Thomas Ellison

Review: Horror House (1969)

Review: Horror House (1969)

Studio tampering is a time (dis)honored tradition in the slasher genre. Horror House, A.K.A. The Haunted House of Horror, a forgotten little British chiller, is an early example of a studio destroying a film by radically changing storylines with unnecessary reshoots made without the director’s input.

The 7 Best Slasher Movie Party Scenes

The 7 Best Slasher Movie Party Scenes

Parties play a major role in many slasher films. Sometimes the party sets off the killer (My Bloody Valentine, The Prowler) and sometimes people pick the wrong place to have a good time (Killer Party, Hell Night, House on Sorority Row). We’ll start with the best ones and work our way down.

The Slasher Witch Hunt 6: The Slasher Law

The Slasher Witch Hunt 6: The Slasher Law

Harpool claimed the law was designed to keep children under 17 from renting or buying any video that included graphic materials.

Lost Slashers: Pitchfork Massacre (1984)

Lost Slashers: Pitchfork Massacre (1984)

The film played for one week then vanished. It has never been mentioned since… until now.

Book Review: Unmasked – Kane Hodder Biography

Unmasked: The True Life Story of the World’s Most Prolific, Cinematic Killer is one of the most amazing autobiographies I have ever read. Kane Hodder grabs the reader by the throat and drags them through his personal heaven (growing up on an island in the South Pacific, becoming a slasher icon) and hell (brutal beatings from [...]

The Basement (1989) Big-Box Review Part 2: Video Violence

Camp Motion Pictures new release The Basement includes Video Violence and Video Violence 2, two sov slashers I love more than I should.  Having both films on one disc is great since tracking down the films on vhs is a damn difficult task.  The first Video Violence, which tells the story of a video store owner who discovers his customers are producing snuff films, is really [...]