Dreaditorials: Horror Editorials

The Superlative Seventies: Horror’s Golden Age
Written by deadhorse13, Posted 164 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 164 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 165 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 165 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 165 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 165 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 165 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 166 Days Ago. | 6 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 166 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 166 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 166 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 166 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 167 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 172 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 [...]

What Is Wrong With Modern Horror?
Written by MovieMaven, Posted 178 Days Ago. | 11 Comments
What is Wrong with Modern Horror? A question often asked, and a question often answered on our boards. As much as I love horror films of all types and subgenres, there are several gripes that I have as a fan of horror in relation to modern, mainstream horror movies. Of course everyone within shouting distance [...]

Thrills and Chills- The Purge Goes on Tour
Written by Jason McDonald, Posted 179 Days Ago. | No Comments
This week’s attraction is a unique one because, instead of you having to travel to it, it’ll be coming at you this summer.  To promote the release of “The Purge: Anarchy” this July, Universal and Blumhouse Productions are putting together a “Purge” themed attraction that’ll go on tour throughout the U.S. The attraction will be [...]

Must See Horror Films of the 1970s — Part Two
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 179 Days Ago. | 4 Comments
As promised last week, here is Part Two of the Must See Horror Movies of the 1970s.  The competition for the final few spots was fierce, and yes, I did exclude a number of highly respected horror films (sorry, Deep Red and Deathdream fans).  If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part One, [...]

Thrills and Chills- The Power of Imagination
Written by Jason McDonald, Posted 186 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
It was a slow week in the world of roller coasters.  There weren’t any POV videos of titillating new roller coasters and there certainly weren’t any exciting announcements.  I considered the possibility of not posting an article today.  However, my Mom always encouraged me to think outside of the box when I was presented with [...]

Zombie Zeitgeist: The Influences & Culture of Zombie Movies
Written by Shaun Huhn (CineNiche), Posted 186 Days Ago. | 5 Comments
From its humble beginnings in 1968, the zombie film has flourished into an international phenomenon. In the hands of its inventor George A. Romero, the films were full of social commentary. Whether those themes were racism, consumerism, military infiltration, terrorism, or simply the bleak nihilistic vision of humanity; Romero made his voice heard through the [...]

Woman Power in Horror Movies: Top 10 Female Horror Roles
Written by BlackTequilaKiss, Posted 186 Days Ago. | 18 Comments
Ever since horror movies, a certain label has existed: The women play the damsel in distress and the men typically are the heroes of the day. But as the years pass, horror has changed. This mantra that once existed has long disappeared. Since the 70’s and before, the woman protagonist has become a more prevalent [...]