Monday, January 30, 2012

VHS OF THE WEEK: Freddy's Nightmares


Welcome to "VHS OF THE WEEK," our new feature where every week we turn the clock back to look at a VHS from days-gone-by. To kick things off we're featuring Freddy's Nightmares

Back in 1988 New Line was hauling in a good amount of cash thanks to the success of their Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Fans were soon swamped with Freddy Krueger toys, articles of clothing, latex masks, and...a TV show? Apparently there were few better ways to make a profit on a slasher franchise than to release a syndicated television series (the Friday the 13th TV series, anyone?). Lo and behold, Freddy made the transition to the small screen, though with very mixed results. Some episodes, like the show's pilot, proved to be entertaining - but the majority just seemed to lack any real imagination...or budget.

A few of the episodes were released to VHS (none to DVD yet). Here we have one of the better episodes, which had a Halloween theme, titled Freddy's Tricks and Treats. Fortunately, the pilot episode was also released on VHS. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Best Songs Inspired By Horror Movies (and Horror Movie Actors)

An amazing aspect of the horror genre is its enduring impact on other art forms. Take, for example, music - one might be surprised at just how many songs have been inspired by horror movies!

So get ready, as we guide you through some of the very best songs to have been influenced by the cinematic horrors of the silver screen.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Horror Returns To The UK! Two Events Not To Be Missed!!

Hammer Horror fans living in the UK are in for one heck of a treat on February 19th 2012! The Classic Horror Campaign is presenting not one but two fantastic Hammer classics: Quartermass and the Pit (1967) and The Devil Rides Out (1968). Where else can you possibly see a double bill of these gems? London's Roxy Bar & Screen is the place to be - you can either reserve your tickets ahead of time or try your luck at the door, but there's limited space, so why chance it? 

You can already get your tickets here:
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And if that's not enough horror and fright for you, Frighten Brighton is coming back in force on Saturday February 25th! Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974) will be playing at 2pm and a double-bill of The Gore Gore Girls (1972) and Reanimator (1985) will be shown at 5pm. The Rock Inn in Brighton is the location of this scary scene, but be sure to get there early for even more fun...doors open at noon, which leaves ample time to check out their Macabre Market featuring magazine, book, and DVD merchandise stalls, quizzes and prizes, horror giveaways, and book signings! 

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday Charles Addams!

Today Google is celebrating the 100th birthday of Addams Family creator, Charles Addams, with a sketch of the macabre bunch on their homepage.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Chaney's Phantom of the Opera Speaks (and comes at you in 3D)!

Lon Chaney's silent classic, The Phantom of the Opera, is getting released like it's never been seen before - in sound and in 3D! This exclusive new release, titled The Phantom of the Opera: Angel of Music Edition, is going to be available on January 10th, 2012 at and