The Toolbox Reopens

2003’s The Toolbox Murders showed Tobe Hooper at the top of his form. He wrestled a semi-obscure piece of 70s filth to the ground and rebuilt it in his own image, with the aid of equally unhinged writers Adam Gierasch & Jace Anderson, unchaining arguably his best film since Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. The film […]

RETRO SLASHERS EXCLUSIVE: Elm Street Remake Script Review

Before we get down to why we’re here, let’s take a moment to discuss remakes in general. The prevailing knee-jerk sentiment among many fans is that remakes are the work of the devil. And why not; the simple fact is, most remakes tend to be inferior, if not outright destructive to the beloved film that […]

Paper Cuts: Body Count

Ahh, where to begin? I suppose a little background is in order before we dive into the autopsy. Back in the 80s, at the height of the black and white indy comics boom, a handful of publishers had established themselves as the premier purveyors of the form. This included Dark Horse (making a splash with […]

Cropsey…He's Real

A documentary recently came to my attention that simply blew my mind, and I assumed might many of you as well, but I held off on reporting it, because I was sure–sure–someone else would get to it, probably right as I was typing mine up. It just seemed like such a given! Well, some days […]

Welcome Back To The Funhouse

You got a purty mouth…. A remake of Tobe Hooper’s underrated 1981 monster/slasher hybrid The Funhouse has been bandied about for a couple of years now, so it’s ‘upcoming’ status isn’t really news. However, only recently the project seems to be gaining traction. Remake-mongers Strike Entertainment (production arm of Universal), who previously hit gold with […]

Terror Train rolls back into town

Some of you may no doubt recall a remake of Terror Train was announced by Lionsgate a ways back, set to star the lovely former A-list darling Thora Birch. Imaginatively rechristened Train, the project strangely morphed into a knockoff of Hostel 2, and was relegated to the shelf, where it remains to this day. 100% […]