Neon Maniacs

In 80’s horror films we were dealing with a lot of characters that one could describe as “maniacs.” You know, like the machete wielding, hockey mask-wearing variety. Or maybe you prefer the type that possesses a children’s toy and goes on a murderous rampage, or some like the type that wear masks made of human…

Razorback

Sure we usually think of horror films as being stories about things like zombies, or vampires, or some sort of paranormal nastiness. But we also have a whole other category of horror films about animals that attack. Jaws is probably the most famous example. The Steven Spielberg blockbuster spawned a ton of other films about…

Full Moon High

In the 70’s and 80’s one of the big names in B-movies was Larry Cohen. He was known for a wide variety of movies, including blaxploitation films like Black Caesar and Hell up in Harlem, giant monster movies like Q, and all three chapters of the It’s Alive series of monster baby movies. In our…

Chamber of Horrors

Over the years there have been some movies that featured strange gimmicks. Some like 3-D were a big deal, then went away, and then came back again. A bit weirder, though, were things like seats that shocked the audience, life insurance policies to protect viewers from death by fright, and even scratch-and-sniff cards that allowed…

The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake

I’ve heard it said that two heads are better than one. So, would it be fair to say that four heads is twice a good? Maybe, but what if we’re talking about heads of the shrunken variety? That’s right kiddies, today we’re going to enter the realm of voodoo where getting a visit from a…

The Crawling Hand

When my kids were younger, if we went on vacation to the beach we would always end up bringing home a collection of things they found lying around in the sand. I mean it’s one thing for kids to collect sea shells, but there was some stuff that came back that wasn’t pretty. At least…

Wot a Night

When most cartoon fans hear the names Tom & Jerry we think of that famously violent cat and mouse team. When I was a kid, their theatrical shorts were a staple of UHF kids television. However, nine years before the cat and mouse team appeared in 1940 there was another animated team called Tom and…