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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 […]

Films 

5 New Free Horror Movies New To Vudu In July

Every month, Vudu, the streaming service for those codes that come in your Blu-Rays, adds movies that are free to watch with ads. Sure, it isn’t the best way to watch a movie – the ads can be a little jarring since it just cuts to them instead of having the movie fade out like […]

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Confirmation? Who Really Directed POLTERGEIST?

This week on the latest episode of Shock Waves, we were fortunate enough to be joined by WISH UPON and ANNABELLE director John Leonetti! But before he was behind the camera as a director, he was a cinematographer on a slew of well known films, including CHILD’S PLAY 3, Chuck Russell’s THE MASK, episodes of […]

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Tales From The Horror Trenches With WISH UPON Director John Leonetti On The Latest SHOCK WAVES!

The entire Shock Waves gang is back! Join Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Ryan gives us the scoop on “Slashback Video,” an upcoming immersive VHS inspired event! Movie-wise, Bekah checked out THE BONEYARD, THE UNTAMED, WISHMASTER and VIRUS. Ryan watched […]

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POLTERGEIST Star Oliver Robins Returning For CELEBRITY CRUSH!

Oliver Robins, best known for starring in AIRPLANE 2 and the original POLTERGEIST as Robbie, “the kid eaten by the tree” and “attacked by a clown,” will soon return to the screen in the up-coming thriller CELEBRITY CRUSH. Robins will star opposite actress Alissa Schneider, (PAYING MR. McGETTY) who will play a sociopathic fan obsessed […]

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Check Out This Rare 1981 Teaser for POLTERGEIST

In a previous feature, I’ve delved into the strange but fascinating phenomenon of vintage horror trailers which feature little-to-no actual footage from the films they’re designed to promote, and in some cases become strange little experimental films in themselves, shot by separate directors and often featuring music borrowed from other film scores. This trend was […]

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Happy Horror Mother’s Day!

This Sunday is the day that we celebrate moms; the women who, day after day, deal with our bullshit. For some of us, our moms worked day and night to keep us in clothes and food. For others she made countless breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. My mom bought me an art desk when I was […]

Films 

Why a Good Filmmaker Can Turn Any Concept Into a Scary Movie

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people claim a movie is great just because it has a great premise. Whether it’s “Come on! Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig are cowboys who fight aliens!” or “How could you not love a movie where the PRIDE AND PREJUDICE girls fight zombies?” Some people seem to think that […]

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Seven Great Songs That Were Ruined by Horror Movies

Music is an essential component of a horror film’s atmosphere. Without Bernard Herrmann’s atonal orchestra, PSYCHO wouldn’t be half the masterpiece that it is. But sometimes a great scary movie will drag other music into its orbit of terror besides the work of a composer. Occasionally, a pre-written song will become the soundtrack to some […]

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Five Horror Movies ALMOST Directed by Tobe Hooper

This history of the horror genre is one littered with “almosts” — those movie and director match-ups that came so close to happening, but never saw the light of day. In some alternate reality, there are movie theaters and drive-ins in the ‘80s playing Joe Dante’s HALLOWEEN III and John Carpenter’s FIRESTARTER; George Romero should […]

Real Life Scares 

The Ghosts of Pike Place Market, The Most Haunted Place In Seattle

Visiting a place and knowing that it has been reported haunted is a thrilling experience. You go there with the expectation that something— or someone— will make you jump out of your skin. The desire for confirmation of the paranormal activity is so strong that you may even begin to exaggerate your experience. However, what’s […]

Real Life Scares 

Tina Resch: The Real Life Columbus POLTERGEIST

Fourteen-year-old Tina Resch watched in horror as little Carol Anne got sucked up into her closet by an unseen force in POLTERGEIST. She saw the girl’s family fight for her until the very end, risking their lives to save their baby girl. And then, the movie was over. Tina was back to reality living with […]

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The Frightening History of Real Life Haunted Televisions

No matter how fast technology evolves, the supernatural have the disquietingly bad habit of mastering state of the art devices faster than a toddler with the latest iDevice; and in my household that’s lightning speed, parent-humiliatingly fast. Gone are the days of brushing books off of shelves, launching teacups across the room or spelling mystic messages out […]