In honor of Donald Pleasence's birthday, I present to you last year's ranking of the films of the Halloween franchise. With the new movie coming out two weeks from today, I'm cautiously optimistic that I'll have a new #3 or even #2 for this list. Until then, let us enjoy the slashing and pay tribute … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Donald Pleasence: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise
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!
Today is my birthday, kiddies, so I leave you with the trailer for one of my horror-filled birthday traditions, a trailer that Edgar Wright had to have been thinking about when he made his Grindhouse masterpiece Don’t!: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OEalmOJsvM0 Stay creepy, kiddies!
Happy birthday to Winona Ryder, patron saint of strange and unusual girls! As was foretold, Stranger Things 2 premiered this weekend. I’ll post my write-up later this week, but for now let me just show a little love to supermom and town weirdo Joyce Byers... ...and even more love to Lydia Deetz, the idol of every … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Winona Ryder!
Happy birthday to Rose McIver, star of the fantastic, are-you-watching-it-yet-because-you-should-totally-be-watching-it iZombie! I wrote this piece for a post I had planned to do on Emmy snubs for iZombie and the phenomenal Legion, but the Emmys have come and gone and today is Rose McIver’s birthday, so I choose to celebrate it by convincing people to … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Rose McIver!
Rejoice, horror fans, for today is the birthday of Dario Argento, the legendary Italian director responsible for classics like Deep Red, Opera, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, and Suspiria. Argento has made some damn scary films, but his virtuosity doesn't end at eliciting screams from the audience. He is a master stylist with a breathtaking … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Maestro!
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!