OCT29 – 2016

This year, as part of our Halloween celebration, I asked a whole bunch of the greatest living horror writers to tell us about the three SCARIEST books or stories that they’ve ever read. The thinking here is, if something scares THESE folks, it is probably awesome. Many authors have been kind enough to send in their […]

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OCT26 – 2016

This year, as part of our Halloween celebration, I asked a whole bunch of the greatest living horror writers to tell us about the three SCARIEST books or stories that they’ve ever read. The thinking here is, if something scares THESE folks, it is probably awesome Many authors have been kind enough to send in their […]

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OCT25 – 2016

THEY’RE WATCHING: ONLY MOLDOVIAN FOUND FOOTAGE IS BEST MOLDOVIAN FOUND FOOTAGE Sometimes critical consensus is bizarre. A good example for me is the huge excitement around THE CONJURING and its sequel–for me those were okay movies, but man the critics went gaga for them. It works in the opposite direction, too, where some movies that […]

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OCT24 – 2016

BROODHOLLOW BY KRIS STRAUB: WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR TOWN?! Today’s pick is the web comic BROODHOLLOW by Kris Straub, which has been going since 2012. It tells the tale of a luckless encyclopedia salesman named Zane, who suffers from a kind of obsessive-compulsive disorder that he refers to as the Pattern. He finds himself […]

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OCT23 – 2016

A BUNCH OF WEIRD, HORRIFIC, SONGS AND MUSIC VIDEOS! Fun Fact: Sometimes, music  can be downright spooky… (For the full effect, listen to the last two in a fully dark room and see what effect it has on your brainz.) Motionless In White – Creatures Chelsea Wolfe – Mer The Toadies – Possum Kingdom UNKLE […]

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OCT22 – 2016

DIRECTORS SOMETIMES MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE In my opinion, movie directors are often given too much credit for the movies they work on, as rule. I’ve visited lots of different sets, of various sizes (even met Iggy Pop on the set of THE CROW 2, because I’m a bad ass), and it becomes obvious pretty […]

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OCT17 – 2016

THE MIDNIGHT SWIM If you get nothing else out of year three of this blog, do yourself a favor and watch THE MIDNIGHT SWIM (if you haven’t already). It is available on Netflix at this very moment, and is just a great, creepy feast of a movie. SWIM is the directorial debut of Sara Adina […]

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OCT16 – 2016

A PAIR OF CREEPY NIGEL KNEALE TELLY TREATS! Writing up HALLOWEEN 3 yesterday got me thinking about the writer of the original script, the legendary British screenwriter Nigel Kneale. He took his name off the project after Dino De Laurentiis made too many changes to the story, taking out a lot of the psychological horror and […]

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OCT 15 – 2016

HALLOWEEN 3: SEASON OF THE WITCH Guess what was the first book I ever read by Dennis Etchison. Go on, I double-dare you. Did you guess THE DARK COUNTRY? Nope! DARK SIDE? Nope. It was the novelization of a movie that I went totally gaga over back in 1982: HALLOWEEN 3: SEASON OF THE WITCH!!! […]

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OCT14 – 2016

2010 INTERVIEW WITH ADAM WINGARD Several years ago, I saw an extremely small budget independent horror film called POP SKULL and was thoroughly blown away. It was co-written, directed, shot, and edited by a very talented cat named Adam Wingard. He has gone on to direct a bunch of entertaining films, including A HORRIBLE WAY TO […]

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