Book Review – Teenage Wasteland: The Slasher Movie Uncut

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.

Mother isn’t very well: Robert E. Howard’s connection to Norman Bates

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 […]

Madman, Maniac in Fango #297

Retro Slasher fans should keep an eye out for Fangoria #297.  The issue features interviews with Madman producer Gary Sales and Maniac director William Lustig.  There’s also an interview with Adam (Hatchet II) Green which gives insight into the hell he went through dealing with the MPAA.  Adding to the slasher nostalgia theme of Fango […]

Jason vs Leatherface

In 1995, Topps Comics published Jason vs Leatherface, a three issue limited series that brought together two slasher icons for the first time.  The series features gruesome cover art by Simon Bisley, a story by Nancy (Sunglasses After Dark) Collins, and plenty of gory artwork from Jeff Butler.  Each issue concludes with a short article on slasher films or the […]

Maniac Cop Screenplay

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 […]

Freddy Krueger’s A Nightmare on Elm Street magazine

In 1989 Marvel Comics gave Freddy Krueger is own black and white magazine.  The magazine only lasted for two issues due to the outcry from angry parents.  Marvel wanted no part of the controversy and cancelled the book before the sales figures for the first issue came in, at least that was the popular theory going […]