Dreaditorials: Horror Editorials

The Evolution of Children in Horror Films
Written by Dr Hideous, Posted 107 Days Ago. | 4 Comments
Dr Hideous reflects on the evolution of children in horror films and the three major trends in the way children fit into horror plots. We’ll call them “the silent witness,” “the creepy little kid,” and “the un-victim.” [...]

Thrills and Chills- The End of an Era
Written by Jason McDonald, Posted 107 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
This week is all about endings and beginnings as we take a look at the end of a California treasure and the beginning of the Halloween Haunt season. Let’s start with the bittersweet news. Earlier this week it was revealed that Six Flags Magic Mountain would be closing down their iconic ride “Colossus.” The news [...]

10 Indie Horror Films Every Horror Fan Should See!
Written by Flay Otters, Posted 107 Days Ago. | 16 Comments
There was a bit of noise out of the Independent Spirit Awards recently surrounding the idea of ‘independent’ or ‘low budget’ and what that means. A twenty million dollar budget and a huge promotional machine behind a film seems, to me anyway, to strip away a little of what makes a film ‘independent.’ That said, [...]

Rocky Horror Wedding Proposal
Written by Shaun Huhn (CineNiche), Posted 107 Days Ago. | No Comments
This is for the unconventional conventionalists. In 1975, while Jaws was taking a bite out of mainstream audiences, there was a film released for the counter culture. The Rocky Horror Picture Show took a while to find its niche, but once it did the midnight crowd was never the same. Rocky will soon celebrate his [...]

10 Reasons Horror Fans Miss Video Stores
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 108 Days Ago. | 11 Comments
Call me a Luddite, but I harbor inherent suspicion toward all technology. Yes, I’m an online writer and I take full advantage of the wonders that computer tech afford us. However, there are some things we’ve surrendered, all for the sake of convenience. Video stores are one of those vanquished victims. You might think the [...]

Top 10 Creature Feature Movies
Written by Carrion, Posted 111 Days Ago. | 40 Comments
Generating this top 10 list of creature feature movies was not easy. The first stumbling block was the definition of the term “Creature”. What defines a creature? Can it be something ordinary like a crocodile or a shark, or does is it need to live in a black lagoon? I turned to dictionary.com for some [...]

The Superlative Seventies: Horror’s Golden Age
Written by deadhorse13, Posted 113 Days Ago. | No Comments
I feel old. Not the kind of old that makes you wait in line at Wal-Mart with a bargain priced package of Depends tucked under your wrinkled arm, mind you. But the kind of old that makes one feel disconnected to today’s youth generation. When it comes to horror, and based upon its current climate [...]

10 Horror Remakes Worth The Price of Admission
Written by Herner Klenthur, Posted 113 Days Ago. | 14 Comments
I am not an advocate for horror remakes. For me horror remakes are a clear cut attempt by studios to cash in on our memories and make a quick buck without putting any sort of effort or showing any consideration for die hard horror fans. It should come as no shock why studios do this [...]

15 Hilarious Indie Horror Films Every Fan Should See
Written by Herner Klenthur, Posted 114 Days Ago. | No Comments
I love horror comedies. I like em gorey, I like em cheesy and yeah I also like em with some great 80’s production values. That said I wanted to share films that are funny, gorey and abso-friggin-lutely hilarious. Admittedly all tastes differ but if you like b-movies, like gore, and like REASONABLE production values I [...]

Why Some Say The Horror Genre is Dying
Written by PoppaScotch, Posted 114 Days Ago. | 3 Comments
Recently I read an article in the a Newark Film Examiner by Mark Jones who makes a very convincing argument explaining his reasons why he feels that the horror genre is dying. After carefully reading that article as well as a great rebuttal that popped up over at Dread Central, I think that now would be a good [...]

The Ten Best Horror Films of 2009
Written by PoppaScotch, Posted 114 Days Ago. | No Comments
Was it just me, or did 2009 go by quicker than a teenager staying at Chrystal Lake (GET IT!?!?!).  Also, it’s in my contract that along with every other website in the world, I have compiled my top 10 horror movies of 2009.  Now I want to remind you all again that just like last [...]

Horror Fan Quiz, Which One Are You?
Written by MovieMaven, Posted 114 Days Ago. | 8 Comments
I am not one who thinks that pigeon-holing is fair, but I thought this might be a fun editorial. It’s interactive rather than me just running my mouth. To make a long story short, I was doing some thinking about fan demographics for this week’s article. That one is still coming eventually but I kind [...]

Top Ten Bad (But Oh so Good) Horror Films
Written by MovieMaven, Posted 114 Days Ago. | 4 Comments
I spend a lot of time compiling lists of achievements in horror films. But then who doesn’t like to focus on the good? We love to talk about all those films that made a difference.  We give accolades and celebrate those icons of horror that prove this is a genre worthy of respect.  This week [...]

Horror Movie Starter Kits For New Horror Fans
Written by MovieMaven, Posted 115 Days Ago. | 5 Comments
Lately I have had people of all ages coming up to me saying, “Maven, I’m not so much into horror, but I would like to be. How do I, as a newcomer, get started?” Well if you believe that statement then you believe people really call me Maven on the street. And if you believe [...]

Home Invasion Films Get Us Where We Live
Written by MovieMaven, Posted 115 Days Ago. | No Comments
The recent string of home invasion films like The Strangers, Them and Inside got me thinking about the terror behind it all. Of course they each have their own brand of psychological teasers that touch different people in different ways, but the basic idea is the same. Your haven is no longer a place of [...]

Let’s Talk About Sex & Horror Movies
Written by MovieMaven, Posted 115 Days Ago. | 5 Comments
Tonight I’m feeling a little….naughty. Let’s just say I’m in a good mood. So let’s talk about sex. Sex and horror. But I am not simply referring to the bare-breasted girls prancing about seventies grindhouse films. From the sensuality of gothic vampires imbibing on life-giving fluids with the intimacy of a hickie-gone-wild to the doomed [...]

Top Ten Horror Movie Hunks
Written by MovieMaven, Posted 115 Days Ago. | 2 Comments
Time again for the Top Ten. This week I am taking the list in a different direction. We all know who the hot chicks are in horror. Hell, that’s all we hear about. But who are the guys who get our blood boiling? I’ve spent some time mulling this over. I must first preface this [...]

Top 10 Most Beautiful Women of Horror
Written by JMH314, Posted 115 Days Ago. | 37 Comments
While Maven’s recent Top Ten Horror Hunks article was a big hit with the ladies of the site, I figured why not give the guys a treat and come up with some “Top Ten Horror Hotties”. There are definitely many roles to choose from and it wasnt easy. I actually recruited several HM members to give me [...]

Top Ten Horror Movie Sidekicks
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 116 Days Ago. | 3 Comments
Oh, horror sidekicks: the true unsung heroes and heroines of the genre. Sometimes, they hang around just to play best friend to the protagonist, offering moral support and possibly supplying an extra tally mark to the final body count. Other times, these bastions of storytelling stop by to wreak havoc as they serve the side [...]

Thrills and Chills- Let’s Get Extreme
Written by Jason McDonald, Posted 121 Days Ago. | No Comments
EXTREEEME! I love when anything describes itself as being “extreme.”  When I hear that word my mind draws connections to the 90’s and I start to envision bright neon colors and skateboarding kids living life to the max. I fully support more things being labeled as “extreme.” I mean, would you rather have “nachos” or [...]