Is Anywhere Safe for Horror on Social Media?
We have created our best friend and most dangerous enemy in social media.
#Horror - Is It Worth the Fight?
A couple of weeks ago I sent a letter out to some of the biggest names in horror journalism including Fangoria and Rue Morgue hoping to get statements about the ongoing #horror controversy as it is. At the time of publishing this article, I have only received a response from Andrea Subissati of Rue Morgue. I am in no way attempting to disrespect or cause any form of schism or hard feelings towards anyone in the horror community, especially with the outlets I have reached out
Murder Puppets and Awkward Conversation in Francis Makes a Friend
You know things are going off the rails when a bizarre rabbit painting becomes and even more bizarre puppet and starts talking to you in the bathroom. Francis Makes a Friend is the story of an awkward, quiet computer programming major who is trying to break free of his awkwardness in order to make friends and have new experiences. He’s expecting food, games, and a good time. What he doesn’t realize is that he’s just been invited to the dinner party from hell. Francis Makes a
James Gunn, Troma, and Toxic Media
James Gunn was rehired by Disney to direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3 which, in itself is pretty damn amazing. Many people, self included, figured that Disney would stand behind this poor decision until they had completely tanked the franchise and it’s nice to see they finally came to their senses. As a writer and director Gunn has had an amazing career in independent and genre filmmaking and has done some incredible work now that he's in the mainstream. He's also a respectabl
Dr. Gangrene - An Interview With a Mad Scientist
In an age before YouTube, before on demand streaming and ultra 4k blu-ray releases of classic horror films, your viewing options could be limited to say the least. Sure there were video stores but they weren’t going to carry “trash cinema” and B horror classics. If you wanted to see an old black and white monster flick or some grindhouse masterpiece of exploitation horror, you had to wait until the wee hours of the morning. It was only then that the television would beam all
Little Black Bat Offering Spooky Stocking Stuffers
It's that time of the year again where we're all focused on finding that perfect gift for the people in our lives. We want to celebrate togetherness and love and we want to give something really special to the people who mean the most to us. For scaremakers that means trying to find something that not only goes with the spirit of the season but with the overarching theme of horror culture in our daily lives. Stuff that's great usually isn't cheap and stuff that's cheap is, we
Mandao of the Dead Exclusively on Amazon
Los Angeles, CA - Mandao Films has announced a resurrection of Halloween spirits with the Digital HD debut of writer/director Scott Dunn's Mandao of the Dead. The spectral sci-fi comedy is now available exclusively on Amazon Instant Video, ahead of an iTunes release in February 2019. The second feature from filmmaker Scott Dunn and producer Gina Gomez, Mandao of the Dead combines temporal hijinks with chills from beyond the grave in a film Horror Fuel calls "a charming winne
Womp Stomp Announces Terrifying New Project - Pathosis
Womp Stomp Films, best known for their breakout hit Never Hike Alone are at it again with a film concept that may prove even more terrifying than their last. Pathosis is the story of a woman plagued by mental illness and the monsters that exist between her disease and recovery. Just announced earlier this week, the production is already offering a stunning look at this horrific new short and is once again giving fans a chance to be involved with the production. Pathosis is th
Jax in Love - A Cautionary Tale for Your Holiday Travels
I love that old story about the scorpion and the fox. The scorpion convinces a fox to allow it to ride on its back and together cross a river. Halfway across the river, though, the scorpion stings the fox condemning them both to drown. When asking why he'd do this, the scorpion says "because it's my nature." It's an ancient and universally constant tale of caution and choice. We feel a need to connect, to bond and help. Jax in Love is a modern tale of caution, of the percepti
An Evening with Ken Artuz
In June I had the opportunity to interview Decay Mag founder and head Ken Artuz. We talked about horror journalism, changes in the genre, and building a brand that people recognized and trusted within the community. This was around the same time that Fangoria was announcing its return so the topics seemed beyond relevant. Unfortunately, a series of mistakes on my part kept the interview from making it to print. Fast forward to October and the Women in Horror Film Festival and