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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...

Lucio Fulci

Gore Monger: How Lucio Fulci Helped Redefine Italian Horror

To some degree Italian horror used to dictate the landscape of American horror. The Giallo films of yesteryear, for example, paved the way for the American slasher film. Directors like Dario Argento w...

Return of the Living Dead 3

Return of the Living Dead 3 is a Criminally Underrated Zombie Film (Here’s Why)

In the name alone, Return of the Living Dead 3 sounds like a horror movie worth avoiding. Sure, Return of the Living Dead is a heralded cult classic, but how much room to grow is there in a franchise ...

Dawn of the Dead - alternate cuts

Dawn of the Dead Painted the Perfect Picture of a Consumer Apocalypse

George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead was an absolutely revolutionary horror picture. It was made for no money but you wouldn’t know that by looking at it. And people latched onto it in a ...

Blu-Ray Review – Train to Busan Keeps the Zombie Genre Alive (Undead?)

It begins with the resurrection of a dead deer on the road, and ends with an exciting and startlingly emotional climax that will make you excited about zombie movies again. The South Korean flick Trai...

Dawn of the Dead - alternate cuts

Why George Romero is Both Right and Wrong About Mainstream Zombies

Recently, George Romero said that he blames shows like The Walking Dead and blockbusters like World War Z for why he can’t find funding for a zombie project of his own anymore. His words caused an upr...

Day of the Dead

Why Day of the Dead Might Be the Best of Romero’s Dead Trilogy

George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead is the concluding chapter of his original trilogy. He would go on to make three more zombie films in later years that would not find as much critical success, althou...

Night of the Comet

How Night of the Comet Lightened the Apocalypse

There were a lot of end-of-the-world movies made in the 1980’s. Unlike the swarm of natural disaster flicks that would begin to follow in the 1990’s, these films were usually delved into science-ficti...

House of Re-Animator -

A Very Good Head on His Shoulders: Revisiting Re-Animator

The best adaptation of the works of H.P. Lovecraft to date and simply one of the best horror comedies ever made, Re-Animator is classic splatter movie cinema. It’s quirky, gorgeous splatter slap...

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