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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Films 

Reflecting on Wes Craven’s THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, 25 Years Later

It was 1991, I was 11 years old and anxious, even sitting next to my father. Thanks to the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET films, I was familiar with Wes Craven’s work to a certain extent, and that familiarity was precisely what had me on edge. In a matter of moments Craven’s new film, THE PEOPLE […]

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Scary Fun video games 

Revisiting the Classic Horror PC Game THE 7TH GUEST

Old Man Stauf built a house and filled it with his toys. Six Guests were invited one night, their screams the only noise. Blood in the Library, blood right up the hall, Dripping down the attic stairs, “Hey Guests!, try not to fall.” Nobody came out that night. Not one was ever seen. But Old […]

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Films 

The Suburban Nightmares of Todd Solondz

Todd Solondz is largely considered an infamous and controversial filmmaker. During his career, the writer-director has enjoyed pulling back the twitching curtain on the quintessential suburban facade, revealing a gallery of the grotesque hidden behind the pristine picket fences, innocuous bake sales, pleasant PTA meetings and seemingly well-adjusted American families. The director has delved into […]

SAITAMA, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 17: Men in chemical protection suits carry an injured person during a joint anti-terrorism drill conducted by Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, Police and Fire Department at Onomiya Station on November 17, 2005 in Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, North of Tokyo, Japan. The drill conducted amid increased terrorism concerns was based on the scenario of a sarin nerve gas attack at a station. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

Real Life Scares 

The 5 Most Dangerous Cult Leaders from Around the World

With television and news websites streaming daily acts of violence from across the globe, it’s easy for international audiences to get desensitized to the violence they see. But cult leaders have always held a fascination for the public because they take that violence to the next level. Often, the most charismatic and sadistic cult leaders […]

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Films 

Dread Central’s “DreadVision” Presents 30th Anniversary Screening of NIGHT OF THE CREEPS!

Some of you out there might remember the days when the only way to see a new horror film was to cross your fingers and hope it reached a theater within driving distance of your house… but even if that was before your time, I’m sure you understand the thrill of watching your childhood favorites […]

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Films 

ATTN LA: See DOOMSDAY This Friday Night with Neil Marshall!

Those of us that live in Los Angeles are so fortunate to have so many revival theaters that program great horror and cult movies on a regular basis. Our friends over at the Cinefamily that host Friday Night Frights always know how to entice us. Case in point: this upcoming Friday’s late night screening. On November […]

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Films 

It’s Time To Revisit BUBBA HO-TEP; Here Are 6 Reasons Why

If ever there was a film that deserved it’s “cult” status, it’d have to be BUBBA HO-TEP; an independent movie based on a short story by Joe Lansdale, adapted for the screen by the director of PHANTASM and staring that EVIL DEAD guy as an aging Elvis Presley, only he’s the real Elvis. Add to […]

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Films Music 

What THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is Really About

The slow, steady mainstreaming of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is nearly complete. On October 20, Kenny Ortega’s new TV version of the infamous cult musical took to the airwaves on regular network television [read Alyse Wax’s comparison of the two productions here], proving that the out-of-the-way subversive grindhouse playground which the movie used to inhabit […]