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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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The Scream Series: Rules, Ruse, and Retrospective

May 30, 2011 3 Comments

Following his review of Scream 4, writer Justin Hamelin takes a look back at the original trilogy…. Randy Meeks said it best. “Simplicity! If it gets too complicated, you lose your target audience!” Writer Kevin Williamson had a recipe for a blockbuster juggernaut. Horror legend Wes Craven was fresh off of resuscitating his own gory […]

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Rosemary’s Baby Retrospective

May 22, 2011 No Comments

The enviably towering apartments and fierce Vidal Sassoon stylings aside, it is quite harsh and sad to realize that throughout half of Roman Polanski’s 1968 horror and suspense classic, Rosemary’s Baby, we are watching a lonely Midwesterner gestate and produce the inhuman spawn of the Devil Himself.  Based on Ira Levin’s 1967 shocking, best-selling novel […]

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The Horror Graph: Crunching Numbers and Spitting out Bone Shards

Mar 27, 2011 9 Comments

I know a woman who’s a paranormal romance writer.  I should say right off that paranormal romance isn’t my thing at all, but we have common cause in that we’re both trying to choke some sort of life for ourselves out of the world of writing.[1]  So even if her influences are more Twilight and […]

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Werewolf Movies: A List

Mar 06, 2011 5 Comments

Spring is almost upon us and here at Ravenous Monster this season is a time for werewolves….and flowers, baseball and green things, but mainly just werewolves.  I’ve compiled a list of five of the best werewolf movies.  This list is by no means comprehensive, nor is it in any particular order.  In fact, these movies […]

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