The last few years have been good to those of us horror movie nerds who love documentaries about either the effects of horror movies, the making of horror movies, or quite simply just horror movies in general. Each year they seem to get more and more specific in their scope. Well, this current one might … Continue reading 10/14/17 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #14 – 78/52.
Today’s pick is in honor of my friend Ryan Doman. Not only does he share my love of older horror films, but I also credit him with opening my eyes to the fantastic universe of Paul Naschy. I dare you to find a bigger Naschy fan. Who’s Paul Naschy you ask? Well, he’s basically Spain’s … Continue reading 10/3/17 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #3 – The Werewolf vs. The Vampire Woman.
It’s Saturday! Family day! Yay! Time for a classic that you simply can’t help but smile at while you’re watching. It’s time for that perennial Halloween favorite, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. Although, it really should be called Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein AND Dracula AND Wolfman (and possibly even another little surprise.) The joy … Continue reading 10/22/16 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #22 – Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.
“They’re coming to get you Barbra.” Such a perfect, memorable, and foreboding line to start a perfect, memorable, and foreboding film. If only young George Romero knew the extent of the explosion he was creating when he did this little flesh-eating zombie film in good ole Pittsburgh. Yep, no-brainer choice today. I usually hold the … Continue reading 10/30/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #30 – Night of the Living Dead (1968).
Yep. It’s time to go back to the classics. The Universal classics, baby. It’s time for Franken-freaking-stein, mother-effers. This is such a damn great movie. You know, we’re so used to these iconic creatures and established tropes, that you sometimes forget that they all started somewhere. Mary Shelley’s book was the inspiration, but so much … Continue reading 10/24/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #24 – Frankenstein (1931).
I’ve been focusing on a lot of current movies lately so I figured I’d go back to one of the true classics. And I mean classic. This House on Haunted Hill is one of my absolute favorite Vincent Price movies (to be fair, I have a lot of them). And while he was amazing in … Continue reading 10/14/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #14 – House on Haunted Hill (1959).
Okay so we’re going to have some fun this weekend. It’s not only going to be a double feature/double-your-fun weekend, but it’s also going to be a groovy study of an original thriller classic and its very meta sequel/remake hybrid. This busy pre-Halloween weekend the two movies that comprise The Town That Dreaded Sundown … Continue reading 10/25/14 & 10/26/14 – 2014 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS #26 & #27 – The Town That Dreaded Sundown (Original, 1976) AND (Remake/Sequel, 2014).
When I do these lists each year, people inevitably ask me, “You’ve missed some obvious and amazing horror movies. Why haven’t you put (insert film here) in yet?” Well dear friends, as any good horror writer/filmmaker knows, it’s just as important how much you hold back as it is how much you deliver. And as … Continue reading 10/31/13 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #31 – Rosemary’s Baby
Going seriously old school today. Back to what some say is the ultimate and original tale of a vampirism. I’ll leave the whole Dracula vs. Nosferatu argument to you. I like them both, so I don’t have anything to add to that age old horror conversation. Nosferatu is easily one of the oldest films I’ve … Continue reading 10/20/13 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #20 – Nosferatu (1922)
One… two… Freddy's coming for you… Three… four… better lock your door… Five… six… grab your crucifix… Seven… eight… better stay up late… Nine… ten… never sleep again… Seriously, how incredible was that song??? Every year on Halloween, I save a real special movie. Even if sometimes it may be a rather obvious choice, it … Continue reading 10/31/12 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #31 – A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Since most people definitely know about this movie, I’ll tell you my personal connection with it. With not one, but two different films coming out in the next few weeks about Alfred Hitchcock, he’s been on my mind lately. Growing up I loved Alfred Hitchcock. When I was young, maybe 8 years old, my mom … Continue reading 10/16/12 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #16 – Psycho (1960).
If for even a MOMENT you thought I was talking about the Paris Hilton remake and not the Vincent Price masterpiece, I want to come through the computer and punch you in the face. There are actually three House of Wax films, but to me the consummate version is this Vincent Price baby. I love … Continue reading 10/29/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #29 – House of Wax (1953).
If you’re a classic horror fan, the name Hammer Films puts an immediate smile to your face. If there’s one thing I love, it’s horror movies from the 70’s (and late 60’s.) If there’s something I love even more, it’s the weird satanic movies of that same time period. Man, people were obsessed with the … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2010 PICK – 10/25/10 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #25 – The Devil Rides Out.