I’m the kind of horror fan who goes the extra mile to find something I haven’t seen yet. I love the obscure, the rare and the unreleased. To say I collect horror films would be putting it lightly. More accurately speaking, I stop at NOTHING to get what I’m after. Money, travel and uncertainty can’t [...]
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 success of Blanche Knott’s Truly Tasteless Jokes spawned numerous rip-offs in the early 80s. Julius Alvin cashed in on the raunchy joke book craze with the Gross Jokes series. Gross Gifts, the entry from 1983, skips the usual dead baby material and focuses on “everything from gross cosmetics to gross movies to gross vacations.” The “gross [...]
Hollywood Monster, Robert Englund’s autobiography, is really an exceptional book. Some actors use autobiographies as vanity pieces and fill them with anecdotes about how great they were way back when. That isn’t the case with Hollywood Monster. Englund became a cultural icon as Freddy Krueger but comes across as a humble actor who’s quick to praise the directors, [...]
If you’ve ever wondered why an actress who wanted to escape her Scream Queen persona would do six horror flicks in a row, or why Curtis’ hair looked so bad in Halloween II, the answers are all here, folks!
Teenage Wasteland is a welcome addition to the list of essential books about horror movies that includes Michael Weldon’s Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film, John McCarty’s Official Splatter Movie Guide and Stephen Thrower’s Nightmare U.S.A.
Robert Bloch claimed the exploits of Ed Gein, Wisconsin murderer and grave robber, inspired him to write Psycho. After reading Bloch’s landmark novel for the article “The Forgotten Norman Bates”, I believe I’ve uncovered another inspiration for one of Norman Bates’ personalities. The Norman Bates who steals his mother’s body, dresses in her clothes, and murders Mary Crane [...]
Here’s the original script for Bill Lustig’s MANIAC COP, titled simply “Cordell” by master screenwriter Larry Cohen. Cordell (aka Maniac Cop) (3.16meg) July 7th 1987 Draft by Larry Cohen – PDF format Innocent people are being brutally murdered on the streets of New York by a uniformed police officer. As the death toll rises and [...]
According to IMDB there were 3 sets of writers on this, John Saxton, Peter Jobin & Timothy Bond, and un uncredited John Beaird. This script, which popped up on Megaupload, is a direct scan of the screenplay which perhaps tellingly has no credited writer on the cover sheet. What you’ll get a kick out of, [...]
It all starts with the screenplay. Whether you liked the HALLOWEEN redux or not, it’s worth taking a look at the original script to see how the project developed from paper to screen. Halloween – Early draft script by Rob Zombie – PDF format After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown [...]