Chopping Mall has earned its cult status for many good reasons. It’s fast-paced, it has a totally 1980s setting, it has one of the best exploding heads in all of horror cinema, and its villains are killer robots. And now, thanks to the Vestron Video Collector’s Series of snazzy Blu-rays, it’s never looked better.
It is a sad day for horror-movie cultists: Herschell Gordon Lewis, the “Godfather of Gore” and director of exploitation classics like Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs!, and The Wizard of Gore, has died at age 87.
Teddy bears make a sweet gift when you’re dating someone, but when the relationship goes south, it’s often the plush toy that suffers. In the short film Teddy Bears are for Lovers, a group of long-suffering teddies decide to team up against the guy they feel did their owners wrong.
Based on what we’ve seen so far, we’re very excited for Syfy’s new horror anthology series Channel Zero, which is inspired by creepypasta tales. Season one, subtitled Candle Cove, kicks off October 11. Season two, The No-End House, arrives in 2017, and it’ll be directed by indie filmmaker Steven Piet.
There’s nothing Hollywood loves more than trying to replicate the success of something that came before by copying it, remaking it, rebooting it, or giving it a sequel. Fortunately, Stranger Things was so good that whatever imitators it spawns will hopefully be worthwhile. Enter Snapshot 1988.
The Exorcist, a new TV series inspired by the 1973 horror classic, premieres tonight on Fox. The first episode is strong, setting up multiple narratives, introducing compelling characters, and delivering shriek-worthy scares. The rest of the season has a lot to live up to, but by the grace of Pazuzu, it’s totally…
El Rey, the Robert Rodriguez-founded network that specializes in cleverly-programmed B-movies (like the “Kaijuly Roarth” Godzilla marathon that ran July 4), is launching a series of specials highlighting new short films. The first entry will be all horror—and will be hosted by John Carpenter.
Horror rendered in black-and-white can convey a haunting quality that the goriest of blood-reds could never dream of achieving. No wonder contemporary filmmakers are still fond of it. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a recent example—as is The Eyes of My Mother, from writer-director Nicolas Pesce.
Hulu’s new series, Freakish, was created by AwesomenessTV, which means its cast is filled with young social media stars you’ve never heard of. Still, the premise—high schoolers are menaced by mutants spawned after an accident at the local chemical plant—sounds pleasingly like a retro monster movie.
Ash vs Evil Dead returns to Starz on October 2, and we’re so excited we’re willing to forgive that this promo taps a fairly tired concept by patterning itself after an episode of MTV’s Cribs. That said ... when was the last time Cribs zoomed in on a chainsaw? Grab a cold, in-jokey can of Shemps and enjoy.
The world of horror lost one of its icons in January, when Angus Scrimm passed away at the age of 89. Fortunately for his fans, the actor was able to film one last turn as Phantasm’s evil Tall Man—and now we’re getting the first look at that performance in this first trailer for Phantasm: Ravager.
The first six-episode cycle of Syfy’s new horror anthology series, Channel Zero, takes inspiration from the creepypasta story Candle Cove, about a kiddie TV show that lingers in the memory and maybe causes terrible things to happen in the real world, too. The first promo is here, and it makes American Horror Story…
Movies about bad-seed kids are nothing new—there’s an entire horror subgenre devoted to them. But Netflix’s Little Evil actually brings something new to the table by being a horror comedy, and it one-ups movies like Problem Child by suggesting the menacing moppet at its center might be the Antichrist.
At least the Elm Street kids could fight back against Freddy Krueger. In Dead Awake, from the writer of Final Destination, the victims suffer from sleep paralysis, which means they can’t move a muscle when confronted by night terrors. Which, since this is a horror movie, are actual monsters, not hallucinations.
Yesterday, director David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) posted a peek at himself and his haunted-doll star on the set of the James Wan-produced Annabelle 2, the sequel to the hit that was spun off Wan’s The Conjuring. Today, we got the first teaser, in which Miranda Otto discovers a creepy li’l tea party. See both below.
“Don’t say it, don’t think it.” Get ready to repeat that for the rest of the day. In The Bye Bye Man, a new horror film coming out in January, the villain gains strength not just when you say his name, but when you think about him, and the new trailer won’t let you forget it.
Jason Clarke will join Helen Mirren in Winchester, a supernatural thriller about eccentric firearms heiress Sarah Winchester. Her legacy is a mansion that took shape over 38 years of continuous construction... because she believed the ghosts of people killed by Winchester rifles wanted her do it. As you might guess,…
Horror writer-director Mike Flanagan made a name for himself with uniquely creepy films like Absentia and Oculus; this year, he’s had Hush and the upcoming Ouija: Origin of Evil. He’s been circling an adaptation of Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game since 2014, and the project is now underway thanks to Netflix.
Marcus Alqueres, whose superhero short Flying Man was optioned by Sony last year, takes on the horror genre with Lasiurus. It’s about a guy who’s so lost in his routine—and, unfortunately, has also forgotten to charge his phone—that he doesn’t notice that doomsday is happening all around him.
American Horror Story’s sixth season begins next week, praise be to Twisty the Clown, and we can finally see if the show will live up to its intricately deceptive marketing. What is the theme? Is it The Mist, which still sounds awfully vague? Or is this arrestingly horrific new promo giving us a taste of what’s coming?