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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Welcome to Women in Horror Month: An Exclusive Essay by the Twisted Twins

Feb 01, 2012 No Comments

Jen and Sylvia Soska, AKA the Twisted Twins, were kind enough to pen this Ravenous Monster exclusive introducing Women in Horror Month. Please check out their website and purchase your copy of Dead Hooker in a Trunk on DVD! Read on, Fright Fans…. It’s February and with it comes something very special. No, not just that […]

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Movies that Should Be Considered Horror: The Grey Movie Review

Jan 29, 2012 2 Comments

WARNING SPOILER ALERT Liam Neeson fights for his life against a pack of bloodthirsty wolves in The Grey—the action, adventure, drama that just hit theaters this weekend. Though its officially been caste into the abovementioned genres, I think upon closer examination that it could easily be labeled as a horror film not because it was […]

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Lucky McKee: Fear and Feminism

Jan 22, 2012 No Comments

Independent films, especially in the horror genre, are a whole different ballgame than their Tinsel Town counterparts. These lower budget productions are all but completely judged on their ingenuity, shock level, and squirm factor. It should come as no surprise that independent horror has leapfrogged the Hollywood opposition over the last several years, if not […]

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Interview with Filmmaker Jason T Swinchock

Jan 15, 2012 1 Comment

It’s no secret; Amazon may soon begin to rule the world of video accessibility.  For now at least, Amazon is giving its competitors a run for their money.  Since Amazon began granting “instant video” access to subscribers last year, renting, buying or uploading movies is a simple process, completed in just a few clicks. Back […]

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