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Death Masks: Dissecting the Three Wax Museum Movies

Sep 19, 2016 1 Comment

Certain themes have a way of repeating themselves. Call it lack of creativity or call it timelessness, but the horror movie world certainly has its fair share of commonalities. From the silent era into the early sound period, the “old dark house” genre dominated, with somewhat funny, somewhat spooky tales about wills read at midnight […]

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Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Leggedy Beasties XI: Sea Monsters

Aug 16, 2016 No Comments

There’s a vital distinction between sea monsters and every other kind of monster: Sea monsters scare the living shit out of me, and I’m not ashamed to say it. What’s scarier than looking into the murky water below you and seeing the barnacle-encrusted back of a massive, silhouetted shape cruising within kicking distance of your […]

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Interview with FANGORIA Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Ken Hanley

Jul 27, 2016 No Comments

When FANGORIA first hit the newsstands in 1979, the world, both the real one and the horror-centric one that so many of us choose to indulge ourselves in whenever possible, was a much different place.  Trailer leaks, Comic Cons, digital publishing and, frankly, competition simply weren’t issues for FANGO upon its debut.  The magazine that […]

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Interview with Cadabra Records’ Jonathan Dennison

Jul 11, 2016 No Comments

Greetings, humanoids! Those of you who have been following Ravenous Monster for a while now may have already checked out some of my reviews of Cadabra Records’ macabre products. In the past, I’ve looked at their vinyl release of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Hound/The Music of Erich Zann” and also Lee Brown Coye’s “Where Is Abby? […]

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Throw 1981 to the Wolves: THE HOWLING and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON Retrospectives

Jul 07, 2016 4 Comments

1981 was an amazing year. The word internet was first mentioned. Lady Diana married Charles, the Prince of Wales. The first flight of the US space shuttle Columbia took place. Muhammad Ali retired with a record of 55-5. Researchers found the Titanic wreck at the bottom of the Atlantic. Peter Sutcliffe, also known as the […]

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Goosebumps: A Loving Retrospective

Nov 03, 2015 2 Comments

“I feel happy to terrify kids.” – R.L Stine From 1992 to 1997, R.L. Stine spooked children across the globe with sixty-two books. Not only were the stories deliciously devious, but the book cover art provided by Tim Jacobus was equally unnerving and the titles were just – mwwwauh!—perfecto.  350 million copies later and Goosebumps […]

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Wes Craven and Me: A Eulogy from Generation-X

Aug 31, 2015 3 Comments

Prolific filmmaker and horror legend Wes Craven passed away from brain cancer on August 30th, 2015—what was yesterday as I type these words. I had no idea he was sick so his death comes as quite a shock. The malevolent “C-Word” snatches another one from our midst and leaves a hole in horror cinema that’s […]

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The Homespun Horror of Lee Brown Coye

Aug 27, 2015 2 Comments

Scrawny and thin, my dead come in But looks are soon forgotten I fill the hollows in their cheeks With little wads of cotton I set their hair a’waving fair And pull their eyelids down And like a sculptor ply my art To banish scowl and frown For death is brief and so is grief […]

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The Sons of Zaroff: The Most Dangerous Game and Real Murder

Aug 18, 2015 No Comments

When something bad happens, and when the perpetrator or perpetrators show the obvious signs of influence from popular culture, the question usually comes up. In this case, it’s always THE QUESTION: does art imitate life, or does life imitate art? It’s rhetorical, of course. The relationship between art and life is akin to the bond […]

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Fear the Walking Dead and the State of Modern Zombies

Aug 06, 2015 No Comments

As a dedicated fan of The Walking Dead, it’s hard not to be excited about the spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead premiering at the end of August. It’s strange to think that audiences started with a cop getting shot during a car chase and now have a complex mythology surrounding walkers, the monsters that […]

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