Butcher Block is a weekly series celebrating horror’s most extreme films and the minds behind them. Dedicated to graphic gore and splatter, each week will explore the dark, the disturbed, and the depraved in horror, and the blood and guts involved. For the films that use special effects of gore as an art form, and the fans that revel in the carnage, this series is for you. Herschell Gordon Lewis may be known as the Godfather of Gore, but it’s a title that he shares with one other; Italian gore master Lucio Fulci. With over 50 films in his filmography ranging from [...]
The Essential Guide to UFO Sightings Since 1945 (Schiffer Publishing 2017) by Frank Schwede is a small but mighty collection of specific UFO cases that many readers may have heard of or read about at one point in time. The book covers the topics of over ten noted sightings since 1945. The stories are supported...
With horror industry heavy hitters already in place from the 1970s, the 1980s built upon that with the rise of brilliant minds in makeup and effects artists, as well as advances in technology. Artists like Rick Baker, Rob Bottin, Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr., Tom Savini, Stan Winston, and countless other artists that delivered groundbreaking, mind-blowing practical effects that ushered in the pre-CGI Golden Age of Cinema. Which meant a glorious glut of creatures in horror. More than just a technical marvel, the creatures on display in ‘80s horror meant tangible texture that still holds up decades later. Grotesque slimy [...]
You may be surprised to hear this, but a teeny-tiny movie called Halloween was released in 1978 to less than favorable reviews. Writer-director John Carpenter, along with his producing partner Debra Hill, assumed the film would quickly fade away from the public conscious soon after release. Of course, that film has gone on to become an establishment in and of itself within the horror genre, specifically the slasher film. At the time, though, it wasn’t until a reviewer at The Village Voice got their peepers on it and penned a glowing review that people really started to take notice. Based off the newfound [...]
This Sunday, February 4th, people everywhere will be gathered around their television sets, likely in large groups, watching hordes of beastly men duke it out on the gridiron. They will, of course, be watching the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots square off for the NFL supremacy in Super Bowl LII. Super Bowl Sunday, as it’s often referred, is a big deal for people all across the world, even those that aren’t football fans. Many even consider it to be a holiday and why wouldn’t they? All the holiday staples are present during Super Sunday — friends, family and food. What [...]
Over the last few days, you may have heard about a film called Hereditary (our review). Ari Aster‘s debut film has been heralded as one of the scariest movies ever made and a sure thing for the best horror film of 2018 (and it’s onlyFebruary). Six months before its release, the film already has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes (based off of 16 reviews) and an average score of 8.8/10, which is pretty impressive.You may be overjoyed with the prospect of a new, original and terrifying horror film being released in the middle of summer. However, you may be dreading the [...]
An exceptionally graceful command of the found-footage genre.
content Video courtesy of Bright Side | Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz Twisty the Close from American Horror Story Season 4 played by John Carroll Lynch Pennywise the Dancing Clown from Stephen King's IT 2017, played by Bill Skarsgard previously best known for his role as Roman Godfrey on Hemlock Grove. Actress and Stunt woman/contortionist Bonnie Morgan took over the role as Samara in 2017 Rings.