“You are neither cold nor hot. So because you are lukewarm, I will spew you out of my mouth.” – Gangs of New York or the Bible, take your pick. Either way, it fairly sums up my feelings about Dark Skies. Early looks had given me hope – scary sci-fi is as rare as a unicorn fart – but it turned out to be just one more instance of trailer hype. Read more »
All top ten lists are highly subjective, so let’s just be clear here: these are MY top 10 creature features, not the results of scientifically sound survey or research. Oh, and I limited my selection to ‘inhumanoid’ creatures, so humanoid monsters like Hannibal Lecter and Dracula are not in this list. Obviously, not everyone’s favorite creatures will be included — that’s what the comments section is for, so comment away! Who knows, maybe I forgot one… Read more »
There are many new indie projects that we’re really excited about, but one that particularly caught my eye recently is Lord of Tears.
Shot against the backdrop of the Scottish Highlands, the cinematography is absolutely stunning and the atmosphere, while familiar (especially to fans of the sort of films produced by Hammer,) is chilling, nevertheless.
It’s a story of nightmares and monsters, with a unique antagonist that you’re not likely to forget. Read more »
JOSH: Kara and I both dig the novel John Dies at the End. I just stumbled upon it a couple years ago, hoping to find a horror story that would actually scare me. That wasn’t exactly JDatE’s strongest suit, but I loved its perverse sense of humor, trippy meta-narrative, and blasts of ultra-gore. And who would seem better to visualize that story than Phantasm and Bubba Ho-Tep director Don Coscarelli? Read more »
While horror-themed music is represented in almost every musical genre, a good deal of it resides in the “punk” or “metal” category. Yes, horror-rap is available (horrorcore rapper Necro, for starters, and I think there may be a group that consists of rapping clowns, but I’m not sure…), and horror-themed surf is readily available (check out Thee Cormans for an excellent example, then maybe move on to The Bomboras or The Ghastly Ones), but horror-country? It’s not really a genre mash-up that’s been properly explored. Sure, there’s a ton of psychobilly available, but when it comes to honest-to-God country and bluegrass horror-themed music, there aren’t very many choices. Read more »