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Joseph Loveless

Was Freddy Krueger’s Body Just Identified?

On the first day of the new year, it was reported that the bones of Joseph Henry Loveless, bootlegger and murderer, had finally been identified. In 1979 his torso was found in in a burlap sack in a ca...

Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger

Ten of the Most Vicious Freddy Krueger Kills

The Nightmare on Elm Street series gave birth to one of the most iconic boogeymen ever to stalk the screen: razor-clawed, Christmas sweater wearing, profoundly burned madman Freddy Krueger. With the a...

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day (1980) is a Brutal Revenge Thriller [Retrospective]

Mother’s Day (1980) follows Abbey, Trina, and Jackie, who were roommates and best friends in college, as they embark on their annual weekend getaway. Each year, one of the girlfriends plans a surprise...

The Changeling Horror movies that need to be remade

The Changeling is a Classic and Underrated Haunted House Tale [Retrospective]

When a tragic accident costs John (George C. Scott) his wife and daughter, he believes a change of scenery will do him good. He subsequently moves from his east coast dwelling to Washington State. Onc...

Creepshow

How Creepshow Perfectly Recaptures the EC Comics

The EC comics of the 1950’s were revolutionary. In some ways, they were the decade’s only source of horror. On screen, nearly all horror was science fiction, to at least some degree. There was no sepa...

Curtains 1983

Curtains is a Forgotten Slasher that Should be Rediscovered [Retrospective]

Curtains is very much a lost classic of the ‘80s. It is a bit bizarre and a little unorthodox for a slasher picture but it does still cling to many of the horror film tropes fans have come to know and...

Night of the Creeps

Night of the Creeps Revitalized the ’50s Monster Movie

During the 1980s, there were a lot of films that tried to recapture the spirit of the 1950s monster movie. They weren’t just limited to horror either. Everything from Gremlins to E.T. to Stand by Me t...

Friday the 13th

Six Reasons We’re Still Nostalgic For ’80s Horror

The 1980s are considered by a great number of fans to be the golden age of horror cinema. A lot of people grew up in the era, so it is only natural that they are so affected by the movies made within ...

Friday the 13th

Four Friday the 13th Spinoffs We Wish Existed

The Friday the 13th series is loaded with entertaining characters that are not hulking behemoths in hockey masks. Whether they be good, bad, or completely incompetent, those that stand out are always ...

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