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Blu-ray Review: TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE

Scream Factory and Shout! Factory have added a treasure trove of older genre films to their catalog, and on August 25, Tales From the Darkside: The Movie, will join them. The producers of the popular TV show decided to make a...

CREEPSHOW Interview: Greg Nicotero on Reviving the Iconic Horror Anthology As a Series

Greg Nicotero is a living legend of the horror genre. I mean, his first credit is the masterpiece Day of the Dead, in which he assisted special makeup effects artist Tom Savini under the direction of the man who certainly...

Blu-ray Review: SILVER BULLET Shoots for the Heart

It's been a long, long time since I've seen the strange werewolf adaptation of Stephen King's novella, "Cycle of the Werewolf." Like many kids in the '80s, I'm sure, I saw this film way too young. There were images that...

Now Streaming: CASTLE ROCK Gets Straight to the Bloody Point

Lizzy Caplan, Elsie Fisher and Tim Robbins star in Season 2 of the Hulu series, based on characters and settings by Stephen King.

Netflix & Chills: STREAM. SCREAM. REPEAT.

This is a public service announcement. As the horror-day season approaches many of us like to line up the thirty-one days of October with a killer line-up or horror delights. Netflix would like to remind you that they have a...

Giveaway: Win CHILDREN OF THE CORN DVD/BD SteelBook

Tomorrow RLJ Films will release a DVD/BD SteelBook of Fritz Kiersch's 1984 horror flick Children of the Corn, just in time for the film's 35th anniversary.    Adapted from the short story of the same name by Stephen King, the...

Blu-ray Review: Scream Factory's CREEPSHOW is a Halloween Treat

Creepshow, written by Stephen King and directed by George Romero, is seminal release in the horror anthology lexicon. While it was low budget, it was high concept in terms of story, well-directed, and had an awesome cast, which included Adrienne...

PET SEMATARY Trailer Should Please Stephen King Fans

Starry Eyes directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch have taken on a gargantuan task, not only adapting one of Stephen King's most beloved novels, Pet Sematary, but releasing it on the heels of IT, a success on all accounts and...

Vestron Video Goes Into MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE This October With Stephen King's Cult Fave

Fans of Stephen King's lone directorial effort (and what a mighty effort it was), Maximum Overdrive have reason to rejoice this October as this cocaine-fueled cult favorite lands on North American Blu-ray for the first time through Lionsgate's Vestron Video...

Notes on Streaming: 1922, Miserable Man That I Am

Low-key dramatics and a one-dimensional theme characterize 1922, the latest screen adaptation of a Stephen King story. Released on Netflix this past Friday, my initial reaction to Zak Hilditch's film was quite muted and left me grumbling with dissatisfaction, much...

Screamfest 2017: THE LODGERS Leads Second Wave of Titles, Includes CHILD'S PLAY And THE FUNHOUSE Screenings

The seventeenth annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival is quickly approaching. Running from October 10th through 19th the festival will offer Los Angeles residents a good dose of thrills and chills leading into the Halloween season.    Brian O'Malley's gothic horror...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: GERALD'S GAME Is Oscar Worthy

Warning: spoilers ahead. For the record, I never cracked open Stephen King's Gerald's Game because I just couldn't take what the cover --- a pair of handcuffs hanging from a bedpost, its top carved into a crouching, hurting woman ---...

Review: IT, The Feel-Good Fright Film of 2017

Director Andrés Muschietti's new adaptation of Stephen King's It is one of the best mainstream horror films in recent memory, and that is no small feat. Over the last few years, we've had a number of solid mid-budget horrors, from...

Fantastic Fest 2017: GERALD'S GAME Trailer, Of Handcuffs and the Suddenly Single Woman

When mommy loves daddy, sometimes she lets him handcuff her to a bed in a very private, very remote location, far, far away. But sometimes, daddy goes away, and mommy is left to fend for herself, still handcuffed... Back in...

Film Community Pays Tribute to Beloved Icon Tobe Hooper

“To know Tobe was to love him.” — Mick Garris This past weekend, the horror film world was shaken by the death of Tobe Hooper, a director who forever changed cinema with the unequaled, still-terrifying The Texas Chain Saw Massacre....

Fantastic Fest 2017: First Wave of Films Will Knock Your Teeth Out

Wow. Fantastic Fest isn't fucking around. The manic first wave of this year's festival includes the U.S. premiere of S. Craig Zahler's (Bone Tomahawk) new film Brawl in Cell Block 99 --- starring Vince Vaughn, Don Johnson, and Udo Kier --- fresh...

Overlook 2017 Interview: Julien Jauniaux Talks Lovecraftian Nightmare AN ELDRITCH PLACE

The Overlook Fest is in full swing, and besides feature films, immersive experiences and panels the Timberline Lodge also welcomes a select 16 shorts from all corners of the world. Among them we find festival favorites like A Nearly Perfect...

IT Marks the Spot: First Trailer for New Stephen King Adaptation Gets Gloomy

Look, you go into a sewer, you gotta expect troubles. Maybe a giant alligator. Or maybe a really frightening clown. Stephen King's It postulated that a demonic entity existed in Derry, Maine, that could change into anything that most scared...

Blu-ray Review: Scream Factory's FIRESTARTER Scorches

Directed by Mark L. Lester, the new Scream Factory Blu-ray release of Firestarter is hot stuff, indeed. Starring David Keith, George C. Scott, Martin Sheen, and Drew Barrymore in one of her first roles, Firestarter is a Stephen King adaptation...

Blu-ray Review: CARRIE Still Scares

Directed by Brian De Palma, Carrie is one of the all-time greats in the canon of horror. Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie collectively scared the living hell out of America as the awkward, oppressed daughter and zealot mother duo --- and they...