Dreaditorials: Horror Editorials

Must See Horror Films of the 1970s — Part One
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 108 Days Ago. | No Comments
Like any successful horror movie, some articles get sequels. And same as those horror follow-ups, these articles should be done for the fans, not just the creator’s joy. As a continuation of my Best Horror Movies of the 1980s list, I hope this article will be as fun for you as it is for me. [...]

13 Horror Movies To Watch on Mothers Day
Written by Herner Klenthur, Posted 109 Days Ago. | 6 Comments
Its Mother’s day this weekend which means today you should be doing incredibly nice things for your mother dearest. If you dont you might just face her wrath! In honor of Mothers Day we are looking at 13 horror movies to watch on Mothers Day that are sure to make you want to hug your [...]

So Cal Zombies Are Trying to Go to Prom
Written by Jason McDonald, Posted 110 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
Prom is a magical night full of possibilities.  Even if you are a rotting corpse.  The San Diego Zombie Walk, a Southern California tradition that takes place during San Diego Comic Con, is attempting to put together an unforgettable night for its zombie participants by sending them to prom. For the last eight years Jennifer [...]

Top Ten Sympathetic Horror Killers
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 111 Days Ago. | 9 Comments
Not all horror movie murderers are created equal. From the reticent Jason Voorhees who toils away at the thankless job of slaughtering campers to the gleeful Freddy Krueger who revels in every tally mark he gains when murdering a Springwood teen, plenty of killers seem perfectly suited to their vocations. But in the annals of [...]

You‘re Killing ME: The Driving Factor Behind 1970’s Horror
Written by Scott Dell, Posted 121 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
No one walked away from the gang rape of The Last House on The Left without a deep scar, knowing full well, “I can’t un-see this.” It was disturbing, and it was all too real. Real, this key word is where the horror films of the 1970’s stood out against everything else in the horror [...]

Horror Writers Wanted!
Written by TheM, Posted 121 Days Ago. | 2 Comments
Do you love horror? Do you want to write about the horror genre? Well, we have the gig for you! We are specifically looking for a day-to-day news contributor to join our daily horror movie news team. If you are up on the latest horror news and have it dripping into your blood stream from an [...]

10 Ways Stephen King’s Carrie Changed Horror
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 127 Days Ago. | 9 Comments
This month marks the fortieth anniversary of Stephen King’s debut novel, Carrie. While this article technically missed the official anniversary back on the 5th, I’ve found myself pondering a certain ineradicable loner ever since learning of the ceremonious four-decade occasion. What is it about the 1974 book that has inspired countless reprints, four films, and [...]

4 Reasons Horror Has the Best Directors in Hollywood
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 131 Days Ago. | 4 Comments
Horror gets a bad rap.  As a fan of the genre, you probably already realize this.  Non-aficionados throw out wild accusations like “It doesn’t take any talent to make a horror movie.  Anyone can do it!” or “All you care about in a movie is blood and boobs”.  Okay, for some of us, that last [...]

Horror Spotlight: Mario Bava Part 2
Written by Shaun Huhn (CineNiche), Posted 133 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
Welcome back to the world of Mario Bava. If you haven’t had a chance to read the first part of the spotlight you can check it out here. If you’ve already read it, then lets jump right back in. We begin the second half with Blood And Black Lace. Mario Bava’s next film became the true [...]

FRIDAY THE 13th – The Final Chapter – 30 Years Later
Written by Tim Hannigan, Posted 136 Days Ago. | 4 Comments
Friday April 13th 1984 was advertised as “Jason’s Unlucky Day”. Of course – three decades later we can appreciate that when the word “Final” is used in a horror franchise it is simply a marketing gimmick – sort of like a KISS Farewell Tour. If people believe that this is the last one they will [...]

Taking No Prisoners: The Horrors of New French Extremism
Written by Jared, Posted 137 Days Ago. | 5 Comments
The genre of “New Extremism” is deeply routed in horror’s history and a sub-genre of that, recently dubbed “New French Extremism” is a version I find particularly interesting.  New French Extremism lingers in those moral grey areas that litter our world, shocking audiences with its’ unrelenting deceptions of brutal violence and graphic sexuality.  Taboo is [...]

Horror Spotlight: Mario Bava Part 1
Written by Shaun Huhn (CineNiche), Posted 143 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
Welcome to the world of Mario Bava, in this two part series we will examine the maestro’s legacy and the films that have been inspired by his artistic vision. Before the slasher boom of the eighties and before the Italian greats: Michele Soavi, Dario Argento, Ruggero Deodato, and Lucio Fulci there was Mario Bava. There [...]

7 Underrated Apocalypse Movies
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 144 Days Ago. | 8 Comments
Most horror fans love a good apocalypse.  I know I sure do.  Night of the Living Dead, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and 28 Days Later are practically my bread and butter, and I bet you feel the same way.  But what does a horror fan do when you’ve already marathoned through all of Romero’s [...]

The Best Horror Movie Monsters that Used No CGI–Part 2
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 151 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
As promised last week, here is Part II of the best CGI-free monsters of horror. This round focuses on the full-body creations and the inimitable puppets that have worked their way into our gore-loving hearts. (If you’re looking for the straightforward makeup designs, then check out Part I.) So in chronological order, here are this [...]

10 Terrible Horror Movies With Great Titles
Written by Chris Egan, Posted 151 Days Ago. | 15 Comments
Movie titles are one of the most important parts of the entire process of film-making from inception, to the marketing and finally the release. It gives us insight to what the film will be about. In many cases it may even incite or deter us to/from seeing a particular movie. There are many instances of [...]

The Best Horror Movie Monsters that Used No CGI — Part 1
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 158 Days Ago. | 3 Comments
Since Universal Horror ruled the marquee, movie monsters have entertained us with their madcap, bloodthirsty antics. But these villains are not created equal. A skilled makeup artist understands that each design hinges on how the monster will elicit fear. Zombies, for example, are scary precisely because they’re made in our image, albeit a ravenous, reanimated [...]

The 10 Best Hammer Horror Films
Written by DeadHorse, Posted 164 Days Ago. | 37 Comments
Let me set for you the stage. An impressionable lad (yours truly) has just been forced to sit through Bible School thanks to his highly religious and over-bearing grandmother.  After church Mom would be doing chores and my grandparents would inevitably fall asleep in their easy chairs. Despite their respectful attempts to keep me pure [...]

Top Ten Women of Hammer Films
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 168 Days Ago. | 19 Comments
Ah, Hammer Film Productions. Any truly devoted horror fan thinks of those beautifully lavish studio sets and smiles. Alright, very few of you readers remember the sets quite so well as the buxom beauties that pranced across them, in glorious Technicolor no less. To say films don’t make ‘em like they used to doesn’t even [...]

5 Things Horror Movies Taught Us about Witchcraft
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 172 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
In just a few weeks, we’ll reach the Spring Equinox. You’re probably wondering why you should care. Most people don’t. Maybe you’ll see a quick blurb on a news site about the topic, but otherwise, an equinox tends to concern only astronomers and hippy-dippy New Age people who celebrate chakras and life energy. Oh, and [...]

The Best Horror Movies of the 1980s
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 186 Days Ago. | 26 Comments
When the average person thinks of the 1980s, shoulder pads, power suits, and Huey Lewis and the News come to mind.  But when most horror fans imagine the decade, visions of Camp Crystal Lake, raucous Gremlins, and the Overlook Hotel tend to beat out Madonna and Ronald Reagan as the prevailing icons.  Back then, horror [...]