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  • DVD Review: 'Gnome Alone'
    DVD Review: 'Gnome Alone'
    It was pretty evident from the moment I gazed upon the packaging for “Gnome Alone” what Lionsgate was trying to do. They wanted to launch a low-budget indie horror franchise in the vein of “Leprechaun.” The only problem is...
  • Have a merry, scary Christmas
    Have a merry, scary Christmas
    It is a dark and stormy night. Suddenly, a scream rings out.Boo!Ooh, kids -- so scary!Yes, it is time once again to push aside the popcorn and presents and plunk down in front of the big-screen TV for another showing of that Canadian Christmas...
  • DVD Review: 'Wicked, Wicked'
    DVD Review: 'Wicked, Wicked'
    Sometimes ideas work better on paper than they do when put into action. The movie experience Duo-Vision was one of them. The ill-fated idea had an entire movie presented in split-screen. Each half showed a different angle or scene taking place...
  • Another Hole in the Head Film Festival
    Another Hole in the Head Film Festival
    Celebrating Independent Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, the Hole in the Head film Fesival runs from December 5th to December 15th at the New People Cinema in San Francisco.Returning for its 11th year, SF IndieFest presents Another Hole In The Head...
  • Blu-ray Review: 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'
    Blu-ray Review: 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'
    Mill Creek Entertainment’s timing couldn’t be more on the mark. With the announcement that a reboot of “I Know What You Did Last Summer” is heading our way, moviegoers and genre fans will no doubt start searching high and...
  • DVD Review: 'Leprechaun: Origins'
    DVD Review: 'Leprechaun: Origins'
    I have a feeling most fans of the early movies are going to be surprised when they delve into “Leprechaun: Origins.” Much like the “Evil Dead” reboot from a few years back, there’s nothing to laugh about here. Gone is...
  • 'The Gore Gore Girls'
    DVD review: 'The Gore Gore Girls'
    While we are on the subject of Herschell Gordon Lewis, let's explore the final film of the main portion of his career, 'The Gore Gore Girls.'Private investigator Abraham Gentry (Frank Kress) is approached by reporter Nancy Weston (Amy...
  • 'Pieces'
    DVD review: 'Pieces'
    While the slasher horror genre might seem to be a very narrow corner of the film world, there are many variations approach to be found.An example of the type of movie that features straight-ahead gore and copious on-screen violence that leaves...
  • 'Graduation Day'
    DVD Review: 'Graduation Day'
    You know the drill: the 1980s produced loads of cheap slasher horror films, some were good, most were awful, blah blah blah.The one we will be exploring today is a little number called 'Graduation Day.'Laura (Ruth Ann Llorens) is a high...
  • 'Madhouse'
    DVD review: 'Madhouse'
    As one of the death-knells of an era in horror, 'Madhouse' isn't always held in the highest esteem.Paul Toombes (Vincent Price) is a horror actor who is renown for his character, Dr. Death who he shares credit with his writer/character...
  • Slashers poised to make a comeback
    Slashers poised to make a comeback
    Ah, the fabled horror slasher film. The 1980s was the heyday for the slasher flick, but the subgenre made a comeback in the '90s when SCREAM revitalized the game. And now, with the announcement of an I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER remake and...
  • Scream Factory unleashes Pumpkinhead on your home
    Scream Factory unleashes Pumpkinhead on your home
    It’s amazing how what appears on the surface to be another creature feature dressed up as a teen slasher film can have so much to say and deliver a morality fable for a modern age. Much like the fairy tales of centuries past, 1988’s ...
  • Scream Factory brings aliens into your home 'Without Warning'
    Scream Factory brings aliens into your home 'Without Warning'
    When people think of alien movies from the 1980s, a few come to mind right away. I can only imagine one of those is “Predator.” Tons of sequels and Arnold Schwarzenegger forever cemented the hunting space creatures in the brains of sci...
  • Scream Factory drops us off at 'Motel Hell'
    Scream Factory drops us off at 'Motel Hell'
    Once again stumbling through the archives of undiscovered horror gems courtesy of Scream Factory, I’ve come across 1980’s “Motel Hell” Collector’s Edition. It’s quite obvious from the film’s tagline what...
  • Facing our fears through 'The Final Terror'
    Facing our fears through 'The Final Terror'
    Every month I grow more and more amazed at how many great slasher films I missed growing up. My constant reminder is Scream Factory as they continue to churn out one restored 1980s slasher film after the next. The latest pleasant surprise to get...