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Welcome to Women in Horror Month: An Exclusive Essay by the Twisted Twins

Feb 01, 2012 No Comments

Jen and Sylvia Soska, AKA the Twisted Twins, were kind enough to pen this Ravenous Monster exclusive introducing Women in Horror Month. Please check out their website and purchase your copy of Dead Hooker in a Trunk on DVD! Read on, Fright Fans…. It’s February and with it comes something very special. No, not just that […]

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Lucky McKee: Fear and Feminism

Jan 22, 2012 No Comments

Independent films, especially in the horror genre, are a whole different ballgame than their Tinsel Town counterparts. These lower budget productions are all but completely judged on their ingenuity, shock level, and squirm factor. It should come as no surprise that independent horror has leapfrogged the Hollywood opposition over the last several years, if not […]

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Deadly Doctors Series: Doctors of the Undead

Jan 08, 2012 4 Comments

By: Sir Dr. Robert Hibbs (not a real title) Mad scientists, evil professors, sinister surgeons, psychotic psychiatrists, and murderous M.Ds. exist not just in the dark worlds of horror films but in the darkness of our own reality. Just Google medical accidents, Dr. Francis E. Sweeny for example, Nazi doctors, Angels of Death like the […]

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Ravenous Monster 2011 Year in Horror

Jan 01, 2012 No Comments

Happy New Year, Ravenous Readers!  It’s time to take a look back at all that our dark and depraved genre had to offer in 2011.  First, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that this past year holds the distinction of being the first full year that Ravenous Monster was up and running, having […]

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On Steampunk and Horror….

Dec 18, 2011 2 Comments

Neo-Victoriana Can Wrap Its Quivering Lips Around My Burnished Steel Galvanophallus of Progress, Or, F*ck Steampunk When I was about sixteen, some kids I knew became Goths, and some joined the in-crowd and some became stoners, but me?  I went nineteenth century.  I bought a pocket watch and put too much gel in my hair […]

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Exorcist III Retrospective: Evil Is Legion

Oct 01, 2011 No Comments

“It’s the smiles that keep us going, don’t you think? The giggles and bits of good cheer…” — The Gemini Killer In 1973, the movie-going public went somewhere it hadn’t really been before: The heart of Hell on Earth. They went via the medium of film; in particular, the movie “The Exorcist”. In a time […]

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Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Leggedy Beasties I: Vampires

Sep 11, 2011 No Comments

From ghoulies and ghosties And long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord deliver us! –Scottish Prayer When I was a kid I really wanted to study dinosaurs, then I wanted to study sharks, then I wanted to study reptiles, then I wanted to write horror.  My Mom and I used […]

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Zombie: Lucio Fulci’s Walking Dead Opus

Jul 31, 2011 6 Comments

On October 25th, 2011 Blue Underground is slated to unleash the definitive edition of Lucio Fulci’s 1979 walking dead opus, Zombie (Zombi 2), and on Blu-ray no less!  This pending release provides an excellent opportunity for another entry into Ravenous Monster’s horror movie retrospective series. Let’s talk about what Lucio Fulci’s Zombie is not.  It’s […]

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Non-Horror Horror: How to Genrefy Anything

Jul 24, 2011 No Comments

If you’re like the ruck of humanity, when you’ve just fallen in love, you’re kind of like a sugar glider:[1] adorable, hyperactive, chatty, able to defy gravity through sheer exuberance, and annoying as all fuck.  When I discovered horror at the age of fourteen, it was puppy wuv at its most pustulently cloying.  Not until […]

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Forgotten Fangs from the 50’s

Jun 05, 2011 No Comments

Ravenous Monster’s retrospective series continues with another diagnosis from the good Dr. Abner Mality…. Greetings, fear freaks! Today we take a strange detour through the decade of the 50’s, the years when the shadow of the mushroom cloud loomed over horror like…well, like a mushroom cloud! This was the age of the atom, when radioactive […]

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