Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (A Retrospective)

Friday 5

Release Date: March 22, 1985 Starring: John Shepard, Corey Feldman, Melanie Kinnaman, Shavar Ross, Marco St. John, Dick Wieand, Richard Young, Tiffany Helm, Juliette Cummins, Carol Locatell, Ron Sloan, Debi Sue Voorhees, and Tom Morga. Directed by: Danny Steinmann Synopsis:… Continue Reading


Life Is a Game So Fight for Survival: A Look Back at Battle Royale

This weekend marked the release of The Belko Experiment, the long-awaited collaboration between genre stalwarts James Gunn and Greg McLean which pits a group of office workers in a scenario where they’re forced to kill each other at the behest a… Continue Reading


A Descent into Hell: Angel Heart (1987) – A 30th Anniversary Retrospective

Written and directed by British maverick filmmaker Alan Parker and adapted from the novel Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg, Angel Heart is a mystery pastiche of hardboiled film noir and psychological supernatural occult horror, a hybrid of Chandler-esque detective story… Continue Reading


Prometheus: A Weird and Wonderful Sci-Fi Horror

Ridley Scott's Prometheus

The new Alien: Covenant trailer was met with understandable applause upon release. Part of the reason for this is completely by design. Following the lukewarm fan and critical reaction to Prometheus and the newer elements of the mythology it introduced,… Continue Reading


Recollecting The Crimson Rivers, a Seemingly Forgotten French Horror/Thriller

For a while there, French horror was the big thing. We horror fans were getting genre flicks that were so gruesome and grotesque, it almost boggled the mind. Films like Inside, Frontier(s), Trouble Every Day, and the like were shocking… Continue Reading


Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Is an Undervalued Sequel

Halloween 4

As a Halloween fan – heck, as a horror fan – I was as excited as everyone else upon hearing last week’s announcement that we’re getting another dose of Michael Myers and his iconic mask. That excitement increased further upon the realization… Continue Reading


The Horror of David Lynch: 5 Great Films and Moments

Visionary director David Lynch is renowned for his surreal films

Upon asking the question of whether David Lynch is one of horror’s greatest filmmakers, some of you may say, “Of course he is; isn’t that an accepted fact?” Well, that’s not completely true. Lynch is undoubtedly responsible for some of… Continue Reading


Before the Blood Wars Part 4: Awakening in a Strange Land

Kate Beckinsale slips back into the leather catsuit and corset with Underworld: Awakening. So confident was Sony about her return that they stacked the production with an incredible $70 million budget. For number four, the franchise’s most essential participant was… Continue Reading


Before the Blood Wars Part 3: Lycans Ruled the Underworld

Not to get too far into the weeds with this stuff (too late, I know), but there’s a distinction between Underworld’s two major conflicts. The “Vampire-Werewolf War” (glimpsed at the start of Underworld: Evolution) signifies vampire Marcus’ crusade against his… Continue Reading


Before the Blood Wars Part 2: The Evolution of a Franchise

Underworld

Underworld: Evolution begins the franchise’s contradictory tradition of improving on its predecessor while conversely regressing. Written and directed by those responsible for the original (Kevin Grevioux is absent from the story credit, leaving it to Danny McBride and director Len Wiseman),… Continue Reading