Month: April 2017

Happy Birthday, Twisted Twins!

Happy Birthday, Twisted Twins!

Happy birthday to Jen and Sylvia Soska! The Twisted Twins are the writers and directors of movies such as Dead Hooker in a Trunk (possibly my favorite film title of all time) and American Mary, and they are the masterminds behind the horror game show Hellevator. I haven't seen a lot of their work (just one movie, in … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Twisted Twins!

LV-426

LV-426

Blessed be the Ripleys, Jonesies, and Newts of the world, for today is Alien Day. If you are not yet devout when it comes to holidays based on pop culture, let me explain. In the film Alien, the crew of the spacecraft Nostromo investigates a mysterious signal from a planetoid, where they encounter an alien creature … Continue reading LV-426

Monster Monday: Dog Soldiers

Monster Monday: Dog Soldiers

Happy Monster Monday! Today's monster comes from Dog Soldiers (2002), the first feature film from Neil Marshall. It is an impressive first outing from one of my favorite modern horror directors. In the film, a group of British soldiers performing a training exercise in Scotland encounters a pack of werewolves, and it goes about as well as … Continue reading Monster Monday: Dog Soldiers

Fun with Horror Tropes: Jump Scares

Fun with Horror Tropes: Jump Scares

I love a good jump scare. As I've mentioned, I am particularly susceptible to jump scares, no matter how predictable or stereotypical they are. I am startled by every window blown open by the wind and every cat that jumps yowling into the frame. They always make me jump a few feet out of my seat, but that … Continue reading Fun with Horror Tropes: Jump Scares

Monster Monday: Them!

Monster Monday: Them!

A very happy Monster Monday to you. Today's monster is a colony of giant irradiated ants. I love atomic age horror, and this is one of its most deliciously outrageous examples: Them!  The exclamation point is my favorite part, so I'm rather disappointed that it only appears in small print on the bottom of the poster, but … Continue reading Monster Monday: Them!