BREAKING HORROR NEWS: Sam Raimi is developing an Evil Dead TV series

  Here's some interesting news for horror fans. Apparently Sam Raimi--director of the original Evil Dead films and other genre gems like Darkman and Drag Me to Hell--is developing a TV series based on his Evil Dead franchise. According to the website bloodydisgusting.com, Raimi let slip earlier today at the San Diego Comic-Con that he is currently writing the series along with his … Continue reading BREAKING HORROR NEWS: Sam Raimi is developing an Evil Dead TV series

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Who knew Jerry Seinfeld was a fan of bad horror?

I was just watching an old Seinfeld rerun--a 1996 episode called "The Showerhead" where Jerry and his buddies are forced to purchase "black market" showerheads through Newman because they can't get enough water pressure to decently rinse their hair--and noticed something interesting. At the part in the show where Elaine corners Jerry's mom on the … Continue reading Who knew Jerry Seinfeld was a fan of bad horror?

Kurtwood Smith broke his own bad with RoboCop’s immortal “bitches leave”

Aaron Paul is famous for saying "bitch" an awful lot in Breaking Bad, but Kurtwood Smith was totally bitchin' it up 27 years ago in Paul Verhoeven's original RoboCop. Smith played the wimpy looking but nasty-as-hell villain Clarence Boddicker with great gusto; he virtually stole the show from Peter Weller's titular crimefighter. One of the greatest moments in celluloid … Continue reading Kurtwood Smith broke his own bad with RoboCop’s immortal “bitches leave”

Fan Expo Vancouver boasts Bruce Campbell, Robert Englund, and the Twisted Twins

Vancouver horror freaks may want to scoop up their tix to the upcoming Fan Expo sooner than later, because the lineup of celebrity guests at the event--which runs April 18-20 at the Convention Centre--includes a number of fright-film faves. First off, you've got Robert Englund, the man behind Freddy Krueger's gnarly face in the Nightmare on … Continue reading Fan Expo Vancouver boasts Bruce Campbell, Robert Englund, and the Twisted Twins

Stephen King dedicates latest novel to underrated rock genius Warren Zevon

I scored a copy of the new Stephen King novel Doctor Sleep for Christmas, which was great as it continues the story of The Shining, one of my fave works--next to Carrie, The Dead Zone, and The Stand--from King's '70s heyday. But before I even got into the further supernatural torments befalling the telepathic Danny Torrance … Continue reading Stephen King dedicates latest novel to underrated rock genius Warren Zevon

The Newt rates Hollywood’s 2013 horror flicks, from killer to crap

I reviewed 18 theatrically released fright flicks this year, and according to my calculations, 2013 was no great shakes in the horror department. 2012 kicked a bit more butt, mainly due to impressive entries like The Woman in Black, Chronicle, and especially the B.C.-shot Cabin in the Woods, which earned 10 out of 10 in last … Continue reading The Newt rates Hollywood’s 2013 horror flicks, from killer to crap

Spike Lee screws up big-time by nixing Oldboy’s octopus-eating scene

Spike Lee's remake of the horrific 2003 Korean revenge flick Oldboy opened yesterday, and--mainly due to comparisons to Chan-wood Park's masterful original--the reviews have not been great. On Rotten Tomatoes right now it's got a rating of 44%, with 50 "rotten" (negative) reviews and 40 "fresh" (positive) ones. I was one of the critics who … Continue reading Spike Lee screws up big-time by nixing Oldboy’s octopus-eating scene

Goblin’s not afraid to up the scary factor

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, OCT. 15, 2013 By Steve Newton It's approaching that time of year when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of horror, and the atmospheric music that—if you’re lucky—makes fright flicks scary as hell. Who among us hasn’t reached for the Halloween soundtrack to gloom up the mood before the trick-or-treaters arrive, the … Continue reading Goblin’s not afraid to up the scary factor

The 40 worst horror flicks of the 21st century (so far)

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, OCT. 25, 2012 I apologize to any of the directors, writers, actors, or crew members who tried their best on the movies listed below. But hey--it's payback time. Alone in the Dark The Apparition Bloodrayne Captivity The Cave Club Dread Constantine Creature Cursed Dead Silence The Final Destination The Fog The … Continue reading The 40 worst horror flicks of the 21st century (so far)

The 21 Best Horror Flicks of the 21st Century (so far)

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, OCT. 30, 2012 Last week I posted a blog called The 40 Worst Horror Flicks of the 21st Century (so far), in which I listed 40 of the crappiest fright flicks I've had the displeasure of seeing since Y2K (which was a pretty crappy fright flick itself, if you think about it). … Continue reading The 21 Best Horror Flicks of the 21st Century (so far)

The Year in Fear: rating Hollywood’s 2012 horror flicks, from killer to crap

Even without an actual flying cabin, TCITW ruled the Hollywood horror roost in 2012. I reviewed 17 theatrically released horror flicks in 2012, starting with the ho-hum The Devil Inside in January and ending with the godawful Silent Hill: Revelation 3D in October. Thankfully there were some better ones in between. The Cabin in the Woods ********** (ten out of … Continue reading The Year in Fear: rating Hollywood’s 2012 horror flicks, from killer to crap