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Justifying the Stupid: My Weird Feelings for Howling II

Mar 24, 2015 No Comments

Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf. Or if you prefer, Howling II: Stirba – Werewolf Bitch. Either way you’re getting a sequel with a declarative sentence. The first is accurate. Ben White’s sister is a werewolf in Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf, and in fact they’re plenty of other werewolves and many […]

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Gates of Hell Part III: Fulci’s The House by the Cemetery

Jan 29, 2015 1 Comment

By this point, I hope you know the deal. 1981’s The House By the Cemetery (Quella villa accanto al cimitero), which features in the opening of the video for the band Entombed’s “Left Hand Path,” is, to quote a Time Out magazine review, “cut-price spaghetti gore cooked up from the not exactly brand-new narrative premise […]

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The Only Thing We Can Do About Lovecraft, Racism, and the World Fantasy Award Statue

Jan 15, 2015 18 Comments

That David Duke-worthy ass-canker was written by my favorite author, the same man who revealed to me the mysteries of dreaming Cthulhu, the machinations of the Fungi from Yuggoth, the unholy prophecies of the Necronomicon, the ravenous and unidentifiable “colour” out of space. He changed my world irrevocably.

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THE DEVIL COMMANDS…and Karloff Obeys!

Jan 08, 2015 1 Comment

The fraternity of mad scientists is a tight-knit one. I ought to know, I’ve been a part of it for a while now. Admittedly, I might not be the highest ranking member, but I know a thing or two about my profession. There are certain great names from the past that I draw a lot […]

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Gates of Hell Part II: Fulci’s The Beyond

Jan 06, 2015 1 Comment

Lucio Fulci has never hidden his admiration for Antonin Artaud, the French Surrealist who first articulated the idea of the “Theatre of Cruelty.” According to his 1938 book The Theatre and Its Double, Artaud envisioned the Theatre of Cruelty as a decidedly nonlinear form of performance art that eschewed such typically Western niceties as a […]

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Ravenous Monster 2014 Year in Horror

Jan 01, 2015 No Comments

Happy New Year, you sickos! A handful of our contributors offered up their favorite bits of horror media from the past year.  Check it out, Horror Fans…. Justin Hamelin: I will be the first to admit, I fell off of my horror game quite a bit in 2014.  Not only did I miss out on […]

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Gates of Hell Part I: Fulci’s City of the Living Dead

Dec 16, 2014 1 Comment

There’s a reason why the so-called Gates of Hell trilogy is unofficial. By remaining provisional, the three films made by Italian film director Lucio Fulci between 1980 and 1981 bypass the thorny issues of cohesiveness and a logical, overarching narrative. Although, they’re all vaguely Lovecraftian in some way, the Gates of Hell films are all […]

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Arterial Homes for Robotic Golems: Robert Bloch in the Movies Part Three

Nov 19, 2014 No Comments

Anthologies from Hell, Part Two: The House That Dripped Blood After The Torture Garden, Bloch and Amicus would not make another film together for four years. In that time Bloch continued to write for himself and for television, while Amicus kept trying to outdo and outsell Hammer. During the sixties, Amicus was on the losing […]

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Horns: Book vs. Movie

Nov 04, 2014 3 Comments

As a very big fan of Joe Hill’s sophomore novel Horns, I was awaiting Alexandre Aja’s film adaptation with much anticipation. Piranha and Haute Tension are great movies, showing a diversity of ability.  Even his weaker efforts such as Mirrors and The Hills Have Eyes remake are never dull, and his direction is always exciting […]

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Ghoulies & Ghosties & Long-Leggedy Beasties X: Halloween 2014 Edition

Oct 30, 2014 No Comments

Shit. I haven’t written a Ghoulies & Ghosties & Long-Leggedy Beasties column since June, which means that I owe you, Savage Readers.  In fact, by my calculations, I owe you a good six GGLLB installments to make up for it.  And I’m a horror fan of the old tradition, which means I live by a […]

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