Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark Movie Review

Aug 28, 2011 No Comments

In 1973 a made-for-TV movie scared and inspired future cretin creator Guillermo del Toro so much that it’s stuck with him for nearly forty years.  And after much hype and plenty of creepy commercials, the del Toro-produced and co-written remake of ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ lives up to most of the manufactured anticipation […]

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Alma Movie Review: A Concise Creepy Doll Nightmare

Aug 20, 2011 3 Comments

This is more of an artistic critique, over film review, so as not to distract with spoilers. The moral in this sublime animated fable is actually a crusting of several worn, oft-spoken and trite truisms any child of the Bible belt or seasoned guru quipper knows: “Curiosity killed the cat.” “Be careful what you wish […]

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Movie Review

Aug 13, 2011 No Comments

Ravenous horror humorist, Billy Boyce is back with more amusing musings on the latest genre output…. When I heard this movie was in pre-production, I was stoked. When I heard that the West Londoner, and motion capture expert, Andy Serkis was on board, I cried tears of joy. When I heard Marky Mark Wahlberg was […]

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DEAD Journal: Diary of an Indie Filmmaker 3

Aug 07, 2011 No Comments

As yet another summer melts away, the realization that I have a pending film premiere in roughly three months is starting to set in. For me, the biggest challenges have been the most fun aspects of this process. There are still plenty of things to do before ‘DEAD.’ is ready to hit the projection screen […]

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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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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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