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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Interview with Author Madeleine Roux

Jul 17, 2011 No Comments

My path to this interview was a strange one.  Let me explain: Back in February I was reading through Fangoria issue 301, cover-to-cover as I’m wont to do, when I got to the book reviews section.  The featured “Book of the Month” was yet another zombie novel.  This one was called Allison Hewitt is Trapped […]

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Interview with Author and Musician Jeremy Wagner

Jul 09, 2011 1 Comment

Jeremy Wagner has bestowed the horror genre with sick and twisted offerings for over twenty years now.  As guitarist and lyricist for the band Broken Hope – a progenitor of brutal American death metal, and more recently as a novelist, Wagner has been attacking the mainstream on multiple fronts.  But it’s never come quickly or easily.  […]

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DEAD Journal: Diary of an Indie Filmmaker 2

Jul 03, 2011 No Comments

The Master of Splatter, Tom Savini, once said, “Limitations, like no money, always make you more creative and the fun is creating that stuff.” I have always had a hyperactive imagination. The film bug first bit me as a freshman in high school. On a boring summer weekend with my sister and me hosting our […]

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Zombies Unlimited: Closer to Death Album Review

Jun 24, 2011 No Comments

John Morrone, veteran writer for the horror webzine Bloody-Disgusting.com, is unleashing his musical talents on the world in the form of Zombies Unlimited. According to the official website, Zombies Unlimited is dedicated to creating low-cost, original music for independent horror and sci-fi movie soundtracks. This music comes to us in the form of techno, a […]

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DEAD Journal: Diary of an Indie Filmmaker 1

Jun 19, 2011 1 Comment

My name is Justin Hamelin. I am a horror nut. Over the years, feeding my appetite with the classic films and reading every book Stephen King has ever written was sufficient. As I’ve grown older, my lust for the macabre has become insatiable. I look at folks like John Carpenter, Stephen King, Ingrid Pitt, Svengoolie, […]

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Troll Hunter Movie Review

Jun 10, 2011 1 Comment

Does chasing after marauding trolls through the Norwegian countryside and taking them out with a bevy of homemade specialized weapons sound like fun? Of course it does. Did I mention that these aren’t the cute, fuzzy little critters that sit on the end of your pencil? This weekend, American audiences will have a limited opportunity […]

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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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