Films Scary Fun 

The 10 Greatest “Made for TV” Horror Movies of All Time

There are an abundance of us who tend to skip made-for-television pics because we’re leery of watered down chills, but history has gifted us a few amazing small screen creep-outs, and it’s time we acknowledged them. If you’re reading this you’ve probably seen more bad than good, so we’re not going to dole out praise […]

Films Scary Fun 

The Scariest Horror Movies of the 1940s

Over the past few weeks, I curated several lists of the scariest films from each decade. I began my selections with the 1950s simply because it allowed me to space the decades throughout the month of October. But readers soon lamented that I had not traveled back to the 1940s. So, I’m now journeying back […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Gregory Burkart Explains Why This is the Scariest Movie Teaser of All Time

You might find this hard to believe, but… when I was a kid, I was too scared to even think about watching a horror movie. Any horror movie. It’s not like I wasn’t morbidly fascinated with monsters and maniacs; it’s an odd quirk of human nature that we tend to become obsessed with the things […]

Films Scary Fun 

10 Reasons I Have a Deep Love & Fear of Aquatic Horror

I have always had both a profound fascination with and extreme fear of deep water. I trace this back to my childhood growing up along the Shenandoah River in Virginia. My family never thought twice about swimming in the river. But silently in my mind, I always had the “JAWS” fear. Could a shark or […]


The Scariest Ventriloquist’s Dummy Ever: 1945’s DEAD OF NIGHT!

A few years ago, I was teaching a Horror Film History class at Hunter College, and I was searching for a film to show my students that was from the 1940’s. Because of the decency codes during this time and the war in Europe, most of the films became a tad drier and more moral […]