Pierre Roustan, Author of THE CAIN LETTERS and SCARY HORROR STUFF!
I am an author, adventurer, and father, living with my wife, four daughters and one son in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I've trekked through tundras, waded through swamps, wandered through deserts, and swam in the Great Barrier Reef.
Top 5 Original Horror Movies of 2020 (Even During a Pandemic)
Why, do you ask? Simple. Horror movies just might be the only genre that can survive outside of a movie theater -- and for good reason. All you need is some microwave popcorn, a dark living room (or bedroom, maybe), and a significant other (if you so desire). These days it's not that hard to do. The effect a horror film has doesn't change much at all.
3 Stephen King Adaptations You Never Knew Will Be Coming Soon
There's so much from Stephen King as it is, so it's easy to miss even the most obscure. Part of the reason for that is the fact that many get plenty of press, lots of sold tickets, interviews and hoopla. Whereas others are just back-burned due to being under major development or limited to a particular platform. Hence why you have to read up on this! Take notes. Prepare. And.... Perhaps subscribe to those streaming platforms?
We May Be Seeing a 'Beetlejuice' Sequel...Soon
Of course, what you're looking at is just a fan poster. But we can dream. Still the headline isn't as much of a pipe dream as you might be thinking, because there is some truth behind the madness. Here's why:
Stephen King Offering up His Old Digs to Inspire Other Writers
King is quite the philanthropist. And Bangor, Maine, loves the King family to death (and undeath) given how much the household of horror has contributed to the community. Count this next story within the accolades of the master behind IT and Pet Sematary:
Some Might Stay at the Carruther's House, but the Addams Family Has Something Better
Who knew the Addams Family would be so popular, even after Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, and Christina Ricci gave it sex appeal? And more popular by turning it into a CGI animated flick?? We had that with Hotel Transylvania. Still we can't complain. The film killed it in the box office with the panache of a Pixar movie (and it looked it, too), and there is now word that a sequel's on its way.
3 Frightening Clowns Not from the Underworld or Magical Hell
Don't get me wrong: I get the willies from zombie clowns, Pennywise-s, and certain Violators of a spawn-like comic book hero. They're the stuff of legends and horror, but ultimately we have to remember one thing: it's all fiction. The truth is we often get much more scared at the clown walking down the street in the middle of the night than we do a demon in a sewer drain with a red balloon.
3 Top Stories About Sylvester Stallone That'll Make You Think He's the Next Horror Icon
That may be a stretch. We may be exaggerating. We're not, though. When you've got clout, tremendous backing, a history of making great films, and adaptability to branch out into everything from action, to drama, to even comedy, Sylvester Stallone is the cream of the crop!
3 Remake Actors for Horror Icons That May Interest You
In fact, in the horror genre, remakes have been admirable, at the very least. Say what you want about the Child's Play remake—Mark Hamill did just fine with his voice acting chops. Still we have issues, like the forgettable remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show bringing the genre down a notch, but in all fairness, that's one misstep among a legion of interesting takes on phenomenal ideas.
Two Films Proving Sharks Can Bring Out the Best in You
Survival features still to this day are so relatable—and scary all by themselves. That's so much the case that really any of these types of films don't need CGI, high concepts or even explosions. Amazingly enough, not even a mega-film like Megdemanded over-the-top visuals. If you saw that film, you might've thought it was a bit underwhelming. Perhaps for such a massive prehistoric shark, it was. Still what would we be expecting about a planet that's mostly made up of water, one megalodon and a food chain the size of the universe? It's not particularly epic especially when that size shark can't even make it to the shores to prey on the innocent the way a great white can in one classic movie.
The Age of Scary Puppets and Dolls: Why Full Moon Deserves Their Streaming Service
When you think about it, we shouldn't be too surprised that the boys at Full Moon Entertainment recently relaunched their streaming service, branded as Full Moon Features—featuring 500+ titles of some of the shlockiest, sexiest, sleaziest, cheesiest, B-horror flicks ever known to man.
Quentin Tarantino's Final Film May Be a Horror Movie (Are You Surprised?)
We tend to forget that when it comes to Tarantino, the man's a legend. He himself is a motion picture! He's the Stephen King of film-making when you think about it. In fact... wouldn't it be a novel idea to have Tarantino adapt one of King's novels? We think so. Stanley Kubrick has, of course, done just that with The Shining.
Nostalgic 'The Lost Boys' and 'The Craft' Revived, and We're Giddy
That's a tough one for me, honestly. Nostalgia's aplenty in the horror market for throwbacks, but my only one slight concern is when a remake, reboot, rehash, or revamp tarnishes the terror magnificence and makes you long for the original. It's only a slight concern, though; after all, a remake doesn't intend to do away with the original—it just simply honors it.