Thursday , 18 April 2019

Author Archives: Brian de Castro

Jordan Peele goes 2-for-2 with Us

“There’s a family in our driveway.” If horror films were like baseball (and there have actually been a couple of baseball horror films, by the way), then Jordan Peele would have unanimously won the Rookie of the Year Award in 2017 for his directorial debut, Get Out. Not only did the film receive rave reviews from critics, it amassed a ... Read More »

NJ Horror Con and Film Fest ready to hit the Boardwalk!

Are you tired of winter and ready to spring into warmer weather and beaches and boardwalks? And do you miss the devilish delights and ghoulish garb that come with the Halloween season? Well, then Atlantic City, New Jersey is the place for you. Forget March Madness. The Jersey Shore is where the truly mad and monstrous is happening when the ... Read More »

And a Happy Death Day 2U too – review

If at first, you succeed, try and try again…. Time to blow out the candles once again, well, actually, a bunch of times. One of horror’s most inventive and fun slashers of recent years, 2017’s inspired, Happy Death Day, is back with a vengeance, and a few new tricks up its sleeve. Released a mere 16 months after its predecessor, ... Read More »

Bloody Best Horror Films of 2018!

As 2019 begins to gain steam, it’s time we put on the brakes and stop to look all the way back to 2018 and come up with a list of the best horror films of the year. 2018 was another banner year for horror, with a number of critically acclaimed films and box office successes, and those are not mutually exclusive. ... Read More »

Glass breaks the comic book mold – review

“We exist.” Their is no question that the comic book superhero film is one of the most powerful forces in Hollywood today. It consistently dominates the box office every year, with Marvel having perfected the formula, releasing individual films in phases that tease future ones, and bringing their characters together in huge blockbuster team-ups that, at least at this stage, ... Read More »

NYC Horror Film Fest unleashes plenty of Nightmare Cinema!

Alas, another holiday season has come and gone. You know, the one that we look forward to immersing ourselves in every year, and sharing with family and friends, but then, before you know it, it’s  over – sigh! We’re talking about Halloween season, of course. But that doesn’t mean that the scary stuff has to take a break. Horror cinema ... Read More »

Extra! Extra! Fangoria Magazine is back!

The world has been a bit topsy-turvy of late, to say the least, with many changes brought on by technology and evolving consumer tastes, and not always for the better. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is our love of horror, which is perhaps at a level it hasn’t been at for quite some time. Whatever the reasons for horror’s ... Read More »

The First Purge was only the beginning

This is not a test. This is your Emergency Broadcast System announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge…. The world today can be a pretty difficult and frustrating place to live, with political turmoil, war and natural disasters often brought about by our biggest threat, climate change, affecting many across the globe. Here in America, the country is divided like ... Read More »

Saying goodbye to TWD’s Rick Grimes

A big change in the world is almost upon us. And we’re not speaking about the midterm elections here in the states that could change the course of our country, and in turn, the rest of the world. No, we’re talking about the world of The Walking Dead and the impending departure of the show’s star, Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes. ... Read More »

The Shat is back! – Halloween 2018 – review

‘Twas the night he came home…..again. Yes, Michael Myers is back – party time, excellent! And so is Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode. It’s one big, unhappy family ready to celebrate the holiday, and slasher movie franchise that is Halloween. Well, actually, they’re not family anymore, thanks to a retcon that disavows all the many sequels that took place after ... Read More »