DeathScribe 2015: International Festival of Horror Radio Plays Wildclaw Theatre's 8th Annual Event to be Performed Live on December 7th

DeathScribe 2015

WildClaw Theatre Company proudly presents DEATHSCRIBE 2015, the Eighth Annual International Festival of Radio Horror Plays on Monday, December 7th, at 8:00pm. This collection of bone-chilling audio nightmares will be performed live at the historic Mayne Stage Theatre, 1328 W. Morse Ave, Chicago.   [Read more…]

Reviewing “June” An interesting movie that pays homage to the classic horror films


This is an interesting film, but doesn’t bring anything new to the genre, and most genre fans will spot inspiration from various other films.

What I have found most interesting is the nebulous time frame the movie takes place in. The three adult leads will be recognizable to folks from my generation, appearing in numerous genre films since the mid-nineties. It was almost a 90s reunion, which kind of works as the movie appears to be set in the early to mid 90s.   [Read more…]

20th Anniversary H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival Celebrating stories from the mythos of the elder gods

HP Lovecraft Film Festival

This year’s film festival features 3 nights of short film showcases, 50 short films from all over the world. They will also feature a screening of Christopher Lee’s last film, Extraordinary Tales, an anthology of animated Poe shorts, plus the 30th Anniversary screening of Re-Animator, with intro and Q&A by guest Jeffrey Combs, and the 10th Anniversary screening of The Call of Cthulhu.   [Read more…]

Reviewing “The Curse of Downers Grove” Good acting overshadows the lack of any supernatural element to "the curse"

Curse of Downers Grove

While the landscape of the movie is a little on the bleak and colorless side, the vibrant characters more than make up for that. The film ends with a startling twist that is highly satisfying if you like a good shock to go with your suspense, but ultimately the framework of the Curse is shaky at best. In the end, the DVD is worth the investment… just don’t expect too many supernatural thrills from this one. If teen angst and a good stalker thriller is your cup of tea, however, you have my word: you will not be disappointed.   [Read more…]

Scream Queens talk about FOX’s “Scream Queens” Hollywood's Indie Scream Queens Celebrate the FOX TV series premiere

Indie Scream Queens

Brooke Lewis gathered with some of her besties and horror hotties for a viewing and after-show commentary of the Scream Queens FOX TV premiere. In conjunction with filming an episode of Penthouse TV’s “Cocktail Confessions”, hosted by famous Penthouse Pet, Sam Phillips, to celebrate the premiere, the ladies filmed a separate segment for all you loyal horror fans!   [Read more…]

Reviewing “Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th” A historical compendium full of memories good and bad from the people who created the films

Crystal Lake Memories

Inspired by the critically-acclaimed book, CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH takes viewers behind the mask on an epic journey into the making of the landmark horror franchise-from its humble beginnings in 1980 at a New Jersey summer camp to the blockbuster release of its 2009 “reboot.”   [Read more…]

Reviewing “Dark Was the Night” An entertaining creature feature that embraces the appeal of old school monster movie suspense

Dark Was The Night

DARK WAS THE NIGHT is a deliciously dark yet heartfelt monster movie, one that relies on character drama first and ratchets up the suspense with that old-fashioned method of teasing out a wonderfully balanced mix of dread and eager anticipation. Small New England town, big woods with a deep, dark history pre-dating colonial times, protagonists struggling with their own real-world fears trying to put a real-world face on a threat they can’t fully comprehend — this is the way monster movies are supposed to be made.   [Read more…]

Reviewing “Sinister 2″ As standalone and sequel, this horror movie delivers the goods

Sinister 2

More often than not, sequels do not do justice to their predecessors. Sinister 2 doesn’t fall into the sequel trap.

While it may help if you see the first Sinister, you don’t have to see it to appreciate the film. It’s a stand-alone horror film all on it’s own. And as a continuation, I think it’s pretty damned good.   [Read more…]

Reviewing “Burying the Ex” An entertaining B-Movie comedy/horror flick, without the horror

Burying the Ex

This movie is neither extremely funny nor scary, but it’s got that campy kind of charm that makes it a potential for a cult classic, especially since the two stars are moderately well known.

It’s the kind of film you’d watch with your friends late at night, while drinking and eating pizza and popcorn, and thoroughly MST3King it.   [Read more…]