Few genres really elevate and idolize their iconic figures the way horror does. You don’t see giant western film conventions where people discuss John Ford, or martial arts gatherings in honor of Sammo Hung or John Woo. But horror? Devotees of horror movies and the macabre in general venerate the great creators with a passion … Read more John Landis and Greg Nicotero on Modern Horror
If you are traveling through the San Francisco International Airport during the next four months, don’t miss the exhibit Classic Monsters, featuring fantastic items from the collection of Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, on view in the Terminal 2 gallery of the always-fascinating SFO Museum. The artifacts include vintage movie props, toys, and original paintings by … Read more Check Out Kirk Hammett of Metallica’s Killer Collection of Classic Monster Memorabilia
Christmastime is a cinephile’s dream. Not only will they have a smorgasboard of memorabilia, Criterion Collection blu-rays and old props from the set of a Jim Jarmusch movie that went for surprisingly little money at auction under their tree come the morning of December 25th, that’ll be the icing on the cake of a whole … Read more 10 Ridiculous Holiday Horror Films
Zombies have been a pop culture staple for decades, and in that time the concept of the dead coming back to life somehow to feast on the living has proliferated virtually every form of media that exists. One trait that is seemingly synonymous with zombies is their apparent need to feed on the brains of … Read more Why Is It That Zombies Eat Brains?
Scientists have tried to figure out the appeal of axe murderers and creepy dolls, but it mostly remains a spooky mystery. Earlier this year, the horror movie genre was pronounced dead. None of the six horror films released before September managed to break $20 million on opening weekend at the box office, and none ended … Read more The Psychology of a Horror Movie Fan