Tag Archives: horror movies

  • ‘Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998′ by John Carpenter (Audio)

    ‘Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998′ by John Carpenter (Audio)

    One of the few pleasures of living in the early-to-mid 21st century is bearing personal witness to the unlikely career transformation of John Carpenter from genre film director to rock star. He released both Lost Themes and Lost Themes II over the past few years, and went on the road to play not just tracks […]

  • ‘The New Mutants': An X-Men Horror Movie? (Trailer)

    ‘The New Mutants': An X-Men Horror Movie? (Trailer)

    I have commented on this site before about the parallels between comics in the X-Men‘s 80s/90s heyday and the movie and TV industries of today, both of which face a similar dilemma: How can we give people as much X-Men stuff as possible? That kind of creative saturation can reap some interesting fruit, as evidenced […]

  • ‘Little Evil': Creepy Kid Horror Spoof Coming to Netflix (Trailer)

    ‘Little Evil': Creepy Kid Horror Spoof Coming to Netflix (Trailer)

    Many of the best horror stories are simply exaggerations of interpersonal family issues that are nearly universal in the human experience. The Shining is about the anxiety of being a father. Psycho is about the anxiety of being a woman (and then, of being a son). The Omen is about the anxiety of thinking your […]

  • ‘Stephen King’s IT: Why Clowns Scare Us’ Video Essay (Video)

    ‘Stephen King’s IT: Why Clowns Scare Us’ Video Essay (Video)

    I don’t think it really requires an academic explanation, given that anybody who’s ever seen a clown understands what makes them extremely creepy (in the right context, that is – I have no wish to denigrate actual benevolent clowns, who have suffered enough this century). Nevertheless, the question does have some interest, and the people […]

  • ‘The Vault': A Bank Job / Horror Movie Starring James Franco (Trailer)

    ‘The Vault': A Bank Job / Horror Movie Starring James Franco (Trailer)

    As a filmgoer I tend to be enthusiastic for any unusual generic combinations – for instance, there aren’t very many movies that combine bank robbery with horror, and that’s the novel combo promised by The Vault, a new upcoming horror movie with a creepy trailer now on the internet. The Vault is about two sisters […]

  • ‘Leatherface': New ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Prequel Trailer (Video)

    ‘Leatherface': New ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Prequel Trailer (Video)

    Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (yes, the original title made “chainsaw” two words for some reason) has spawned an expansive franchise, with sequels, remakes, sequels to the remakes, and now a new prequel is gonna take it all back to the probably wonderful childhood of the man who also gives the movie its […]