An American Werewolf in London (1981) screenshot

Horror Reimagined – Remake it or Don’t?

The Key Elements  The last words of the infamous godfather of horror, Edgar Allen Poe, were, “Lord, help my poor soul.” No director should feel that way going into a film project, especially a horror remake. So, defining which key elements to extract for a reimagined horror film is consideration … Continue reading

Horror Remakes – Magnificent or Shameful?

The Horror Remake Code of Conduct Horror remakes can provoke a considerable amount of eyebrow-raising. The critical fallout of a modern horror remake can be a swift brutal blow to the director, actors, and studio. It can end the movie’s run within a week of opening. The original black and … Continue reading

The Shining (1980), at a Drive-In

Drive-in Horror part II: After Midnight

Drive-In Horror After Midnight It was hard enough to fool our parents; making them believe we were going to the mall to see an ‘approved” movie. Even harder was figuring out how to go to the drive-in horror after midnight. How to sneak back into the house undetected around 3:00 … Continue reading

Halloween (1978)

🎃Halloween Horror Warriors Viewing Guide 2021

It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare. Are you a Halloween horror warrior? Everyone Halloween lover craves getting scared. And loves horror movies! Halloween warriors are also highly subjective towards the genre. Especially to what makes a horror film great. For some, it’s the perfect blend of scared witless, … Continue reading

Drive-in Movie Theater Showing Halloween

Horror at The Drive-In Movie Theater

Horror at the Drive-in Movie Theater. As a teenager in the 80s, I spent many long, summer afternoons plotting with friends to meet up and spend an evening at the movies. And I spent many nights watching horror under the stars at the drive-in Movie theater. To meet up and … Continue reading

Creepshow (1982)

Comedy Horror: LOL! You’re Killing Me!

Comedy Horror Films – More than Just a Scary Clown  Does placing the word comedy in front of the word horror make sense? It does if you’re making a killer comedy horror film! Comedy horror is one of the best oxymorons! Indeed, it ranks at the top! Among such greats … Continue reading

The Human Centipede (2009)

Gore Horror – Delightfully Disgusting!

The Perfect Recipe for Gore Horror! Horror films cover many genres. Within each genre, there should be plenty of scares, buckets of blood, or both, and of course, the completely unexpected moments that startle the pants off the audience. But what about the best gore horror movies? Films featuring limbs … Continue reading

Friday the 13th (1980)

Slasher Horror Reigns Supreme!

The Infamous Slashers A handful of well-known names spring to mind when slasher horror films come up in conversation. It’s knives out!  There’s fan-favorite Michael Meyers. The asylum-escapee ruins Halloween (1978) for the town of Haddonfield. Jason Voorhees, the boy everybody loved to tease. Chasing unlucky sexed-up camp counselors with a … Continue reading

Frankenstein (1910)

Body Horror. How Repulsive!

The Invention of Body Horror Inventor Thomas Edison was a man of many talents. Most people don’t know he was also a movie producer. No surprise, his films were made using a motion picture camera he invented. Whether by accident or on purpose, he also became the inventor of body … Continue reading

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Hold it Steady! Found Footage Horror 

The Revival of Found Footage At the turn of the 21st Century, a brilliantly simple low-budget film was made. Three student filmmakers, searching for clues to an urban legend. Wandering in the Black Hills of Maryland, the trio goes missing. After their equipment is discovered, the footage reveals a terrifying … Continue reading