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Friday, June 20 2014

‘The Monkey’s Paw’ Is Not a Bad Little Film

This low-budget thriller manages a few creepy moments.


Monday, June 2 2014

Hooked on True Detective? Check Out Its Influence, Thomas Ligotti

Thomas Ligotti is an unapologetic, darkly-humored pessimist, and that may be what many have found most disturbing and fascinating about True Detective.


Tuesday, October 1 2013

The 10 Most Intriguing Origin Stories in Horror

Every horrific fright fiend or salacious serial killer had to get their start somewhere. Here are our favorite origin stories for some of the greatest ghouls ever to grace a scary movie or TV series.


Friday, September 13 2013

Horror, the James Wan Way

The reason movies like Insidious, The Conjuring, and now Insidious: Chapter 2 function as effective frightmares is because Wan understands what gets under our skin.


Thursday, September 5 2013

Every Era Gets the Monster It Needs, and Ours Is the Era of the Zombie

The images of humans imprisoning themselves in The Walking Dead speak poignantly about a world in which walls seem like an answer to the threat of those masses of bodies on the other side.


Wednesday, April 24 2013

Why Rob Zombie Is the Quentin Tarantino of Horror

The rocker turned filmmaker is just as genuine, and just as good, as his Oscar winning counterpart and for many of the same cinematic reasons.


Thursday, November 1 2012

Ten Horrific Movie Scenes for Post-Halloween

Since truth is invariably stranger -- and scarier -- than fiction, some of cinema's most unnerving scenes come from movies not found in the Horror section.


Friday, May 27 2011

They Won’t Stay Dead: The Changing Guises of Horror Film and Censorship

The controversy surrounding A Serbian Film is symptomatic of an ominous development in the horror genre's combative relationship with the censors.


Tuesday, February 22 2011

Hatchet II: Interview with Adam Green, Kane Hodder and Tom Holland

Horror film is the purest genre, as it taps into our emotions directly, without the pretense of art. "It never takes me long to get into character. It's a good thing that I have the type of job where your criminal record has no bearing on your success." -- Kane Hodder on playing Victor Crowley [Hatchet I & II]


Monday, November 1 2010

Ray Bradbury Wrote Me Back

My affinity for Ray Bradbury's work is rooted in his "accidental novels", as well as in the collections that plunder what is seemingly a limitless vault of manuscripts.


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