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Films Music 

Throwback Video! THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Musical As Performed By Legos!

One of the great joys I had several years back during my time with FEARnet (R.I.P.) was being invited, along with the rest of the crew to go see a performance of SILENCE! THE MUSICAL in Los Angeles. With original lyrics & music by Jon Kaplan & Al Kaplan, this hilarious “unauthorized’ parody based on the Academy […]

Films 

Happy Fourth Of July! Here Are The Six Best Flag-Based Horror Movie Deaths

Happy (almost) Fourth of July, everybody! Now is the time that American genre fans turn their viewing habits toward the patriotic. Whether your Independence Day schedule includes JAWS, INDEPENDENCE DAY, or UNCLE SAM (my personal holiday preference), I hope you can all come together and enjoy this list of the six best flag-based deaths in […]

Films 

R.I.P. SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Director Jonathan Demme

We’re terribly saddened to learn this morning that Oscar winning director Jonathan Demme has died at the age of 73, losing his battle with esophageal cancer. Of course, to genre fans, he’s most well known for the film that earned him an Oscar as “best director,” THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, the second cinematic adaptation […]

Films Music 

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 […]

Films 

Did You See That? Ten Great Horror Movie Cameos

The horror film community is a small place filled with some pretty cool people who like to get together. On a recent episode of Shock Waves, Don Coscarelli told a story about quite a few of the horror greats having dinner together, that’s the kind of people these masters of the genre are; they love […]

Films 

Five Hilarious Horror Movie Blooper Reels

I’m a longtime horror fan, so there aren’t a lot of movies that faze me anymore. But when a horror flick does get under my skin, leaving me sitting on the couch with the credits rolling and a chill down my spine, there’s one thing I always do: Check to see if there’s a blooper […]

TV 

Bryan Fuller On How HANNIBAL Would Continue

Earlier this week, a new episode of the Shock Waves podcast dropped with very special guest Bryan Fuller. HANNIBAL may have only lasted 3 seasons, but the creator and showrunner definitely felt there was much more story to tell with these characters. Co-host Elric Kane had asked if he knew that Season 3’s final episode […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Why Women’s Costumes Are The Worst Part About Halloween

For most horror fanatics, Halloween is the most exciting part of our entire year. Halloween is a time of tricks, treats, and dressing up as whoever or whatever we please.  The weird thing is that for women, we are forced to be whatever or whoever we please within a very specific constraint—sexy. Now, let it be […]

Films 

Class In Session! Behold This Gorgeous 12 Minute HISTORY OF HORROR in Cinema

Ever get into an excited debate with friends and fellow movie lovers about the greatest horror movie scenes? Or try to explain the genre in your own words to someone that doesn’t “get” horror? Well Diego Carrera created this created this amazing video to guide you through 121 years worth of horror cinema! The 12 […]

Films 

5 Reasons To Upgrade And Pick Up MANHUNTER On Blu!

The legacy of Hannibal Lecter has come quite a long way from his original cinematic debut in Michael Mann’s way-ahead-of-its-time 1986 classic film. But thankfully, the rest of the world has caught up and fully embraced the characters and world created by esteemed author Thomas Harris. When NBC’s HANNIBAL wrapped its third season last year, […]

Real Life Scares 

Love With A Corpse: 5 Bizarre Real-Life Cases of Necrophilia

*Necrophilia: Sexual intercourse with or attraction towards corpses. Confession – I have a somewhat unorthodox annual tradition where I like to stay in “Bed & Breakfast” Victorian mansions in obscure locations across the United States. Back in 2013, I enjoyed a gloomy visit to the Vrooman Mansion in Bloomington, IL. My train back to Chicago […]

Films 

Horror At The Oscars! PART THREE!

Last night, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD took home 6 Academy Awards (!) for Best Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup & Hairstyling, Film Editing, and both Sound Mixing and Editing. But in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Oscar was more about madwomen than mad men. In 1988, FATAL ATTRACTION got six nominations, including Best Picture, […]

Films 

DOUBLE TAKE – MANHUNTER (1986) / RED DRAGON (2002)

To me, the key to a truly great “remake” of a pre-existing horror film is simple. Would the new update make a good double feature with the original movie? When it comes to programming a double bill, the goal is to find two movies with a similar theme that would complement each other. And there’s […]