As the end of the year draws near, many websites and publications have been looking back on the best and worst movies of the 2013, as well as the biggest moneymakers and disasters of the year at the box office. Whatever’s been going on in mainstream Hollywood, in genre cinema one thing is clear: Horror is still going strong.
The Walking Dead is still going like gangbusters, and wherever the zombie trend goes this year, the show should still stand strong for some time to come.
When I was asked to compile a fun list of favorite horror films, it was an assignment I greatly welcomed because I love the genre. I’ve been a horror fan since I was a little kid, and as many of us know, it’s a genre you never really outgrow.
Horror films have been around practically since the dawn of cinema itself, going all the way back to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari in 1920.
It's definitely a compliment to a horror director if audiences feel their movies are realistic, or too real.
Sorcerer was William Friedkin’s follow up to The Exorcist. The film suffered from a bad rap for many years simply because it received negative reviews in 1977.
Dick Smith, who did the masterful make-up jobs on The Godfather and The Exorcist, recently won an Academy Award, along with Oprah Winfrey and James Earl Jones.
There's probably no faster way to rile up a geek than mentioning George Lucas redoing the hallowed Star Wars trilogy.
Along with Oprah Winfrey and James Earl Jones, legendary make-up artist Dick Smith is slated to receive an honorary Academy Award, and it's frankly long overdue.
It's been said that right before a big breakthrough a lot of neurosis can come to the surface, and perhaps this is what's going on with the opening of Transformers 3D next week.