The History of Friday the 13th Comics Part 1: Topps Comics

Writer’s Note: Thanks to Katie Roe for her assistance in writing this article. It seems appropriate that it took thirteen years for the first Friday the 13th comic book to be produced, but even before Topps Comics adapted Jason Goes to Hell… Continue Reading


Clive Barker Has Such Sights to Show You: Hellraiser (1987) – 30 Years of Pleasure and Pain [Part 1 of 2]

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser came along at a time when cinematic horror desperately needed to be taken more seriously again, needing not only groundbreaking innovation, but also it needed to go beyond our limits of what we consider taboo. While the… Continue Reading


Beginning My Love Affair with Italian Genre Cinema: 40 Years of Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977)

Dario Argento’s first and best entry into his Three Mothers Trilogy, his 1977 masterpiece Suspiria, is the quintessential example of his supernatural horror work, which began my love affair with Italian genre cinema. It is a mesmerizing, virtuoso, psychological journey… Continue Reading


9 Spooky Horror Atari 2600 Games That Are Worth a Damn

The Atari 2600 isn’t known for its horror games, but quite a few were released for the system. While they may not make you leave skid marks on your Snuggie, some of them are worth checking out. Alien On the… Continue Reading


No Strings Attached: Remembering the Puppet Master Action Figure Series

Puppet Master: The Action Figure Series

Kids are weird. It’s impossible to tell what’s going to resonate with them, what they’re going to gravitate toward or what it will take to really ignite that spark of creativity—or even healthy obsession. Some people remember Street Sharks or… Continue Reading


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