Oct 092014
 
Three Hilarious, Awkward Moments in Slasher Movie History

In 1978, John Carpenter released an independent horror movie titled Halloween. Stylish, creepy, and original, Halloween terrorized audiences and packed movie theaters for several months, the popularity fueled largely by word of mouth. Halloween became one of the most successful independent movies ever released, and the slasher era was born. Riding the coattails of John […]

Oct 012014
 

The crossover between fans of horror fiction and heavy metal music is significant and always will be. The same rush that one gets from the suspenseful passages of Stephen King’s IT can also be experienced in a dark riff. The same rebellious energy which drives us to raise the horns also seeks the escapist thrill […]

Sep 282014
 
The Shining: Stephen King vs Stanley Kubrick

Today we take the gloves off. The Shining (Stephen King, 1977) is largely considered one of the most frightening novels ever written. The Shining (Director Stanley Kubrick, 1980) is certainly one of the scariest movies ever made, a classic chiller from one of the great eras in horror movie history. But that is where the […]

Sep 272014
 
Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

The slasher film sub-genre was inundated with self-awareness films, beginning with the clever SCREAM (Wes Craven, 1996), and continuing with several less inspirational knock offs post 1996. While such self-awareness provided a moment of fun for long time slasher movie fans, few movies have shown a willingness to return to the roots and spirit of […]

Sep 262014
 
Storberry - 4 out of 5 Stars from Horror Novel Reviews

Horror Novel Reviews weighed in on Storberry today, giving it 4 out of 5 stars! From the review – “There was something in the way he stood back, like a wolf in sheepskin who didn’t want the flock to notice the zipper.”  Just a taste of why I enjoyed Dan Padavona’s, Storberry.  The prose is […]