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IN MEMORIAM — GEORGE ROMERO 1940 – 2017

A pioneer of our favored genre has passed into history this weekend — at 77 years of age, George Romero has died this past Sunday. Having only days ago released a poster for Road of the Dead, a continuation of his “dead” saga co-written with longtime film partner Matt Birman, Romero left this world after a short…

THE MONSTER (2016): Review…An Excellent Film On Many Levels

Reviewing horror films, “emotional” isn’t a word I get to throw around very often — at least not in the sense of the elicitation of real human response to other humans.  I mean, really good  horror films evoke dread, disgust, at times even sympathy (Frankenstein, I’m looking at you ), but even amongst the more thoughtful and character-driven of the genre, it’s very seldom…

Announcing A New Horror VR Experience: 360 DEGREES OF HELL — For FREE — Just In Time For Halloween!

Recall Studios Has Released 360 Degrees of Hell,  A New Horror VR Experience For Halloween. The film stars Amanda Wyss, from A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Lauren Compton, star of Justin Lin’s blockbuster VR experience, Help!  Directed by B Harrison Smith (Camp Dread, The Fields, Zombie Killers, the upcoming Death House ), the experience follows up…

NOCTURNE (2016): Review…”This One’s For You, Liam…”

Stephen King once made an allegorical comparison of Thanksgiving leftovers to literary repetition; it culminated with his story of his then young son’s response to the umpteenth consecutive day of turkey variations: “Do we have to eat this shit again?”  King was referring to his own retooling of previous material in a collection of short…

SCHOOL’S IN! Miskatonic Institute Of Horror Studies Opens New York Branch At Morbid Anatomy Museum

With successful branches in London and Montreal, The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies makes its first stateside stop at Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum with a pilot semester of horror film, literature and pop culture classes, running from September through December 2016 and featuring classes by some of the most renowned voices in horror film, fiction…

LAKE NOWHERE (2014): Review…Takes Me Back To My Yoot!

I’m one of the lucky ones — born in the early ’70s, I was right in the thick of things during that magical horror decade that was the ’80s.  Though of course I was too young to go see most of the offerings in the theater, my family were horror fans, and through the magic of HBO…

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