Thursday, October 16, 2014

Regional Horrors Invade Country Living Magazine


I try to spread the regional horror gospel wherever I can, and earlier this month Country Living magazine (which is published by a local power co-op here in Columbus, Ohio) asked me to write an article covering some of the best/weirdest Ohio-made horrors.

You can see the article here, topped by a very large photo from Thankskilling. Other titles covered in the piece include Jay Woelfel's Beyond Dream's Door (1989), Homebodies (1974), The Wednesday Children (1973), Killer Nerd (1991), The Rage (2007), Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan ... and The Dead Next Door (1989).

Monday, October 13, 2014

Trailer of the Week: Spookies (1986)

For this week's trailer, I've selected Spookies, a disjointed haunted house flick from New York that both confounded and amused me when I first saw it. When I was putting together the Regional Horror Films book, I found a number of articles and interviews online that detailed its troubled production history -- one that involved two separate directors and crews, as well as a lot of bad feelings.

Now Max Evry over at The Dissolve has gathered all of the major participants from both stages of filming for what has to be the definitive oral history of Spookies/Twisted Souls.

You an read second-phase director Genie Joseph's account here. The official Spookies fan page is on Facebook.


Monday, October 6, 2014

Trailer of the Week: Nail Gun Massacre (1985)


Terry Lofton's ridiculous The Nail Gun Massacre is out as a limited edition Blu-ray from Code Red. My review of it will be in the next issue of SCREEM magazine.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Trailer of the Week: Ms. 45 (1981)

Abel Ferrara's Ms. 45 isn't quite a horror film, but it does trade on some horrific imagery. My review of the new Drafthouse Films Blu-ray will appear in the upcoming issue of SCREEM.