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Thursday, October 19, 2017

On this day in horror history.... October 19th, 1990

On this day in horror history.... Tom Savini took to the directors chair to re-tell George A. Romero's 'Night of the Living Dead'. A masterful new take on the original film, this one holds its own against the original. If you've never seen it, do yourself a favor and give it a whirl.

my thoughts on.... 'Torso'

As with all of my reviews of films for The Creepercast, I fully recommend that you check each and every one of them out. I am one man and this is my opinion. I've seen plenty of movies that received reviews that were the complete opposite of how I saw the film. These writers, directors, producers and actors all put a lot of time and love into these projects. They deserve to be seen and appreciated for what they are. Everyone has a dream and I fully support the people that take the time to make theirs a reality. With that being said....

I've tried to enjoy Giallo films. I've tried on more than one occasion, but they just don't seem to appeal to me and I do not get the ongoing appeal of this style of Italian horror. For those unfamiliar with the term or the genre, Wikipedia defines it as: “In English-speaking countries, the term giallo often refers to the Italian film version of the genre, a particular style of Italian-produced murder mystery thriller-horror film that usually blends the atmosphere and suspense of thriller fiction with elements of horror fiction (such as slasher violence) and eroticism (similar to the French fantastique genre), and often involves a mysterious killer whose identity is not revealed until the final act of the film. The genre developed in the mid-to-late 1960s, peaked in popularity during the 1970s, and subsequently declined over the next few decades.” On paper, this seems like a no brainer, for those of you who know me and my tastes in horror. The problem is, that no matter how many times I try and no matter what films I watch, this just doesn't resonate with me. Not in any way, shape or form. It's kind of frustrating, because I know so many people adore this genre and there have been countless books, documentaries, etc made about it. I guess it just proves my point that there is something out there for everyone and that's what makes books, art, film, television, etc so great. Either way, last night I gave it one more college try, as I watched Sergio Martino's 'Torso'.

The story is simple enough. Someone is killing pretty coeds and the police only have one clue, that the killer is wearing a red and black scarf. The police seem to have no other real leads or suspects in the case and the killers body count keeps rising. A group of 4 women, in fear for their lives, take a trip up to a villa to get away from the danger. Little do they know, that they've been followed by the masked killer and he may make them his next victims.

Sounds like your standard 80's slasher fare, right? 'Torso' was made in 1973 and was the 5th film in Sergio Martino's Giallo cycle. Some consider it to be his best work in the genre, while others contend that it was his least successful. The biggest thing to realize about Giallo films, is that they contain a few very distinct elements. Beautiful women, slow and methodical pacing, gore and excellent cinematography. (See the earlier Wikipedia citation for additional standards in the genre) This film contains all of those elements, but it never seems to form into an enjoyable experience. It's less of a horror film and more of a who cares who done it? None of the characters are particularly likable and everything is so paper thin, that it feels like a late night Cinemax film.... made in the 70's. Don't get me wrong. I love 70's style film making. Slow burns are a wonderful thing, when there's some kind of payoff at the end or an overall lesson to be taught. The problem is, that 'Torso' never had that final moment at the end where I felt satisfied with all of the waiting and buildup. It just kind of ends.

I don't know if I'll take a trip back down the Giallo rabbit hole again. I've seen several, including the master work of the genre: 'Susperia'. The only film in this Italian hay day that I truly appreciate is Lucio Fulci's 'Zombi 2' and I don't even think it qualifies to be included in this review. I'd give 'Torso' a 2 out of 5 star rating. I know that this may garner some hate among fans of the genre, but it's just not for me and there's nothing wrong with that. To each their own. Maybe someday, I'll look back on all of this and realize that I was wrong, but until that day I'm done with Giallo films. I've done my research and put in the work. I'll leave these films for the die hard fans to enjoy and go back to my regularly scheduled programming.

If you like this film, check out some of it's contemporaries: 'Susperia', 'A Lizard in a Woman's Skin' and 'Deep Red'

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

On this day in horror history.... October 18th, 1980

On this day in horror history.... one of the films that made me a horror fan, 'Motel Hell' is released. An oddity among horror, at the time. This film is a surrealistic trip down 80's horror memory lane. The image of Farmer Vincent with the pig's head mask, with the chainsaw.... is burned into my brain forever.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

On this day in horror history.... October 17th, 2003

On this day in horror history.... the Michael Bay produced reboot of 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' is released. A film that initially rubbed me the wrong way, over the years, I've grown to enjoy it. While it may not have the realism that the original did, it still deserves a place at the Leatherface table.

Monday, October 16, 2017

On this day in horror history.... October 16th, 1992

On this day in horror history.... Clive Barker's 'Candyman' is released. A frightening film to this day, Tony Todd turned words on the page, into a terrifying reality. Chicago never felt safe again.

my thoughts on.... 'Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told'

As with all of my reviews of films for The Creepercast, I fully recommend that you check each and every one of them out. I am one man and this is my opinion. I've seen plenty of movies that received reviews that were the complete opposite of how I saw the film. These writers, directors, producers and actors all put a lot of time and love into these projects. They deserve to be seen and appreciated for what they are. Everyone has a dream and I fully support the people that take the time to make theirs a reality. With that being said....

The 60's were a different time. Not just socially and politically, but in the film making industry. It seemed that studios were more willing to take risks and there were more b-movies being made. Well, that's not entirely true. We have just as many b-movies being produced today, they're just being done on smaller budgets and by home made film makers. Therefore, the quality isn't quite as good as it was, as it's primarily being shot on cell phones, digital cameras and other cheap and easy options. There just aren't as many film makers, actually using film. Because of that, we don't get these strange little oddities like 'Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told', that look like they had a bigger budget than they probably did. I've heard about this film for many years now. Being a fan of Sid Haig, ever since I first saw 'House of 1000 Corpses', it's been on my long list of things I needed to see before I died. It's currently streaming on Amazon Prime, so it felt like a good time to settle in and give it a proper viewing.

The basic story, which is fairly simple, focuses on the Merrye family. Two sisters (played by Jill Banner and Beverly Washburn) and a brother (played by a very young Sid Haig), who are being looked after by their caretaker, Bruno (played by the late Lon Chaney Jr). The adult children are suffering from something later referred to as 'Merrye Syndrome'. This is defined as a condition that basically makes them have the mental capacity of children. Sometimes, the condition can cause them to regress further and further into a younger state of mind. All three 'children', don't seem to have a full grasp on right and wrong and have been known to murder innocent passers by. After keeping them safe from outside eyes for many years, Bruno is soon forced into trying to save his house and the 'kids' from an outside family member who wants the home and all the assets that come with overseeing the 'children'. During the course of the fateful 24 hour period, all of them soon realize that the Merrye 'children' are not as innocent as they appear. They may not escape the night with their lives.

What's fascinating about this little slice of bizarre cinema history is that it was made in 1967, the same year as George A. Romero's 'Night of the Living Dead'. Although it doesn't share the undead aspect of the story, it still feels very much like a distant cousin to this film. Written and directed by Jack Hill ('Coffey', 'Switchblade Sisters' and 'Foxy Brown') this was originally intended as a comedy. What we ended up with, instead, was a very dark and somewhat demented tale of murder and mayhem. Despite there being no blood shed what so ever, this film is still rather gruesome and contains several scenes that are shocking. Perhaps that makes it tame by today's standards, but when you look at in the context in which it was made, it's a rather curious piece of cinema history. Perhaps this is why it's remembered so fondly? If you ever do any research on horror movies and the history of the genre, this one will continually pop up on people's required viewing lists. After finally seeing this one, I can see why. I can also see how it influenced several writers and directors, in their future film making careers. Where as many people cite 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2' as Rob Zombie's primary influence on 'House of 1000 Corpses', I would beg to differ. I would clearly put this at the top of the list, in terms of the movie that most closely resembles that film and bares a lot of striking similarities in more ways than one. Right down to the last scenes in the film, this almost feels like the original to Rob's unintentional remake. Perhaps that's too big of a stretch, but it clearly was a film that he used as a basic template. Watch it for yourself and see if you would agree with me.

All in all, this is one that will continue to puzzle and jump start the creative juices in many writer/directors to come. There's just something about it, that bares a required viewing seal of approval. It's strange, unique and twisted, but at the same time it's quite well made and something like you've never seen before. It's not the greatest film ever made, but it's certainly one that needs a wider audience. If you're a fan of Rob Zombie's work and want a little peak inside of his head, then you should put this one in the top of your queue and give it a go. A 4 out of 5 star blast from the past and something I could say a lot more about, but I don't want to spoil any of it for those of you who decide to take the journey. There are a lot of winks and nods to other prior films and a certain deranged charm to it. The only criticism that I might have, is that poor Sid Haig had no actual lines of dialogue. He spends most of his time just smiling and acting bizarre, but in only a way that he can. Make a bucket of popcorn, make sure your cat is okay and turn off all the lights. This is one that you'll be telling your friends about the next day.... just like I am.

If you like this, check out: 'Night of the Living Dead' (1968), 'House of 1000 Corpses' and 'The Wolf Man' (1941)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

On this day in horror history.... October 15th, 1981

On this day in horror history.... the original 'Evil Dead' is released. Jump starting the careers of both Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi, this film created not only a franchise, but gave birth to Ashley J. Williams. You can't call yourself a horror film fanatic, unless you've seen this one. A true masterpiece.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

On this day in horror history.... October 14th, 1994

On this day in horror history.... Wes Craven returned to his most iconic creation, as 'Wes Craven's New Nightmare' is released. Freddy Krueger came back for one more nightmare, in one of the most inventive horror films of all times. Once again proving, why Wes was one of the greats.

Friday, October 13, 2017

On this day in horror history.... October 13th, 2006

On this day in horror history.... the sequel to the remake of 'The Grudge' is released. In this second installment, we find the Sam Raimi produced series, following the continuing adventures of the duel revenge seeking ghosts. I really enjoyed this one, as well as the original, and I love the death of Ted Raimi. Incredibly effective!

It's Time for a Terror Time Out Featuring 'Halloween' 1978

One picture alone tells a story and a horror film is full of still frames that stand out as works of art. A Terror Time out is when we feature a still from one of those films. Here is this weeks frame of horror fame.

Here we have a body pegged to a door and the murderous shape admiring his work. Or is he just curious as he watches his victim release his last breath?

Happy 13th the Friday 2017!

From all of us at the Creepercast, to all of you...

Always remember...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

my thoughts on.... 'The Blackcoat's Daughter'

As with all of my reviews of films for The Creepercast, I fully recommend that you check each and every one of them out. I am one man and this is my opinion. I've seen plenty of movies that received reviews that were the complete opposite of how I saw the film. These writers, directors, producers and actors all put a lot of time and love into these projects. They deserve to be seen and appreciated for what they are. Everyone has a dream and I fully support the people that take the time to make theirs a reality. With that being said....

As the year is slowly crawling to a finish, I've been re-visiting my contenders for the 'Top 13 Horror Films of 2017'. Realizing that there are still a whole lot of films left for me to watch, before January 1st, I've been lurking on other sites and seeing what other critics early front runners are. One film that seems to continually be on every single list I find, is 'The Blackcoat's Daughter'. Having some free time on Sunday and letting my curiosity get the best of me, I watched it. Before I get into the details of the film and what my thoughts were on it, I have to confess, that throughout about 75% of the film, I was wondering what in the hell was going on? If I'm watching a David Lynch film, it's to be expected. However, if I'm watching something by another director, I don't have that expectation. This was also not the good kind of confusion. This was more of the 'I wish I knew what was going on' kind of confusion.

From what I could make out about the plot, the film tells the story of a college type school, where 2 girls are stuck over a break. Meanwhile, in a peripheral story line, another girl is traveling across country to the same school. Strange things seem to be afoot, as one of the girls begins to exhibit some bizarre behavior. She starts to become more mean spirited and eventually ends up in the basement, having some kind of weird convulsions in front of the furnace. More strange things happen, as the girl becomes more unhinged. At the same time, the traveling girl is being given a ride by a nice couple headed in the same direction as her. Back at the college type school, the weird girl kills 2 caretakers and then kills the other girl stuck at the school. She beheads them and places there severed heads in front of the furnace. She's then shot by a police officer and taken into custody at a hospital. A priest comes and realizes she's possessed by the 'devil'. He gets the 'devil' out of her and it takes up living in the traveling girl. She then beheads the friendly couple and takes their heads to the furnace. That's basically the end.

A lot of minor events happen within the be-headings, but most of them seem to be plot devices to keep the story moving forward. There's also a shadowy 'devil' kind of thing, that looks like Frank the rabbit (from 'Donnie Darko') and a Muppet, had a baby. This movie has a very simple plot and is quite the slow burn. The problem isn't either of those things. The problem is that the viewer just doesn't care about any of the protagonists or antagonists, as well as the minimal plot. This film has no real purpose or direction. Granted, it's pretty to look at and give everyone involved, credit for putting forth a good effort. I just don't understand all the praise that's being given to 'The Blackcoat's Daughter'. It's as if they took all the pieces from 'The House of the Devil', 'Rosemary's Baby', 'The Exorcist' and 'Dead Poets Society' and put it in a blender. The result isn't a delicious mash up of the source material, but rather a muddied mess of a movie.

I can't recommend that you watch this film, but I also wouldn't tell you not too. Obviously, a lot of other critics out there, are seeing something I'm not. The funny thing is, I love simple stories. I dig the idea behind this film. The actors are on point with their craft and the mood is very well set. In the end, however, it just doesn't work. I'd give this a 2 out of 5 star rating. This is something I never need to see again. Sadly, it's not like 'The Babadook', which I initially disliked, but eventually came to realize that I was missing the point of the film. This movie doesn't have a point. It just.... is. 'The Blackcoat's Daughter' will not be making my 'Top 13 Horror Films of 2017'. Instead, I'm going to quietly walk away from the whole experience, wondering what in the hell I just watched?

If you'd like to see (what I feel) was the source material for this film, check out: 'The House of the Devil', 'Rosemary's Baby' and 'The Exorcist'

Sunday, October 8, 2017

my thoughts on.... 'It Stains the Sands Red'

As with all of my reviews of films for The Creepercast, I fully recommend that you check each and every one of them out. I am one man and this is my opinion. I've seen plenty of movies that received reviews that were the complete opposite of how I saw the film. These writers, directors, producers and actors all put a lot of time and love into these projects. They deserve to be seen and appreciated for what they are. Everyone has a dream and I fully support the people that take the time to make theirs a reality. With that being said....

Sometimes you hear the premise for a film and, for some reason, you know that it's going to be something you enjoy. I stumbled across 'It Stains the Sand Red' by pure accident. I'm not even 100% sure now, where I even saw it? All I know, is that it spoke to me in a way that demand it to be watched. I knew little to nothing about who was in it or who made it, all I knew was what the story was about and that it involved zombies. The problem with this method of film watching is that you never know whether your instincts will be correct or if you'll end up wanting the last hour and a half of your life back. In this case, I most certainly did not want my time back. Actually, I couldn't stop thinking about it, after it ended. Something in the story line, just jumped off of the screen and made me want to talk about it. The need to share it with others, was very great. The thing was, I wasn't sure if anyone else would feel the same way about it, that I did? It could be a film that spoke to me on a personal level, that wouldn't translate to others. Either way, I've been dying to talk about it, ever since. Now, with all of that being said, the time is quickly coming upon us, where we'll be releasing our 'Top' lists for 2017. I can already tell you that this film will be on my list. At what place will it land? That remains to be seen. I still have quite a few contenders to watch, before the end of the year. But it's safe to say that this one is nowhere near the bottom and will surely have a spot along side the others on my ever growing list.

The plot is incredibly simple. A man, Nick, and a woman, Molly, are on the road, trying to get to an airfield, in order to take a plane to Mexico. A zombie apocalypse has recently happened and everyone is seeking safety, wherever they can find it. The car gets stuck and they're soon fighting for their lives from a single, solitary zombie, that happens to be wandering down the road where they get stuck. Molly, eventually, finds herself alone and being pursued by the lone undead man. She's about 30 miles from the airfield, only has limited supplies and is under a very short time frame to get there, before the other members of the group, will be leaving. As she's racing for her life, the zombie is continually on her trail. Trapped in the middle of the desert, all she can do is keep going, in the hopes that she'll make it in time.... and alive.

Now, don't let this minimal plot lead you to believe this is a simple film. There is so much more going on. Most of Molly's backstory happens in flashbacks. As she's wondering the wasteland, we learn about the life she had, before this all began. As a character, Molly isn't very likable. One of the great things about this film, is that she goes through a major arc during the second and third act. By the end of the film, you care about her and what she's been through. She also learns a lot about herself. Even big budget Hollywood films, don't have this much character development. Maybe that's why this seemed so smart to me. Because the writer and director didn't have as much to work with, they had to use what they had to make this into something more. Granted, this is far from a perfect film. It still has a lot of flaws and things I could have done without. There's a very unnecessary rape scene, that could have been changed, to still be as effective, but without going the distance. It was a major turning point in the film, but one that could have been done just as effectively without the actual rape taking place. There was also a moment involving a tampon, that was unique (I'll give it that), but that felt a little forced. However, within the context of the character, was not out of place. It actually made sense, that she did what she did. Some of the positives of 'It Stains the Sands Red', involved using the single zombie as a metaphor. Primarily as a way of making Molly realize what it means to be a mother. I know this sounds strange, but once you see the movie, you'll understand. There's also some fun interactions between Molly and 'Smalls' (the nickname she gives the zombie, eventually).

Directed and co-written by Colin Minihan, the man behind 'Grave Encounters' and 'Extraterrestrial'. He's grown a lot in his film making prowess. I've enjoyed his work in the past, but it was fairly obvious that he was still learning his craft. This film is much more mature and shows that he's taken what he's learned and applied it to creating a more complete film. There's also some amazing shots, including some aerial scenes that show the vastness of the desert and remind the viewer what the real danger may be, within the story. It's not only the zombie, but the environment itself. It's hard enough to survive the conditions, in a normal situation, but when you factor in the unstoppable killing machine.... you raise the level of tension and terror. But wait, why doesn't she just kill 'Smalls'? In order to find out the answer to that, you just need to live the experience with her. In the beginning, it's a bit more forced, that the zombie doesn't die right away. However, the reality is that if a normal person was in this situation, they might not turn into the undead killing machine that seems to appear in every other film in the genre. It's a bit more believable than you'd think. 'It Stains the Sands Red' was a really pleasant surprise. I had an inkling that I'd enjoy it, but no where near the amount that I ended up feeling about this film. It's smart, well made, has a good script/story line and the main character has an obvious development that requires kudos for the lead, Brittany Allen. This is a solid 4 out of 5 star film, that I hope will garner a following, in time. I'm also hoping that Colin Minihan continues to make films like this one. The horror genre is growing. It's no longer about cheap jump scares and the desire to create a franchise. With the 'Deathwave' movement, leading the charge, audiences are hungry for stories with more substance. I don't think Hollywood will ever understand this, but one can dare to dream.

If you like this, check out: 'The Battery', 'Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead' and 'Spring'

Saturday, October 7, 2017

On this day in horror history.... October 7th, 1849

On this day in horror history.... one of the most well known horror writers ever, Edgar Allen Poe, passes away. A man who's tales struck fear in the hearts of decade after decade of readers. Converted to films, cartoons, toys, etc his stories are timeless. On this day in 1849, quoth the raven.... "Nevermore".

Friday, October 6, 2017

On this day in horror history.... October 6th, 2006

On this day in horror history.... the prequel to the reboot of the original series, 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning' is released. Produced by Michael Bay and bringing back many of the original characters from the previous installment, this told the story of Leatherface's childhood. Personally, I rather enjoyed this installment in the franchise. I know it's an unpopular opinion, but I liked both Platinum Dunes releases. Sadly, 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' was garbage.... but that's for another day in 'Horror History'.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

On this day in horror history.... October 5th, 1919

On this day in horror history.... the man, the myth, the legend: Donald Pleasence is born. A well respected and talented actor, he had a career that spanned decades. For horror film fans, he was best known as Dr. Samuel Loomis. The man who spent his life chasing Michael Myers. Mr. Pleasence was no stranger to horror. He starred in many other well known films and has been missed, since his passing in 1995.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

my thoughts on.... 'Madballs' and nostalgia

When I was a kid, I loved monsters. All of them, no matter how frightening or friendly. For some reason they were more of a popular item for toy makers and they seemed to be intentionally geared towards kids. From the 60's up through the early 90's, they were everywhere. I remember owning Universal Monsters action figures, the Monster Maker playset, I also remember rubber monsters you could buy in bulk and many of the mainstream toys had monster lines of popular characters. It was like a wonderland for early horror lovers, before we knew what real horror was. As I started to get a little older, I was introduced to Fangoria magazine and other horror publications. My world opened up even more, to the true movie madmen and what special effects had to offer. Blood, guts and gore became something I knew existed. It was no longer into cute little action figures and playsets, now it was melting men, pig headed chainsaw wielders and a life sized Freddy Krueger poster behind my bedroom door. They were everywhere and all consuming. Luckily, I had a mother who knew that I was a level headed kid, who just enjoyed the creepiest things the world had to offer. She supported whatever I was into and loved me and never looked down on me or questioned my sanity. Halloween was the best time of the year though. As that was the one time of year, I could let my freak flag fly and no one would bat an eye. They were all just as enamored with the world of the macabre as I was. It was my version of Christmas. All of this, ironically, still rings true today. That brings us up to where I am now. A man with a shared blog, that delves into our mutual love of horror and everything that goes bump in the night. The real question is, what does this have to do with this blog post? Well, let me explain....

One of my favorite horror themed toys, as a kid, were Madballs. What are Madballs, you ask? See the first picture posted at the beginning of this article for reference. They were baseball sized toys, designed to look like various creatures. With no holds barred designs, they featured veins, goop and blood. Each one of them representing a different frightening figure. Not necessarily pointed at any one particular classic monster, but more just creepy in their own way. This toy line was so incredibly popular, that it spawned additional releases of new Madballs. It also birthed an animated series and a series of comic books. Over the years, it's seen other incarnations and re-releases of new characters. There was just something about these wacky little orbs, that made kids (and adults) love them. In the past couple of weeks, I saw an article about another edition of these toys that was being made available to the public. Horror icon Madballs! Exclusively at Best Buy, these new designs featured famous monsters like Leatherface, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, the Predator, a Face Hugger and an Alien. Priced at $9.99 each, they're available in certain stores and online. It made me feel like a kid again, to see these little guys. Nostalgia is a powerful thing. It reminds us who we are and also keeps that flame alive, for the things we love. Whomever thought of this idea, to bring back a classic toy in a new way, kudos to you. Not only are these well thought out, but they're pretty dang cool too. I have to admit, I'm interested. Now, I'm waiting for the time when the toy aisles are all littered again with more movie monsters and not just ones that are aimed at adults. I'd like to see the next generation taking the same roads I traveled, that led me to where I am today. A monster kid, in an adult body, who loves horror in all its forms.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

On this day in horror history.... October 3rd, 2002

On this day in horror history.... Jaume Balagueró's first American film, 'Darkness', is released. A rather forgettable piece of cinema, he was never quite able to reach the quality of his Spanish made films, like the '[REC]' franchise. Possibly due to the American studios influence and their desire to have the film made their way? The world may never know, but I can't say that I remember anything about this film and I've seen it before.

Monday, October 2, 2017

On this day in horror history.... October 2nd, 1959

On this day in horror history.... broadcast television got a little more frightening, as 'The Twilight Zone' makes its debut. Featuring weekly stories about the weird and wild, this show carved out a new niche in TV. Often imitated, but never duplicated, 'The Twilight Zone' has stood the test of time.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Horror Releases for October 2017

This is in no way a definitive list of horror films that will be released this month but gives us something to look forward too.

Friday The 13th
Directed by Breck Eisner
In theaters 10/13/2017
The 13th installment of the popular horror franchise.

Insidious: Chapter 4
Directed by Adam Robitel
In theaters 10/20/2017
Lin Shaye will reprise her role as Elise Rainier.

Saw: Legacy
Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig
In theaters 10/27/2017
Predestination directors Michael and Peter Spierig will helm the latest film in the Saw franchise. Tobin Bell rumored to return as Jigsaw.

God Particle
Directed by Julius Onah
In theaters 10/27/2017
Rumored to be the untitled Cloverfield prequel. Takes place on board a space ship where a shocking discovery leads to a team of astronauts fighting for their lives.

On this day in horror history.... October 1st, 1968

On this day in horror history.... George A Romero brought zombies into the cultural mainstream with the release of 'Night of the Living Dead'. A landmark film in the horror genre, not only as the birth of the modern zombie, but as the power of independent film making. This movie went on to be a midnight masterpiece and one that is still unrivaled today.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

On this day in horror history.... September 30th, 1988

On this day in horror history.... William S. Mayfield's (Creepercast writer and contributor) personal favorite scarelebrity, Elivra, releases her feature film debut: 'Elvira, Mistress of the Dark'. A camp horror "classic", this has gone down as a midnight movie masterpiece. Full of scary sexiness and goofy laughs, it is one movie that has no equal, but it will have you seeing double.