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Review: The Crooked Man Is An Entertaining, Well-rounded Monster Movie

The Crooked Man is a fun, teenage monster movie–a fun thrill ride from start to finish, in all the most literal sense. As the film opens, we are introduced to a gaggle of young women trying to h...

CHUD 1984

Why C.H.U.D. is a Shockingly Environmentally Conscious Monster Movie

As a horror fan, you go into something like C.H.U.D. with certain expectations. There are always the films we know have something to say and watch with a deeper understanding of the themes and cultura...

Rawhead Rex - creature features

How Rawhead Rex Explored Celtic Horror in New Ways

Clive Barker has had a lot of success on the screen. But then, of course, there are the movies that came early in his career. Barker was so disappointed with his early work in film as a screenwriter t...

Carnosaur 1993

How Carnosaur Beat Jurassic Park to the Punch (We Can’t Believe it Either)

Carnosaur is widely known as a rip off of Jurassic Park. The idea makes sense. After all, Jurassic Park was the biggest hit of 1993 and it built up a lot of hype even before it was released, making it...

Bigger is Better: Old-School Giant Monster Flicks That Shockingly Hold Up

We tend to think of giant monster flicks as a thing of the past. Even Japan has seemed to quiet down on Kaiju features for the most part. But recent features like Cloverfield, Godzilla, Pacific Rim an...

The Thing - Creature Comforts: The Lost Art of the Monster Movie

Creature Comforts: The Lost Art of the Monster Movie

Horror fans love monsters. That’s what got many of us into the genre as children. We love to see creatures that don’t exist, that we can imagine existing in our world. Monsters we could imagine oursel...

Rawhead Rex - creature features

Eight Creature Features That Were Completely Forgotten

Creature features, monster movies, whatever name you attribute to them, they’ve become something of a lost art within the horror genre. They don’t get made anymore, simply because the budgets are too ...

Alligator 1980

Why Alligator is a Jaws Ripoff that Works Way too Well

Jaws opened up the door for dozens, if not hundreds of imitators. It makes sense when you think about it. Jaws created the blockbuster, after all. It was the first major box office hit of that magnitu...

The Gingerdead Man

Why the Gingerdead Man deserves more respect than it gets

Now, let’s be honest. I am not going to sit here and try to tell you that the Gingerdead Man is the greatest piece of cinema that has been created within the last twenty years or that is the best holi...

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