Retrospective: Attention DC Readers: Where Do We Go Now?

????Never let it be said that we’re not a fan’s website! With two killer retrospectives under his belt, our newest Dread Central scribe, Chris Haberman, is looking to find out what YOU want to see next! So take a second and let him know! In return for your input we may even send you out some free swag to go along with our undying gratitude.

Read on for a note from Chris:

“Sometimes life turns a trick or two on you, and that’s fine. It’s okay to wake up some days and feel like eating two kiwis (my wife calls them “gorilla nuts”) and a half a ham sandwich, drinking two beers and a fresh pot of coffee, and writing your heart out. I read somewhere once that Hunter S. Thompson enjoyed a large breakfast – I understand and encourage others to indulge their mornings. Have your alone time and savor it, unless you feel differently … like I do today.

Other days, you wake up and want to lurk the streets with a weed whacker and a filthy cigar jammed in the left side of your mouth. It’s true; if you’re really feeling vengeful, the weed whacker is the way to go. Your victim is guaranteed not just the injury, but a long and painful ordeal with the police and emergency personnel that come to cart them away. This is how I feel during mornings where I want to revisit a film and cannot – cannot – decide which one I’d love to spend hours with. Walking around my home library is a luxury, but a cursed one. Some of you may understand this insane notion.

When mornings like this happen, I may or may not watch a horror film and consider my options. But what kind? One of those beautiful things that work so well over breakfast: Critters 2, Creepshow 2, Jaws 2, Friday the 13th Part 2, The Ebola Syndrome? No … none of those will do. So what now?

A large part of me wants to discuss Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part III. Another can’t stop considering the original It’s Alive. Or maybe that unwarranted rendition of Frankenstein starring Carrie Fisher (Jesus, that VHS artwork is so fantastic)? Night of the Demon from 1980? Frozen Terror? Fright Night II? Monster Dog? Return of the Living Dead Part II? Deadtime Stories? I CAN’T TAKE IT.

This is a Call to All. Apologies to those who disagree with my tactics, but the next retrospective will be a joint effort – help me choose this next high-powered adventure into yesterday, so we can try to better understand what evil was trying to poison us at the time and continues to turn our blood a rich black today.

Many thanks for your assistance,

Chris Haberman — Who may or may not send an e-mail to get the address of the person he’d like to send a present to for his or her suggestions in the comment section below.”

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  • James Coker

    AGAIN!! NIGHT OF THE DEMON FROM 1980!!!! my fellow Horror Bretheren you all need to know about this little seen “amazing” Gory as fuck Bigfoot film

    • zombarah

      I want Amityville 4!!!! It’s terrible, terrible and wonderful all at the same time. If there ever were a writer to tackle Saturday-Morning-Horror like Amityville 4, it’s Chris. I am just dying to hear what he has to say about a possessed LAMP!

      Come on….you know you want to write about a possessed lamp……

  • James Coker

    Night of the demon from 1980!! PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD Night of the demon from 1980!! Horror fans need to know about this “Amazing” Bigfoot film

  • Floydian Trip

    Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining

    Why was it the only movie to ever scare the living shit out of me when my Dad took me to see it and why do I still have a hard time watching it to this day? Some days I turn it on, hear that opening score and shut it off not able to watch it. Those little girls are way more frightening then any J-horror and the bar scene leading into the bathroom scene with Grady makes me feel like I’m on drugs.



  • frank_dracman

    Do the sexiest Return of the Living Dead movie of them all, part 3! I’d think there is more to talk about with 3 than 2, plus you could bring up Melinda Clarke’s other great movie, Killer Tongue.

    The Unnameable is a good choice too.

    And I’m a big Re-Animator fan…

  • PelusaMG

    Some of my choices would be:

    “The Exterminator”
    “Salem’s Lot” (Original, with David “Don’t Give Up On Us” Soul)
    “The Kindred”
    “The Unnamable”

    • Vanvance1

      I used to have a ‘The Kindred’ movie poster.

      If only the flick had lived up to that monster in the baby bottle imagery.

      • FireRam

        I remember seeing the movie(VHS) on the shelf of a video store. It was that image that made me pick up the movie for rent!!

  • Vanvance1

    A few underrated, under appreciated films.

    ‘Motel Hell’ (might be news to some).

    Lewis Gilbert’s ‘Haunted’ based on the Herbert novel.

    ‘The Gravedancers’ which I feel deserves cult status.

    ‘Xtro’ to set us up for the upcoming sequel.