Feminist Instrument: Exploring THE LORDS OF SALEM

I don’t need to tell Blumhouse readers that Rob Zombie has had a textured and fascinating career. Rob first rose to fame as frontman for well-regarded metal band White Zombie in the 1980s and ’90s, and began mixing techno with metal as part of a well-regarded solo career that spans nearly 20 years and six […]

Films 

The Weirdest Reasons Films Have Been Banned Around the World

Sorry to break it to you, dear reader, but all art is political. Historically, even the most innocuous forms of popular artistic design have, at one point or another, been the subject of suspicious government scrutiny. And while books and printed materials have been, on terms of volume, the central focus of most politically-backed censorship […]

Films 

Why KILLER CONDOM is Actually an Important Movie… No, Seriously

Sexual anxiety is a common theme in horror. There have been many, many great horror films over the ages to tackle humanity’s ongoing relationship with our own libidinous urges, and every nation has had a chance to weigh in on whatever sexual hysteria exists in their own culture. [Check out this earlier feature for a […]

The Unsettling Awesomeness of Katherine Dunn’s GEEK LOVE

Freak shows first began to come into the public eye as early as the 16th century, when people with unusual, deformed, or extreme body types would be displayed for royalty as objects of curiosity and medical intrigue. The tradition of the freak show continued to centuries, and they became a staple of traveling circuses, offering […]

Films 

The Insanity That Is TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION

Here’s a question for the philosophers and art critics: If an artist sets out to make something that is deliberately terrible, and they succeed… have they really succeeded? It was 1996. I was a mere 18 years old. I was going to college in Tacoma, WA, and I was slowly becoming a movie obsessive. A […]

Comic Books Films 

What Happened to All the Horror Superheroes?

From about 2010 through 2015, audiences could rely on the regular appearance of sternly-worded editorials from just about every entertainment journalism outlet that the superhero film trend – that unstoppable pop culture steamroller – was on the verge of collapse. The editorialists, likely operating from a place of healthy blockbuster fatigue, kept on pointing out […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Donors Wanted! Remembering That Cannibal Restaurant in Germany [NSFW]

Cannibalism is, to make light of it, perhaps the silliest of all taboos. There is something absurd about the thought of eating another person. At one moment, they are an intelligent and well-spoken peer, full of thoughts and emotions, and the next, they are mixed into your morning waffles. Does anyone else giggle at that […]

Films Music 

Red Bats with Teeth: The Awesome Soundtrack of LOST HIGHWAY

One could easily guess my age by how often I vaunt the 1990s as the height of all popular culture. To remove any ambiguity, I’ll save you the estimations: I was born in 1978. And while I admit I can be overzealous about the decade of my formative years (I turned 16 in 1994), I […]

Films 

Why Are Guns So Seldom Used in Horror Movies?

Have you ever noticed that killers in horror movies almost never use guns? They wield knives, machetes, axes, spears, harpoons, pitchforks, chainsaws, meathooks, finger-blades, chains, ropes, tree branches, human bones, sledgehammers, scythes, drills, scissors, cleavers, forks, corkscrews, nails, glass shards, skewers, razor wire, wood chippers, claws, teeth, talons, beaks, proboscises, acid, electrical wires, workout equipment, […]