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R.I.P. ROBOCOP, NIGHT FLIER, TWIN PEAKS Actor Miguel Ferrer

Sad news today. Various outlets are reporting that actor Miguel Ferrer has passed away. He was 61 years old. Ferrer was a regular on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, but of course genre fans grew up with him as Bob Morton from Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 quotable cult masterpiece ROBOCOP. He’s also well known for his role as Dr. […]

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Films Music 

David Bowie Made Me Love Horror

If you listen to horror podcasts like Shock Waves, there’s a question that comes up pretty often; how did you get into horror. The stories are usually similar – the person was young and their parents didn’t let them watch horror, so those movies became taboo, creating an instant connection. The exact movie that finally […]

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Films 

Is It OK To Sell Out?

Warning: Spoilers for STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE and DOCTOR STRANGE appear in this article In the long long ago, a time that some called the 1990s, it seemed like the world was all sorted out. Smart people, people way smarter than me, went so far to call it “The End of History”, meaning that, with […]

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TV 

Showtime Announces New TWIN PEAKS Premiere Date!

“That gum you like is going to come back in style!” It’s a pretty darned good time to be a TWIN PEAKS fan. We saw the vinyl release of Angelo Badalamenti’s original score for the series from Death Waltz / Mondo last year. And coming later this month, we’ll be getting the FIRE WALK WITH […]

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Music 

Feast Your Eyes On Mondo’s TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME Vinyl Release!

As I mentioned in my article showcasing my favorite vinyl releases of 2016, one of the best was the long awaited re-release of Angelo Badalamenti’s score for TWIN PEAKS, which arrived courtesy of Death Waltz Recordings and Mondo. Well, it is happening again! Mondo has just issued a press release announcing the new vinyl re-release […]

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Films TV 

SHOCK WAVES Episode 27 Part 2 – Delving Into CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE

You’ve heard us catch up on all the latest horrors in the first part of Episode 27 of the Blumhouse.com presented horror podcast Shock Waves! Well, now you’re in for another treat! In Part 2 of Shock Waves Episode 27, join your hosts Ryan Turek, Rob Galluzzo, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they go […]

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Films 

The 10 Most Underrated Horror Movies of the 1990s

Last week, we ran a list of the 10 Most Underrated Horror Movies of the 1980s. This week, we’re focusing on the 1990s with another list of often-missed and underappreciated genre gems. While only a few of these films can be found on Blu-ray, they can all be found on DVD (or can be streamed) […]

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Films 

10 MORE Criterion Recommendations

Oh, it’s that glorious time of year again! 2 months out of the year, Barnes & Noble offers the entire Criterion library for half off of the retail price. That’s not to say that Criterion titles aren’t worth the extra cash, but knowing that Barnes & Noble gives us the half off option in August […]

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Films 

Ten Horrifying Moments From the Works of David Lynch

“It’s a strange world, isn’t it?” — Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan), BLUE VELVET Yes, strange indeed… strange that I’ve never heard anyone seriously describe iconic filmmaker, artist and musician David Lynch as “a horror director.” But if you were to gauge an artist’s output by how frequently they employ certain motifs and images in their […]

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Real Life Scares Scary Fun TV 

Ten Creepy Public Service Announcements That Scared Me (Mostly) Straight

First of all, let me preface this piece by saying I’m totally in favor of the Ad Council and public service announcements (PSAs). They’re probably the only form of advertising that actually should get stuck in your head, because they often serve a useful purpose: reminding you not to do stupid shit like littering, smoking crack, burning […]

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Films 

PHANTASM Is DUNE

Two films that impacted my young teenage years were David Lynch’s DUNE and Don Coscarelli’s PHANTASM.  The more I delved into Frank Herbert’s adaptation of DUNE and reviewed the PHANTASM franchise, the more I couldn’t help but appreciate how these two brilliant works of art complement each other. I’m not the first to compare PHANTASM […]

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Films 

Fame is a Bitch From Hell: A Horror Fan’s Perspective on NEON DEMON, STARRY EYES & MULHOLLAND DRIVE

[Note: Mild spoilers and NSFW images ahead] What film buffs term “Hollywood Noir” or “Hollywood Gothic” is certainly not a new genre in itself; the concept of Tinseltown as a soulless, ravenous beast devouring the hopes and dreams of the innocent — especially young women with visions of stardom — is prime material for gothic […]

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Films Music 

Ten Classic Horror Movies That Scared Me With Sound

We’ve written a great deal about the role of a truly great musical score in crafting a memorable horror film, but today I’m going to dig a little deeper into what makes a movie sound terrifying. Along with dialogue and practical sound effects, there are often dozens of layers to a film’s sound design, and […]