Horror fiction writers were slow to take up the slasher mantle back in the early 80′s even though celluloid stalkers were carving up hefty profits at the box-office. Anyone scanning paperback racks at the corner market were more likely to find novels about demon possessed houses, Stephen King rip-offs featuring evil little kids with psychic [...]
Talk about finding a diamond among a bunch of worthless rocks. I first saw Seth Grahame-Smith’s excellent book on a new release table sandwiched between mountains of Oprah’s latest Book of the Month and literary dreck that folks buy but never read. The cover, featuring a bloody gash through the title, is definitely an eye-catcher. [...]
The bible for all horror movie lovers.
Jim Harper has written a book about the slasher genre entitled LEGACY OF BLOOD: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO SLASHER MOVIES, released in the UK in 2004. The blurb reads: The “slasher” movie is the bloodiest incarnation of the modern horror film, tainted by criticisms of misogyny, yet remaining-on and off-a box-office draw for 30 years. [...]
Fangoria magazine reached a major milestone this month when issue 284 hit stands. It’s been thirty years since Fango’s first issue, sporting Godzilla as cover monster of the month, was unleashed on horror fans. Fangoria is officially the longest running horror magazine in history. This is quite a feat considering the numerous problems that plagued [...]
For those unawheres, we transcribed & posted the screenplay for SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT PART 2 a few Xmas’s ago and still keep a copy on the server for all to enjoy.
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 [...]
Fans of the movie The Incubus, a demon flick filmed like a slasher movie, will be surprised if they read Ray Russell’s original novel. The book is obviously influenced by H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos with a bit of Blatty’s The Exorcist and a dash of Penthouse Letters thrown in to spice things up. My love [...]
Slashers, by and large, are creatures of the cinema. And cinema breeds many things…trends, fads, new genres and subgenres…but beyond all else, cinema breeds fans. Fanboys….nerds. Cinema breeds nerds, lets not mince words. Hey, I’m a nerd, and I’m damned proud of it. And as many of you already know, nerds do more than just [...]
Back in the late 1970′s Tobe Hooper was set to direct a film titled The Mutilator, a simple tale concerning either the adventures of a zombie slasher or an escaped mongoloid, depending on which Hollywood Urban Legend you read. Hooper only lasted a day behind the camera and was replaced by Bud Cardos. The script [...]