Category: horror

Must See TV

Oh, SyFy, maybe you cancel everything I love, but I can’t quit you. On one hand, this is the network that has brought us several unasked-for Sharknadoes. On the other, it gave us The Expanse, which, to be fair, it also canceled, but just realizing a multilayered, dense, […]

Grendel Hates You

There’s a killer watching a house lit up against the trees. And he hates the noise, the music, the light. He hates the drinking and the bragging. He hates “the sounds of joy.” He hates everyone inside. And he waits for his chance to put an end to […]

It’s a Dead Man’s Party

It’s one of my favorites and I own at least three versions, but 1959’s classic House on Haunted Hill has always felt a little more like a haunted hayride than a movie to me. I bet the shade of showman architect William Castle cackles around his cigar at that. […]

Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Ugly

Low-budget, but high audacity, and maybe sometimes just high, Charles Band’s Full Moon production company made fun, schlocky, direct-to-video horror and sci-fi its hallmark through a couple iterations in the 1990s, loading Blockbuster shelves full of guilty pleasures and fan favorites like Puppet Master and Trancers. And while […]