I was super excited to be part of Horror and Sons' "Fiends, Freaks, and Final Girls" series. There's nothing I love better than trying to get more people to watch Trick or Treat. You can find the article right here at Horror and Sons!
The new issue of Drive-In Asylum is available right here! Do you love Messiah of Evil? Good news. There are interviews with Anitra Ford and Marianna Hill, plus two paintings from me. And there's info on Son of Dracula, Berserk, Hell Night, Human Remains, Bert I. Gordon, ads from the past and a story from me about 1991's Popcorn! ORDER IT… Continue reading Drive-On Asylum Issue 9 is here!
Sure, It is in theaters, but over the next week, we're going to be watching some of the Stephen King movies that we really love -- the ones that most people ignore. After all, isn't that what we do best? Here's what's in store, starting Monday: Cat's Eye - Three tales, all connected by one heroic… Continue reading Stephen King week starts Monday
I'm not ready to say goodbye to Yor just yet. Not when there's one more thing left to share -- the inspiration behind the film! Yor was adapted from an Argentine comic known as Henga el Cazador, which was republished in Italy as Yor. It was based on an original idea by the artist Juan Zanotto,… Continue reading Yor’s World: The Inspiration
Tobe Hooper followed up The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with another film that examined the horror and depravity that existed with South Texas. Texas Chainsaw Massacre co-writer Kim Henkel was inspired by Joe Ball, the Alligator Man, who owned a live alligator attraction in the 1930s. Despite being suspected of several murders, legend had it that Ball would feed the dead women to… Continue reading TOBE HOOPER WEEK: Eaten Alive (1977)
If you've spent any time with me, you've no doubt heard me bring up this film. In fact, it was one of the first articles on this site. At one point, I thought that I had seen everything there was to Yor. But I was wrong. The Holy Grail of bad movies is in my… Continue reading YOR WEEK IS NEXT WEEK!
I promised to get to another Sergio Martino movie this week and I hope that I have not betrayed your trust, dear reader. While she makes love to someone else, Lisa's husband dies in a jet crash. She stands to inherit all of his money, despite them being basically separated. An ex-lover has a confrontation… Continue reading The Case of the Scorpion’s Tail (1971)
Next week, we'll explore five movies from director Sergio Martino, particularly from his 1971-1973, when he made five different giallo in quick succession -- all completely different takes on the form, so different that it seems like it could come from five different voices. These films are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwGSinMm0R0 The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh --… Continue reading Sergio Martino week starts Monday!
I keep a list of themes that I want to write about, movies that I feel group together well. Over the last few months, I've been sketching out a series about Tobe Hooper. No hyperbole -- I'd compare his career to Orson Welles, at least within the horror genre. His introduction to the world was The… Continue reading RIP Tobe Hooper
Sam will be contributing to this year's Horror and Sons Halloween Horrors 2017, a celebration of different writers' stories of their favorite horror characters. He, of course, picked Sammi Curr. NO FALSE METAL! Look for the article in October and check out http://www.horrorandsons.com now!