Interview with Late Night Horror Host Rich “Freakshow” Peterson

Sep 25, 2011 No Comments

Sometimes the most inspirational epiphanies strike during the unlikeliest times.  Take Rich “Freakshow” Peterson for example.  The self-made late night horror host and director of the Madison Horror Film Fest was neither of those things five years ago when he was kicking back on the couch, squeezing in the last bit of available rest and […]

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Dead Hooker in a Trunk: An Indie Exploitation Exposé

Sep 18, 2011 No Comments

In early 2010, I caught wind of a film hailing from Canada that had the indie world abuzz. I did a little research and was immediately dragged into the hype. Two beautiful twins who coined themselves the Twisted Twins had made a faux-grindhouse trailer and showed it at their film school’s graduation ceremony. Half the […]

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Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Leggedy Beasties I: Vampires

Sep 11, 2011 No Comments

From ghoulies and ghosties And long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord deliver us! –Scottish Prayer When I was a kid I really wanted to study dinosaurs, then I wanted to study sharks, then I wanted to study reptiles, then I wanted to write horror.  My Mom and I used […]

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Apollo 18 Movie Review

Sep 05, 2011 No Comments

Although delayed about as many times as an actual space launch, Gonzalo López-Gallego’s Apollo 18 finally achieved lift off on September 2nd after six changes in its release date. A Wikileaks-style release of footage at lunartruth.com reveals the real fate of the last mission to Earth’s proverbial satellite. This found footage sci-fi movie purports to tell […]

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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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