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How To Survive A Horror Movie (2007) Book Review

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. [...]

Nightmare USA

The bible for all horror movie lovers.

Freddy Krueger's Memoirs Out Soon!

Over the last twenty-five years, Robert Englund has become one of the greatest icons of modern horror cinema with his turn as the demonic child murderer Freddy Krueger in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

Legacy Of Blood: The Jim Harper Interview (2004)

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. [...]

Book Review: Deadly Detention

A notch above most Young Adult thrillers thanks to its author’s dryly humorous tone, Deadly Detention is a playful riff on school-set slasher movies that whistles along swiftly and keeps up the suspense to the end. Think back to the 1985 John Hughes movie The Breakfast Club and, if you’re anything like me, you’ll remember [...]

Split Image: The Life of Anthony Perkins

Charles Winecoff’s biography on the late, great slasher icon Anthony Perkins reveals the actor was much more complex, more troubled, and sometimes more crazed than any of the characters he portrayed. Now, out of respect to Perkins, I’m not going into all of the lurid details of his private life, but I will mention his [...]