HALLOWEEN 2K16: A Review of “The House That Dripped Blood” (1971)

This might be the coziest horror movie you will ever see. The House That Dripped Blood takes place in the English countryside, in a beautiful cottage. It is an anthology film, with four different stories presented. Each have two things in common: the house in question and the untimely and bizarre fates of the person…

HALLOWEEN 2K16: Bela Lugosi or Christopher Lee?

One was subdued, regal, and spoke with a careful distinction—hypnotic. The other took over the screen with rage, and a violent tenacity that had not yet been seen for the character. For that reason, comparing Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee in their iconic roles as Count Dracula is like comparing apples and oranges. You can have…

HALLOWEEN 2K16: “The Exorcist III” Director’s Cut Blu Ray Is Out

I blogged about this in January when Morgan Creek had sent a series of cryptic tweets regarding the possibility of a long-awaited director’s cut of The Exorcist III. I followed the story for a few more months and then it appeared that all was for nothing. You could imagine my surprise this morning when I saw…

HALLOWEEN 2K16: A Review of “Horror Hotel” (1960)

It’s a shame that so many British horror movies had to be released with a different, catchier title here in the United States to make them more box office friendly. That was actually the norm. For some reason, The City of the Dead was too abstract, and so it became Horror Hotel for us folks…

HALLOWEEN 2K16: A Review of “The Madmen of Mandoras” (1963)

This is a movie you would find in one of those cheap yet massive sets of public-domain horror movies. There is no other way to describe why such a movie would be released, and furthermore, why someone would actually want to purchase it. For $2.99 in the clearance bin, it came with 11 other schlock-fests…

HALLOWEEN 2K16: A Review of “The Devil’s Hand” (1961)

I don’t often have a soft spot for bad movies, especially horror ones since they are a dime a dozen. Where The Devil’s Hand is concerned is that it is a little piece of film history and you may not even know it. The United States underwent a Satanic scare in the 1960’s. Cults were…

HALLOWEEN 2K16: A Review of “Slaughter High” (1986)

We’ve seen this story a million times. A bunch of asshole high school kids portrayed by 30-year-old actors play a prank on the nerd of the school only to have it go horribly wrong and he seeks revenge on them years later. While not exactly a rip-off of Carrie, Slaughter High plays to that same…

HALLOWEEN 2K16: A Review of “Chopping Mall” (1986)

With a title such as Chopping Mall, I was expecting a complete and utter shit-fest. I was right. Only thing is, this movie was actually fun to watch. This is the epitome of an 80’s horror movie. The type of straight-to-VHS masterpiece with enough cringe-worthy dialogue, synthesizer music, and cheap effects to make your head spin…