The Cabin in the Woods Movie Review

Apr 15, 2012 No Comments

The Cabin in the Woods might be the most generic title for a horror movie you’ll ever hear, but I’m willing to bet it will be the most creative horror movie you’ll ever see.  Co-writer Joss Whedon has called the film “a very loving hate letter” to the genre we all love. This is a […]

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Plague Town: An Ashley Parker Novel Review

Apr 08, 2012 2 Comments

Last week, author Dana Fredsti’s Plague Town: An Ashley Parker Novel was unleashed upon unsuspecting horror fans by a sinister entity known as Titan Books.  And while Ashley Parker deserves top billing, the novel is, in fact, a full on zombie book.  Scared yet?  Another.  Zombie.  Book.  Now, before you start moaning and groaning (like […]

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Clerical Terrors: How to Translate a Tome of Eldritch Horror…

Apr 01, 2012 6 Comments

Clerical Terrors: How to Translate a Tome of Eldritch Horror Without Looking Like a Dumb-Ass[1]  Arabic is a nuanced language of great complexity, and mistakes are easy to make for the newcomer.  I learned this the hard way when I asked a pharmacist for insecticide because we had a problem with buffaloes, or told a […]

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The Walking Dead Season 2 Final Grade

Mar 25, 2012 No Comments

SPOILERS AHEAD! Season two of The Walking Dead on AMC is now safely in the rearview mirror and after unabashedly heaping praise upon this rare gem of TV terror in my Midterm Report Card, my initial take on the first half of season two remains true: The Walking Dead is among the very best television […]

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DEAD Journal: The Movie Review

Mar 18, 2012 No Comments

The review you’re currently perusing is the final installment of the DEAD Journal series at RavenousMonster.com.  The series, subtitled “Diary of an Indie Filmmaker”, is just that.  In early 2011, RavMon contributor Justin Hamelin brought to my attention his plans to direct his first short film entitled DEAD..  We discussed it and decided to document […]

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Michael Myers: The Ultimate Boogeyman

Mar 11, 2012 3 Comments

It has been 34 years since John Carpenter played that now infamous piano melody in a 5/4 time signature. Who would have ever thought that such a tune would strike fear into so many individuals? John Carpenter? Maybe. If he didn’t, I can’t imagine why he and a few others would have put so much […]

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Scripts from the Crypt: Horror Anthologies Part 1

Mar 04, 2012 No Comments

Greetings, fear fiends! It is certainly true to say that we lovers of the macabre and the morbid are not satisfied with just one scary story…we like them to come in bunches! Hence, the great popularity of horror anthologies, in both printed and film form. As a young medical deviant, most of my exposure to […]

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13 Women in Horror Month Movies to Die For

Feb 23, 2012 No Comments

Over the last century-plus of cinema (the first known horror movie was shot in 1896 — Le Manoir Du Diable), the horror genre has evolved and revolved, broken down and built up, reused and recycled.  Ideas have been created and recreated, icons have been made and careers have been resuscitated. Like all genres of film, […]

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Christine M. Soltis: A Woman in Horror

Feb 16, 2012 1 Comment

“The Mothman is coming to get you.” From first recollection, these are the words that once haunted me.  Most would substitute the above phrase with the words, “Barbara, they’re coming to get you,” and it would have the same effect on them as this did on me.  But not I–It was the Mothman who was […]

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Women in Horror Month: Amy Henning’s Soul Reaver

Feb 08, 2012 No Comments

For all my bashing of Stephanie Meyer, I have to give the devil her sparkly due–I thought vampires were lame long before Twilight came out.  Back in 2002, I declared one drunken night to my buddy Alex, “I have an axiom.”  I said it in the voice I thought I would reserve for the day […]

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