Women in Horror Month

Women in Horror Month

Greetings, fiends! February is Women in Horror Month, so we're going to spend the next few weeks celebrating some of my favorite female horror directors, actresses, and films . If you're not familiar with WiHM, here's a quick description from the website: Women in Horror Month (WiHM) is an international, grassroots initiative, which encourages supporters … Continue reading Women in Horror Month

And the Oscar Goes to…

And the Oscar Goes to…

I'm not proud of it, but I am a bit of an awards show junkie. I love watching the fashion parade on the red carpet, I love hearing the acceptance speeches, and I love seeing awkward celebrity moments. But as a horror fan, I read today's list of Oscar nominations fully expecting to see every … Continue reading And the Oscar Goes to…

Monster Monday: Down (AKA The Shaft)

Monster Monday: Down (AKA The Shaft)

Happy Monster Monday, kiddies! I have a treat for you today: The Shaft, AKA Down, AKA the preeminent film in the English-language Killer Elevator subgenre. Dutch filmmaker Dick Maas directed it as a remake of his 1983 film De Lift. I haven’t seen the original, but unsurprisingly it is generally regarded as far superior to … Continue reading Monster Monday: Down (AKA The Shaft)

Monster Monday: Blink

Monster Monday: Blink

Happy Monster Monday, fiends! Today’s monster comes from “Blink,” one of my favorite episodes of Doctor Who. While the show is generally more oriented toward sci-fi (and ripping out my heart and stomping on it), Doctor Who also does a damn fine job when it comes to horror episodes. “Blink” introduces us to the Weeping Angels, … Continue reading Monster Monday: Blink

“What? No Pudding?!” 5 of Horror’s Most Awkward Family Dinners

Thanksgiving is just two days away, and for a lot of Americans that means three things: turkey, football, and awkward family dinners. My particular brand of awkwardness this year will involve my grandmother finding out that I have blue and purple hair. Though it's hardly earth-shattering, I am really dreading that conversation, fiends. But if … Continue reading “What? No Pudding?!” 5 of Horror’s Most Awkward Family Dinners

Monster Monday: Birdemic: Shock and Terror

Monster Monday: Birdemic: Shock and Terror

Happy Monster Monday, fiends! Today's monster comes from a movie that I watched so that you don't have to – Birdemic: Shock and Terror. It's kind of like The Birds, except that it is absolutely terrible. The gist is that humans have screwed up the planet so much that birds start attacking us, but in … Continue reading Monster Monday: Birdemic: Shock and Terror

Happy Birthday, Tom Atkins!

Happy Birthday, Tom Atkins!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Monster Monday to wish a very happy birthday to one of my favorite horror actors of all time: Tom Atkins. Starring in classics like Hallloween III: Season of the Witch, Night of the Creeps, The Fog, and Creepshow, Tom Atkins is, simply put, The Man. Let’s see some of his … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Tom Atkins!