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The Allure of Pre-Code Horror

The term “Pre-code” refers to movies made after silent films became “talkies”, and before the  Motion Picture Production Code (MPPC) took full effect. The MPCC set the guidelines for what could be shown in films….

Deep Blue Sea

In 1999’s Deep Blue Sea, a team of Alzheimer’s researchers learns the valuable lesson not to fuck with nature. Using an underwater laboratory, biologist Susan McAlester studies shark brains’ use to fight Alzheimer’s. She very unethically genetically alters the sharks’ brains to make them larger…

Jaws 2 – Here We Go Again!

Martin Brody should never have moved to Amity! He just can’t get away from those sharks. I’m sure he never thought he would have to deal with a murderous shark in his life…let alone two! And yet we find him ready to do battle again! In honor of the forty-fifth anniversary of Jaws 2, I couldn’t let Shark Week pass without talking about it…

Ghost Shark

One of our other favorite “so bad it’s good” movies is 2013’s Ghost Shark. I have to admit that it’s one of my favorite shark movies. A bunch of Rednecks kill a shark to win a contest.   Somehow its ghost comes back for revenge. A group of teenagers gets together with an old lighthouse keeper (Richard Moll) to try and stop it.

Santa Jaws

It’s Christmas in July and Shark Week is upon us! In keeping with the season, the ScaryMatter team is having our annual shark movie marathon. Starting with Santa Jaws…

Valentine Bluffs

Valentine Bluffs is an unofficial fan fiction continuation of the 80s slasher film My Bloody Valentine.  It was written and directed by Tom “Smitty” Smith.  The movie takes place on Valentine’s Day, forty years after the original murders….

House Arrow Blu-ray

If you are going to show your kids a horror film for the first time…this is the one to show them. I think that is the perfect way to sum up 1985’s House, the next movie on my list of 1980s horror everyone should see, and Arrow Video makes it easy to enjoy with their terrific HD release. 

Young Frankenstein

There’s nothing better than a good horror parody and Young Frankenstein (1974) is one of the best. It’s a Mel Brooks movie, so how can it not be? 

Stuart Gordon

Stuart Gordon exploded onto the horror scene in 1985 with Re-Animator. He was a breath of fresh, weird-as-hell, and  controversial air. His work has reached cult favorite status.