Archive for February, 2013

Amongst the Dead Book Review

Feb 28, 2013 No Comments by

Everyone has a line that he won’t cross. Some point that you just won’t go beyond, where you will stand, proud and defiant, and to hell with the consequences. I’m talking, of course, about pop culture. For some people, Jar Jar is a bridge too far. Or nipples on the Batsuit. Or SANDINISTA! Then there […]

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Horror, Masculinity, and the Women Behind the Camera

Feb 24, 2013 1 Comment by

The fact that we even need the formality of a “Women in Horror Recognition Month” speaks volumes about the genre.  Horror movies are, after all, the domain of men both behind the camera and in the theater seat.  Or, at least, that’s the perception, even in a genre where women are beginning to outnumber men […]

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This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It Book Review

Feb 20, 2013 No Comments by

David and John from John Dies at the End are back in David Wong’s (Jason Pargin’s) This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It.  This time David and John must confront an invasion of semi invisible spiders that enter people’s mouths and turn them into a cross between a zombie and something […]

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Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula: The Adventure of the Sanguinary Count Book Review

Feb 17, 2013 No Comments by

I love Dracula, but is there a more disappointing character in all of horror than Dr. Abraham Van Helsing?  Nobody does Cthulhu like Lovecraft.  Nobody does Conan like Robert E. Howard.[1]  Everybody does Van Helsing better than Bram Stoker.  Whatever idea you have of Van Helsing—shrewd scientist, badass vampire hunter, unparalleled occult expert—gets sunk pretty […]

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Women in Horror Month 2013: In Their Words Part 2

Feb 13, 2013 1 Comment by

    Alright, Horror Fans; let’s finish what we started with Women in Horror Month 2013: In Their Words Part 1 with the second of our two-part look at some of the various women who are both creating horror media and supporting others who are doing the same.  Read on….   Chris Rickert My name […]

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Women in Horror Month 2013: In Their Words Part 1

Feb 10, 2013 No Comments by

Women in Horror Month was created to honor women who are, have been, or are moving into the horror genre.  While these ladies are being featured in the month of February in recent years, they are kicking ass at their projects all year long.  This means you must follow their work, as they will not […]

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Interview with SWAMPHEAD Filmmakers Justin Propp and Dustin Drover: Sh*tty Hot Tub Edition

Feb 06, 2013 No Comments by

Standup comedian and horror authority Robert Hibbs brings you an exclusive interview with the duo behind the potty humor-infused horror-comedy Swamphead.  The following interview is intended for an immature audience.  Reader indiscretion is advised…. I have a philosophy that all forms of art, especially cinema, no matter what genre — be it horror, action or […]

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Top 10 Funniest Horror Ass-Kickers

Feb 03, 2013 1 Comment by

What does it take to make the list?  Simply put, these characters need to be the type that inspire laughs while remaining adept when it comes to dispensing beat downs.   Characters are ranked for being able to balance ass-kickery with wise-assery.  Funny ass-kickery is an immediate ranking boost.  And before you comment, yes, ‘kickery’ and […]

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