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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 […]

Films 

Five Slasher Movies That Roger Ebert Actually Liked

Anybody who has read any amount of horror film criticism probably knows how much the legendary Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert hated slasher movies. He dubbed them “Dead Teenager” movies, and constantly criticized their immoral attitudes and slipshod construction. In fact, Ebert and his longtime TV co-host Gene Siskel engaged in a misguided anti-slasher […]

Films 

Special BONUS Episode Of The INSIDE PSYCHO Podcast Drops!

Attention fans of Norman Bates and Alfred Hitchcock – did you have a chance to check out the excellent 6 episode podcast series INSIDE PSYCHO, which we first told you about right here? Brought to you by Wondery, and hosted by Mark Ramsey, the series covers the entire history and inspiration behind the making-of Hitchcock’s […]

Films 

The Power Of Expectation: New Video Series Breaks Down PSYCHO!

When it comes to horror history, I love analytical videos and essays that break down the classics! The You Tube page Splendid Dimensions have just launched their first in a series of proposed videos that will shine the spotlight on specific cinema classics. And what better movie to focus on for their premiere than Alfred […]

Films 

In Light of GLASS, Here Are Five Realistic Horror Crossovers We’d Love to See

M. Night Shyamalan is preparing to make a cinematic decision that is going to open floodgates, new fans pouring in at an uncontrollable rate, while those of us who’ve spent a great number of years following Shyamalan’s work still stand confidently behind the man. Today may be the very best time to climb back on […]

Toys 

The 10 Best Cinematic Living Dead Dolls

Mezco’s Living Dead Dolls continue to grow, including these brilliant and disturbing takes on film favorites. For as long as anyone can remember, kids have played with small, sometimes cuddly toy takes on humans. And since then, these playthings have offered plenty of scare potential for anyone who’s stumbled across those beady black eyes in […]

Films 

THE BIRDS is Alfred Hitchcock’s Best Horror Movie

THE BIRDS is a pea soup horror movie – you either love it or you hate it. There’s no in between. But if you’re in the “hate it” camp, I’m here to help swing your pendulum the other way. Because THE BIRDS is Alfred Hitchcock’s best horror movie. Now, before you start scrolling to the bottom […]

Films 

6 Things I Learned While Moderating The PSYCHO Remake Commentary!

PSYCHO is unarguably a masterpiece, both in the filmography of Alfred Hitchcock, but also in horror & cinema history. And so, who would have the nerve to remake something considered a classic? Nowadays, it doesn’t seem like a big deal. BATES MOTEL recently wrapped it’s fifth and final season, and provided Norman Bates fans with […]

Films 

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 

Trailer Premiere: This BESETMENT Trailer Does Its Own Riff On PSYCHO

So, here’s a new horror flick coming later this year from Uncork’d Entertainment that seems to have a bit of a PSYCHO vibe to it. Except in this version, it looks like the “Mother” is alive and well! Coming to VOD this June 6th, here is the trailer premiere for Brad Douglas’s BESETMENT! Uncork’d Entertainment […]

Films 

Rare Clips from Hitchcock’s Unmade Found-Footage Project KALEIDOSCOPE

It may come as a surprise that Alfred Hitchcock — one of the world’s most respected filmmakers, widely considered “The Master of Suspense” — sometimes had great difficulty getting a new film project off the ground. Although we all know about his successes (PSYCHO, THE BIRDS, REAR WINDOW, VERTIGO, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, NOTORIOUS, REBECCA, and […]

TV 

How BATES MOTEL Restored The PSYCHO “Legacy”

There was a very distinct reason I took it upon myself, with no actual filmmaking experience, to make THE PSYCHO LEGACY documentary. And the finale for A&E’s hit series BATES MOTEL solidified that reason. Plain and simple, I wanted the PSYCHO “legacy” to continue and I feared that, at the time that I started it, […]

TV 

The Finale of BATES MOTEL: A Eulogy

***Spoiler Alert! Do not read this is you have not watched the series finale of BATES MOTEL*** This is the third eulogy I’ve had to write for a genre show this season (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and GRIMM were before this). But this one is hard for me. I loved BATES MOTEL. Like everyone else, I wasn’t sure […]