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Hellbent For Horror

Jan 10, 2018

2017 was a very good year for horror, and in this episode I talk about some of my favorite horror films of the year. 

They run the gamut from slow burns to monsters to ghosts to bloody terrifying. 

There were so many first-time directors who made amazing films that I’m hopeful that this may be the start of a new...


Dec 24, 2017

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is possibly the most popular ghost story in the English language.

It may seem weird that Christmas has a famous ghost story, but the reality is that Christmas ghost stories were a tradition in Victorian England.

I think the Christmas Ghost Story needs to make a comeback, and so I'm...


Dec 15, 2017

Some horror movies don't play fair.

We go to horror movies to feel the exhilaration of being scared, and to experience our fears from a safe distance

But, some horror movies aren't interested in sending you back into the world like nothing happened. Some movies want you to feel like you got punched in the gut after...


Dec 4, 2017

How does it make you feel when somebody stares at you? 

An unflinching stare.  Angry?  Scared?  Anxious?  All of the above?  How about when said eyes belong to a doll?  Depends on the doll, really.  If it’s obviously fake, then it’s not a problem, but what if it’s really life-like? 

The “uncanny valley” is a...


Nov 19, 2017

Oh, to have been there in the heyday of Grindhouse Cinema! 

Rows of theaters on New York’s 42nd Street playing classics such as I Drink Your Blood, Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things, Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS, Three on a Meathook, The Corpse Grinders, and more.

These movies are the stuff of cinema legend, and...