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Remembering Tobe Hooper: Much More Than the MASSACRE

I don’t need to tell you how much influential filmmaker William Tobe Hooper changed the entire landscape of horror cinema with his 1974 feature THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE… nor do I need to tell you how much we’re all feeling the pain of this devastating loss to movie history. It’s bad enough we’re still […]

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Sneak Peek At The Bonus Features For Arrow Video’s PSYCHO II Blu-Ray!

For our U.K. based readers, you’re in for a treat. On July 31st, Arrow Video will be releasing a brand new Blu-Ray collector’s edition of PSYCHO II, Richard Franklin’s excellent sequel to the Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece! This isn’t the first time it’s been available on home video, but this version will definitely boast the largest amount […]

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In Honor of George A. Romero, Check Out This “Masters of Horror” Documentary Segment

We’re all still reeling over the loss of George A. Romero. The man changed the face of cinema and pop culture with NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, which continues to have a huge influence on popular culture to this day. And as I mentioned on my personal Facebook page, as young budding horror fans, first we […]

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John Carpenter Signs on to Co-Produce TWO New Horror TV Series!

The Blumhouse team is already beyond thrilled to be involved in the return of genre legend John Carpenter to the HALLOWEEN film franchise, but today fans of the beloved filmmaker, author and musician have even more cause for celebration. It’s just been announced that Carpenter will also be returning to horror-themed television — for the first […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Writers David Bond & Scott Swan Are Changing the Rules of Horror

The mission of this column is to challenge your definitions of horror film — and even the nature of cinema itself as a transgressive art form. That means not only shining a light on disturbing, challenging productions operating deep beneath the surface of what we consider mainstream [here are six prime examples], but also offering […]

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Five Filmmakers You Didn’t Know Were Masters of Horror!

While there are cinematic greats in every genre, there’s nothing quite like the relationship between horror fans and the “Masters of Horror” — filmmakers who have remained loyal to the genre throughout their prolific careers, churning out memorably macabre movies that helped shape the fandom and identities of fright fans around the world. In return, […]

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Hail To The King, Baby! Trailer For Larry Cohen Documentary KING COHEN Is Here!

If you look over the filmography of screenwriter and established director Larry Cohen over on IMDB, it’s fairly obvious that there’s no one else like him. This is the guy that gave us the satirical horror flick THE STUFF, directed a mutant killer baby franchise with IT’S ALIVE, penned the scripts for the rampages of […]

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Ranking the Genre Films of John Carpenter — From Worst to First!

If you’re already visiting this site, it’s a foregone conclusion that you’re familiar with the filmography of John Carpenter — one of the most revered and familiar names in genre cinema. While we’ve been experiencing something of a Carpenter Renaissance lately, thanks to the recent surge in the multi-talented artist’s music career and John’s surprising […]

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School’s In Session! Mick Garris Interviews Joe Dante For POST MORTEM!

I love filmmaker interviews. But they’re even better when it’s one friend and colleague from the horror genre chatting with another. No one does it better than Mick Garris, the creator of the “Masters Of Horror” series, and director behind several Stephen King adaptations, and most recently on television shows such as DEAD OF SUMMER, RAVENSWOOD […]

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The Banned MASTERS OF HORROR Episode: Looking Back at Takashi Miike’s IMPRINT

In 2006, I was working at Fangoria Magazine, and each week the staff waited with excited glee for new episodes of MASTERS OF HORROR. This anthology show, conceived by director Mick Garris, allowed legendary horror filmmakers to craft their own one hour stand-alone stories. Some of the episodes were amazing and some not so much, […]

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Tobe on TV: The Television Horrors of Tobe Hooper

With the 1979 made-for-TV movie SALEM’S LOT finally making its long-overdue bow on Blu-ray, there’s never been a better time to look back at the long and prolific television career of director Tobe Hooper, a legendary but oft-maligned filmmaker who just happens to be one of my all-time favorites. None of the original “Masters of […]

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In Defense of Tobe Hooper’s THE MANGLER

Director Tobe Hooper comes from a generation of genre filmmakers commonly referred to as the Masters of Horror. His name is often listed alongside his peers Wes Craven, John Carpenter, George Romero, Joe Dante, and John Landis as one of the most significant of all horror directors. The horror community will forever be in his […]

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Remembering Showtime’s MASTERS OF HORROR: Season Two

Ah ha! Victory is mine — I have successfully binge-watched every episode of MASTERS OF HORROR in two weeks’ time. When we last discussed MOH, we examined possible reasons people might have overlooked the quality of this show. I found both seasons to be enjoyable and grisly, though with a few episodes that weren’t for me scattered […]