2015/05/26 01:00:11 UTC by Heather Wixson

FrogsWith Memorial Day behind us and summer just right around the corner, the horror and sci-fi home releases are really begin to heat up as we’ve got a bunch of great cult classics and new indie genre films to look forward to this Tuesday. Scream Factory is giving fans a double dose of double features with their The Food of the Gods/Frogs and Empire of the Ants/Jaws of Satan Blu-rays and we’ve also got the latest from Dark Sky Films- Let Us Prey- arriving on both Blu-ray and DVD on May 26th. Read More

2015/05/23 18:53:37 UTC by Scott Drebit

Deep-Red-box

My first foray into Italian horror was Lucio Fulci’s Zombie (1980), seen as a delightfully repulsed 10 year old. However, Dario Argento’s Deep Red (Profondo Rosso if you’re Italian) was the first Italian horror film that actually intrigued me; same age, but very different feelings. The repulsion was there, that base fear, but set within a framework of beautifully rendered images. I didn’t know much about art, but it felt like that’s what I was watching. Read More

2015/05/22 22:37:55 UTC by Heather Wixson

Johnny-Box

On May 26th, 1995, music video director and artist Robert Longo made his directorial debut with Johnny Mnemonic, an adaptation of William Gibson’s futuristic short story of the same name (Gibson also penned the screenplay) that starred Keanu Reeves in the titular role as a “mnemonic courier” who finds himself in the middle of a corporate conspiracy with implications for all of mankind. Read More

2015/05/22 20:46:44 UTC by Monte Yazzie

Poltergeist-620-01

"They’re here." The 1982 horror classic Poltergeist, directed by Toby Hooper of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre fame, and highly influenced by Steven Spielberg, has been an influence for many horror films since its release. It's no surprise, especially for a horror film, that a remake would be inevitable. How does one fill the shoes of the original Poltergeist? You don’t. It’s impossible. Director Gil Kenan, who directed 2006’s animated Monster House, takes on the unenvied task of updating Poltergeist. With a few accomplished scenes and set pieces, this updated product hits all the highlights, but looses all the substance that made the original a portrait of quaint suburban life turned into a nightmare. Read More

2015/05/22 17:23:43 UTC by Patrick Bromley

Frogs

Animal horror was big in the 1970s, and it’s not just the fault of Jaws. Environmental concerns carrying over from the previous decade were seeping into the American consciousness and, by extension, the American genre film. Read More

2015/05/18 22:03:44 UTC by Jonathan James

Scarlet

Throughout Clive Barker's career, he's taken us to places fantastic and frightening, with characters that are unforgettable, horrifying, and awe-inspiring. Nearly twenty years in the making, Barker pits two of his most popular characters, Harry D'Amour and "Pinhead," against each other in an epic conflict that plays out like a horror version of The Lord of the Rings. Read More

2015/05/16 18:13:00 UTC by Scott Drebit

Curse-of-Frankenstein

Oh, to have been there at the drive-in in 1957 when this came out. Drive-ins were peaking in popularity, with over 4000 far and wide across North America providing countless hours of entertainment for youngsters, teenagers, and parents alike. However, if I was a little one and had seen this lurid and terrifying spectacle bleeding from the enormous outdoor screen, looming over the family car, I probably would have cried for my dad to rip off the attached speaker from the car window and make for the safety of home. And fast. Read More

2015/05/15 21:46:37 UTC by Jonathan James

Batman-Earth-One-vol-2

After successfully reinventing the Dark Knight in Batman: Earth One, Volume 1, fans have been eagerly awaiting the next installment, and Geoff Johns and Gary Frank do not disappoint. Volume 2, which is now available, expands their new Batman mythology and has many twists and turns in store for long time fans, all while keeping their Batman grounded in reality. I recently had a chance to catch up with the creative duo to find out more about the new design of The Riddler, drawing a more expressive Batman, and they also teased future volumes: Read More

2015/05/15 20:01:31 UTC by Patrick Bromley

Mad-Max-Trilogy

The Max Max trilogy, which began with the eponymous 1979 film (the 20-year Guinness World Record holder for the most profitable movie ever made), continued with 1982’s Mad Max 2 — aka The Road Warrior — and concluded with Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in 1985, is a series of films not only about the end of civilization, but also about its rebirth. The original film finds the world torn down. Lawlessness reigns supreme and the nuclear family — specifically Max’s family — is destroyed. In Mad Max 2 it’s all been laid to waste, a post-apocalyptic landscape ruled by freaks and marauders who take what they like and steal what they don’t. And while bands of survivors have formed their own camps and taken steps towards rebuilding, it’s not until Thunderdome that a new kind of society has sprung up in place of the old.  Read More

2015/05/15 15:05:54 UTC by Monte Yazzie

Imortean-Joe

Mad Max: Fury Road starts off going one hundred miles per hour, stops for a few energy drinks, and continues going even faster. Director George Miller, who directed Mad Max and The Road Warrior, and co-directed Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, crafts one of the most visceral, frenzied, and energetic action movies of the year, if not the last few years. The beating, bursting pulse of this film is the exceptional George Miller, who without much dialog or extensive story, constructs a violent dystopian world that consumes and swallows the viewer, and then promptly asks for seconds. Read More