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NSFW! It’s The RETURN TO RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH aka VOL. 2 Trailer!

Well this is long overdue! My vague memory of RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH VOL. 1 was that it originally started as one epic film which was then split into two, and that both were being filmed simultaneously! But much like with Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN 1 and 2, all efforts were focused on finishing up the first […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Fire Up the VCR for “Lost” Splatter Epic HEADLESS [NSFW]

Welcome back, brave viewers and connoisseurs of outsider cinema! I hope you enjoyed our first journey into the darkest, dankest dimensions of the horror genre — because I’m just getting started. Rest assured, it’s going to get even weirder up in here. If you recall, in my list of recent extreme-horror titles you might have […]

Films 

Ready To Join A Cult? Check Out The Trailer To ONE OF US!

Here’s a new horror feature that snuck up on us! ONE OF US, starring Christa B. Allen (REVENGE, 13 GOING ON 30), Carly Schroeder (MEAN GIRLS, GRACIE), and Derek Smith (GREY’S ANATOMY, CSI), follows a young journalist who goes undercover within a mountain commune and becomes manipulated by a cult leader. ONE OF US was […]

Comic Books Films 

An Unlikely Superhero Emerges In This Trailer To THEY CALL ME JEEG!

Sometimes, some of the most interesting and unique movies come out of left field at a film festival. So, a few weeks back when we had BEYOND THE GATES director Jackson Stewart on the Shock Waves podcast, we asked him if there were any gems for us to look out from that he caught while […]

Real Life Scares 

GRAVE ROBBING FOR MORONS: Is This Creepy VHS Footage for Real?

“This Video is for Fun.” Thus reads the unofficial cover art for this notorious half-hour video, allegedly sourced from a VHS tape in the late 1980s or early 1990s, then dubbed and re-dubbed for circulation and sale among bootleg collectors, often (literally) under the table at horror conventions and through mail-order tape trading communities. It’s […]

Films Scary Fun 

TROMA QUEENS: Celebrating the Queer Flicks of Lloyd Kaufman

I was a snarky, bespectacled, under-achieving 17-year-old in my last year of school. But I ruled that year with my posse of demented hipster teens by distributing battered VHS copies of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, THE KINDRED, lots of DEEP THROAT-era porn, cigarettes and blackcurrant cider to keep the rival gangs (er, cliques) in line. […]

Real Life Scares 

The Five Most Bizarre and Horrific Serial-Killing Groups Ever

We usually think of serial killing as a solitary vocation, practiced by loners driven by unspeakable personal demons, but sometimes groups of people come together to kill — and when they do, their motivations are fascinating. Whether they killed for pure profit, love, or some weird group madness, the five death-squads below are among the […]

Real Life Scares 

The Shocking Story of SYNANON: Drug Rehab Cult of the Damned

On March 3, 1975 Ronald Pearson and Michael Clancy stepped out of their normal lives and into a horror movie. After an afternoon flying model airplanes on a remote wooded property in Marin County, CA, the pair returned to their pick-up truck to drive home. The truck’s tires had sunk into the soft mud and […]

Films 

What a Trip: Revisiting the Mind-Blowing Epic BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW

Sci-fi is better when it’s freaky. I’m all in favor of a good, rollicking spaceship adventure (who isn’t?), but science fiction, as a genre, tends to function more naturally when it’s dealing with freaky abstracts and barely-graspable Big Ideas. The promise of the sciences, after all, is to help humanity come to a much deeper […]

Films Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Trigger Happy: The Hallucinogenic Horror of Shaye Saint John

Back up, boys and girls… this is gonna get weird. In a way, the following story fits into the pantheon of creepypasta without necessarily being labeled as one; that’s mainly because the mythos which has grown up around the utterly bizarre, surreal and morbidly fascinating character named Shaye Saint John has long since overshadowed the […]

Films 

Exclusive Clip From Roger Corman’s DEATH RACE 2050!

Of the hundreds upon hundreds of movies that Roger Corman has produced, I’m amazed that DEATH RACE 2000 is the one that spawned a franchise! It started with Paul Bartel’s 1975 film, starring a young Sylvester Stallone at the very beginning of his career. (And yes, Bartel, as in the actor you always see paired […]

Films Scary Fun 

Presenting the Ten Greatest Scream Queens of All Time!

I was lucky to be alive at the right place at the right time — and that time was the 1980s. During this decade, two very important events took place that would change my life forever. At the beginning of that decade, the VCR revolutionized home entertainment. Now, there were these cool places called video […]

Real Life Scares 

The Bizarre and Gruesome Saga of Linda Hazzard: “The Starvation Doctor”

Doctor Linda Burfield Hazzard was many things to many people: A wealthy socialite. A female doctor in a time when there were almost none. A pioneer in alternative medicine before the term had even been invented. And one of the deadliest female serial killers in history. Her murder method was as unique as her life […]