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Dec 24, 2016

If you think about it, the imagery around Christmas is really kind of freaky. 

A big man in a red suit can get into your house while you’re sleeping.  And you leave food out for him! 

Ancient tales about the Santa-type characters tell very scary figures who hunt for children during the long nights around the Winter...

Dec 13, 2016

It seems that when a movie with dark themes is marketed for mainstream appeal that the “horror” description goes out the window in favor of "suspense," "mystery," or “thriller.”  There are lots of movies that are billed as “thrillers,” which are, in my opinion, horror movies, telling horror stories at their...

Dec 2, 2016

The 1990’s was a tough time for American horror movies. But, while the Drive-Ins died and horror movies disappeared from the movie theaters, there was one safe haven left for the horror fan:

The Independent Video Store.

The time of the "Mom and Pop" video store, before the big studios realized the goldmine of it, was...

Nov 23, 2016

The gates have been stormed at the H4H compound!

And the result is our first Wretched Round Table, a discussion between four listeners and myself!

Listen in as Dan Strauss, Doug Lipski, Kris Zimmerman, and Timothy Gruscinski share their passions and their stories around the "First Kiss" and more.

We talk about horror in...

Nov 15, 2016

In this month of Thanksgiving when, in America, we feast...

I’m thinking about things that feast on us. 

The fear of being eaten is primal, and dates back to our caveman days when we were on the menu for all the big predators. 

And it’s been a mainstay of horror for ages.  The Blob, The Fly (both the original and...