A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

A re-imagining of the 1984 slasher classic about Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who crosses the boundary between dreams and the waking world to gut his victims with his razor-sharp blade-fingered glove. As Nancy and her friends fight for their lives, they also uncover clues to a shocking secret from their past.

First off, let me say, I’m not a huge fan of the original Nightmare on Elm Street series. Yes, I grew up in the 80s with Freddy, Jason and Michael. But for some reason I just never liked the ANOES series very much... Continue reading

Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello (Book Review)

Stephen Rebello brings to life the creation of one of Hollywood's most iconic films, from the story of Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein, the real-life inspiration for the character of Norman Bates, to Hitchcock's groundbreaking achievements in cinematography, sound, editing, and promotion. Packed with captivating insights from the film's stars, writers, and crew members.

Let it be known right off the bat that I’m a fan of the movie Psycho (not the remake) and its sequels. I’m also a fan of other horror movies and horror stories and novels. I’ve been running horror websites... Continue reading

All Hallow’s Eve: The One Day it’s BAD to be Good by Carolyn McCray (Book Review)

People are being martyred but not for their faith. Instead the deaths are part of a serial killer's sick game as he chooses his victim by their name... then kills them in that Saint's grisly manner.

After finally finishing this book, I’m not quite sure what to think of it. In the end it was a mix of an adult book (with the police aspect) and a young adult slasher novel (with most of the character development between... Continue reading

Black Christmas (1974)

During Christmas break, a sorority house is receiving sexually obscene phone calls. They start getting very weird, but they are just prank calls right? That's what the girls think until one of the sorority girls goes missing, and is nowhere to be found. Soon a little girl is found murdered in town, and the police realize they have a killer on the loose that could be tied to the obscene phone calls.

I first saw this back in the late 90s I think, and I didn't enjoy it at all. I was at a totally different place in my life - a teenager that didn't want to even look at an "old" movie. I decided since it was December and my tastes had changed I should really give it another viewing... Continue reading

Black Christmas (2006)

Every Christmas for 15 years Billy has tried to escape from his jail cell, to return to his childhood home where he killed his family. He manages to escape and goes back home where he finds that his house is now a sorority house. This is a remake of the 1974 film, and this review is for the unrated version.

The first time I saw this was when it came out on DVD. I had seen the original once years before but didn't remember it enough to compare. A few days before writing this review I sat down to watch and review the original Black Christmas, so now I can compare... Continue reading

Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet (2009)

[rating:2/5] Local teens have long commemorated the death of "Mary Hatchet" -- a girl who took an ax and killed her family in the 1970s -- with the aptly named Blood Night. But things never got truly bloody until Mary's ghost decided to make an appearance. Dead bodies are piling up, and Mary seems to be calling the shots. But there are secrets about her past that have yet to be uncovered. Continue reading

Camp Blood (2000)

A couple disappears at a camp, nicknamed Camp Blood. That weekend, two couples decide to go camping at this deserted camp. They've hired a guide, Harris, to take them through the woods, and camp out. Things start going wrong when one of them is murdered, and a killer wearing a clown mask and sporting a nice knife/machete chases after them.

A couple disappears at a camp, nicknamed Camp Blood. That weekend, two couples decide to go camping at this deserted camp. They've hired a guide, Harris, to take them through the woods, and camp out. Things start going wrong when one of them is murdered, and a killer wearing a clown mask and sporting a nice knife/machete chases after them. Sounds like an alright movie, nothing special, but how could it be really bad, right? Well it sucks. During the first 4 minutes of the film I was starting to believe the movies got mixed up and I was actually watching a porno flick, not a horror movie. Continue reading

Child’s Play (1988)

[rating:3/5] Before cops gun down real serial killer Charles (Chucky) Lee Ray, he invokes a spell that transfers his soul into the body of a toy store doll. The doll ends up as a birthday present for 6 year old Andy. When a rash of murders ensues, Andy knows that Chucky is the one behind it. But neither the police nor his mother believe him. Continue reading

Christmas Evil (1980)

The winter weather isn't the only thing that's frightful about this unconventional holiday offering about a toy maker whose obsession with Christmas spirals dangerously out of control. After enduring a traumatic childhood in which he learned there was no such thing as Santa Claus, Harry Stadling (Brandon Maggart) takes it upon himself to judge the "naughty" and the "nice." But instead of spreading cheer, he opts for fear.

I was in the Christmas spirit and wanted to watch a bunch of Christmas Slasher films. Netflix didn't have many to choose from, and most were on waits. But I got this one. The ratings were HORRIBLE for it. Just under 1 star...out of 5! But, a lot of GOOD horror movies have bad ratings there... Continue reading

Cut (2000)

The cast and crew of the horror flick Hot Blooded get a shock when a mysterious killer slaughters their director. Now, each time someone tries to complete the film there's another brutal slaying. But a little massacre isn't going to stop the next batch of bright would-be filmmakers: They'll finish the film if it kills them -- and it probably will -- in this gory horror flick starring Molly Ringwald.

Not a whole lot to say about this movie honestly. It's pretty straight forward, nothing awful, but nothing great. Continue reading

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