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Films

  • Trick ‘r Treat
    Most likely you’ve rewatched all the Halloween movies and are impatiently waiting for Halloween Kills. Soon my friends, soon. In the meantime – don’t forget to add Trick ‘r Treat to your list of Halloween movies to rewatch! It’s definitely not scary, but it’s a good time.
  • Halloween Kills Too Much?
    Who’s ready for Halloween Kills? Get those hands up people! We’ve all waited a very long time for this movie. I’ve been reading the reviews for Halloween Kills, and there seems to be some confusion.  Normally I don’t pay too much attention to the critics, but this calls for an intervention:
  • Belgian Horror Movies
    Let me start by saying that I have never seen a Belgian horror movie (sorry Belgium!). I have, however, seen a lot of lists about them. A LOT of lists! Although Belgium is not really known for its horror movies, they have apparently produced some pretty good ones. For the most part, they seem to be dark, bloody, have a bit of humor, and plenty of sex- what’s not to like?
  • Willy’s Wonderland
    I loved Willy’s Wonderland!!!  Let’s be honest – who hasn’t looked at those giant animatronic creatures and thought they looked possessed. At one point or another, everyone has said that one day those creepy animals were going to come to life and murder people. Apparently, we weren’t the only ones!.
  • The Amityville Horror – The Movie
    “For God’s Sake Get Out”. The Amityville Horror was one of the movies that scared me to death when I was young. I was a good Catholic school girl and not into horror movies yet. I barely slept that night. Now I’m all grown up and my church is a good horror movie…
  • Movies for a Heatwave
    When I wrote this it was hot! Here in New York, it was 97 degrees, but it felt like 104 with the humidity. The West coast was even hotter! So if you hide from the heat like me, or are recovering from a day of summer fun, here are some great summer movies to chill out to…
  • The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It
    Back in October, I wrote this article about the Arne Johnson murder case that was recently brought to the big screen in The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. After watching the movie, I want to talk about how the movie compares to the real-life case…
  • House on Haunted Hill
    I just watched House on Haunted Hill (the original 1958 version). I had such a good time! It was directed by William Castle and stars Vincent Price, so you know it’s going to be good! The movie opens with a black screen, spooky noises, and a couple of floating heads, giving you a little taste of what’s to come. Based on the book by Shirley Jackson, It is a low-budget, no special effects, piece of classic horror brilliance…
  • Rosemary’s Baby
    Rosemary’s Baby is going to mess with your head, freak you out, scare you, and keep you up at night. An absolutely amazing piece of psychological horror! The book or the movie, it doesn’t matter. They’re both amazing…
  • The Changeling
    There’s nothing like turning off the lights, getting under a blanket, and watching a good creepy movie. The Changeling (1980) is definitely one of those movies. This one of my favorite haunted house movies. It’s got everything a proper ghost story should have: a grieving man, unexplained noises, a seance, and a hidden room…
  • Bang Bang Baby
    “What the hell am I watching and why do I like it?” I repeated to myself several times when I watched Bang Bang Baby for the first time. But good or bad, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sometimes you just need something that doesn’t take itself too seriously…
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    Ask any horror fan or read any list of the scariest movies, and chances are that Texas Chainsaw Massacre is at the top of just about all of them. It really shook me when I first saw it! It was released in 1974 and was masterfully directed by the late Tobe Hooper…
  • The Universal Monsters
    Halloween week wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the Universal Monsters! Where would horror movies be without them? They are the ancestors of the horror movie monsters…
  • Free Classic Horror Movies on YouTube
    YouTube is one of the biggest video sharing services in the world and practically anything your little black heart desires can be found there. One of the lesser known things you can find on YouTube are old classic horror movies…
  • I Don’t Want to be Buried in a Pet Sematary
    If you could bring someone you loved back from the dead, would you? And if they came back wrong?  Evil?  Is dead really better?…
  • The Story of “The Shape”
    Of all the slashers in all the horror movies, Michael Myers (a/k/a “The Shape”)  is the one closest to my black little heart.  He’s the OG.  No one, not even Dr. Loomis, is quite sure what happened to him.  How he went from adorable little trick or treater to killer….
  • One-Eyed Monster
    Without giving too much away:  it involves aliens, a porn shoot in the dead of winter (of course in the middle of nowhere, and a one eyed monster (of sorts)…
  • Welcome to Shark Week!
    I admit it, I LOVE a really bad shark movie!  I’m not ashamed.  Every Shark Week I troll through the SY-FY channel to see what’s on.  They can always be counted on to give me something to watch.  The plotlines are ridiculous, the special effects are always awful and the acting usually leaves a lot to be desired.  And I couldn’t care less!….
  • Summer Fun Movies
    Since most of us aren’t able to do the things we used to, I thought I would try to help.  Here’s a list of some fun summertime horror movies.