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Freddy vs Pennywise in Factory's new toy set

My fanboy brain is quite possibly on the verge of imploding like Michael Biehn in THE ABYSS with the thought of this deadly combo beating each other's metaphysical asses. Can you imagine? Freddy vs Pennywise. That would be the coolest fright flick we have seen since... well, since FREDDY VS JASON .  The two titans of childhood terror going head to head in dreamland and...
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Top 10 Horror Movie Parents!

To quote Big Willy the Smith, Parents just don't understand. Jordan Peele's new critical darling of a horror movie, GET OUT, seems to plumb this premise to the point of sheer terror. How many of you are gonna check the flick out when it drops this weekend? Well, before you do, we've got a sizable chore for you to handle. See, we're calling out some of the most sinister horror movie parents...
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The Test of Time: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

We all have certain movies we love. Movies we respect without question because of either tradition, childhood love, or because they’ve always been classics. However, as time keeps ticking, do those classics still hold up? Do they remain must see? So…the point of this column is to determine how a film holds up for a modern horror audience, to see if it stands the Test of...
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02.09.2017
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The Test of Time: The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

We all have certain movies we love. Movies we respect without question because of either tradition, childhood love, or because they’ve always been classics. However, as time keeps ticking, do those classics still hold up? Do they remain must see? So…the point of this column is to determine how a film holds up for a modern horror audience, to see if it stands the Test of Time....
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01.26.2017
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The Wishmaster Collection is coming out on Vestron Blu-ray

The Vestron Video branch of Lionsgate home entertainment has only been around for a short time, but in its few months of existence they have already brought several great horror titles from yesteryear to Blu-ray: CHOPPING MALL , BLOOD DINER, WAXWORK and WAXWORK II: LOST IN TIME, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3 , C.H.U.D. II: BUD THE CHUD. Their releases of LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM and...
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01.25.2017
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Face-Off: The People Under the Stairs vs. Don't Breathe

The Fede Alvarez-directed, Sam Raimi-produced DON'T BREATHE , which I found to be incredibly intense, is now out on DVD and Blu-ray - you can order your copy HERE . If you haven't seen it yet, I need to give you a SPOILER warning before you start reading this Face-Off, because some of its secrets will be revealed below. There's no way to get around spilling a few details, because DON'T...
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11.30.2016
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It's the Booze Talkin', Has Hollywood forgotten about the horror greats?

When you think of your favorite horror movies, how often do guys like Carpenter, Hooper, Craven or Romero come up?  They are the names behind some of the most iconic horror films ever made. Recently - courtesy of the home video heroes Shout! Factory - I revisited John Carpenter’s THE THING and it was better than I remembered - and that's saying something...
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10.04.2016
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Necessary Evil: Nightmare on Elm Street with Kevin Bacon!

Hello, my horror hounds and welcome back to the scary that is necessary! It's nice to see you. Got a lot of interesting and cool feedback with our last Necessary Evil Horror Suicide Squad ! I had fun reading all the comments, both good and bad. Today's Necessary Evil was inspired from the very recent trending topic of Mr. Kevin Bacon throwing his hat in the ring on...
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08.20.2016
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The F*ckin Black Sheep: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

THE BLACK SHEEP is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATH. We’re hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Dig in! A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) Directed by Stephen...
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08.18.2016
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The Test of Time: Wishmaster (1997)

We all have certain movies we love. Movies we respect without question because of either tradition, childhood love, or because they’ve always been classics. However, as time keeps ticking, do those classics still hold up? Do they remain must see? So…the point of this column is to determine how a film holds up for a modern horror audience, to see if it stands the Test of...
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07.28.2016
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Top 10 Political Horror Flicks!

Say friends, in this ever turbulent ELECTION YEAR, who's set to get their PURGE on this weekend? We recommend doing so, solely at the movies, as James DeMonaco's third entry is likely the sterling standout of the entire franchise. That said, politically motivated horror flicks are nothing new. We've seen countless movies over the decades that set out to make some kind of grand political...
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07.01.2016
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Arrow Video is bringing The Hills Have Eyes to Blu-Ray w/ 4K special edition

Wes Craven's 1977 film  THE HILLS HAVE EYES is a seminal work of the genre. The down and dirty feature is simultaneously a hardcore mutant carnage flick and an intelligent indictment of the American family by bringing a supposedly moral suburban family against a grotesque mirror image of themselves. While it's far from my favorite Craven movie, I'm tremendously glad...
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06.13.2016
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