Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Toolbox Murders (1978) and The Toolbox Murders (2003)

While we all know what types of films the adjective “exploitation” refers to, I’ve often wondered exactly who or what is the object of the exploitation in question? Is it the audience, the film or, perhaps, a particular subject matter? … Continue reading

Horror DVD Releases – Week of July 28th, 2009

it was hard not to go with polanski’s classic repulsion, but the pick of the week goes to the giallo torso, a film i’ve been wanting to see for years. for some reason i’ve never been able to find a … Continue reading

Keyboard Cat vs The Shining

found this over at the horror section…

Buffy vs Twilight: Buffy meets Edward

Horror DVD Releases – Week of July 21th, 2009

(descriptions from netflix) The Messengers 2: The Scarecrow (2009) To protect his crops and his family’s livelihood, North Dakota farmer John (Norman Reedus) erects a fearsome scarecrow, which turns out to be cursed. As the malevolent entity wreaks havoc on … Continue reading

Hasil “the Haze” Adkins

My home state of West Virginia has always been recognized as the well-spring of moonshine, hillbillies, coal mining, and jokes about in-breeding. But it is also the home of Hasil “the Haze” Adkins, the insane, degenerate and endlessly fascinating progenitor … Continue reading

Horror DVD Releases – Week of July 14th, 2009

this week’s ‘must-see dvd’ is the spanish film [rec]. 2008’s quarantine is almost a shot-for-shot remake of [rec] and is notable for being the only remake i know of to be announced before the original was even released. both [rec] … Continue reading

The Fashion of Horror Villains

[from corey: join me in welcoming, cara, our newest writer to the regular staff! you may already be familiar with cara’s pithy commentary from our fashion articles and our comparison of twilight to let the right one in where she … Continue reading

Horror DVD Releases – Week of July 7th, 2009

(descriptions from netflix) The Unborn (2009) Tortured by frightening dreams at night and the ghost of a young boy during the day, young Casey (Odette Yustman) turns to a spiritual adviser (Gary Oldman) for help. Together, the two uncover and … Continue reading