QUIZ: What B-Movie Horror Should You Watch?

Jason, Freddy and Michael aren’t the only ones to summon if you’re in the mood to watch something scary this Halloween week. There are plenty of B-horror flicks to watch that are simultaneously creepy and cheesy. Be horrified by crude claymation. Scream at the sight of outdated special effects. Run from demonic dolls,… »10/28/15 5:20pm10/28/15 5:20pm

Scream Queens Pays Homage to the Grand Movie Tradition of Dork Makeovers

Fox’s new horror comedy Scream Queens is, as the title suggests, a sendup to the horror films that came before it, but that doesn’t mean that the show is solely paying tribute to the slasher genre. In fact, it looks like the entire mean teen movie pantheon is getting its due and last night’s trope victim was the teen… »9/30/15 11:45am9/30/15 11:45am

Kids Traumatized After Theater Shows Insidious 3 instead of Inside Out

A theater full of tots was left weeping in Ohio when the person running the projection booth mixed up Insidious 3 (which looks legitimately terrifying) and Inside Out, treating the children to the “opening reel” of a movie full of screams and evil ghosts that murder people and then drag them to the land of the dead.
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The Feminist Vampire Movie That Teaches 'Bad Men' a Gory Lesson

The scare-queen at the heart of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, a new "vampire Western" film set in Iran, is the exact opposite of your typical Hollywood horror villain. She's not named Freddy or Jason; she doesn't wield an axe, wear a mask, or gleefully interrupt tanned teen couples in mid-thrust. She's also not a… »11/25/14 2:30pm11/25/14 2:30pm

Be Afraid: I Know What You Did Last Summer Is Getting a Reboot

I first saw "I Know What You Did Last Summer" at the $1.75 Tanforan movie theater in San Bruno, California. It was the day after a holiday and I yelped so loudly at the end (you know what I'm talking about), that my friend Jukey made fun of me on the ride home. Now, we'll all be able to relive that magic again. »9/15/14 9:30pm9/15/14 9:30pm

Ryan Reynolds Talking Cat/Serial Killer Movie Sounds Effing Bonkers

Sundance Film Festival has a reputation for launching the sort of film that festoons its promotional posters with icons representing film geek awards like so many pretentious Christmas tree ornaments. But Ryan Reynold's latest film — a "horror comedy" about a man who murders and dismembers women because his evil… »1/21/14 1:00pm1/21/14 1:00pm

Saturday Night Social: Sharon Needles Has Great Taste in Horror Movies

Drag Race winner Sharon Needles shared her “Friday 13” list of favorite horror movies with Chiller yesterday, and it’s pretty good. Any list that includes Dead Alive and Seed of Chucky has its priorities in order, but Needles’s criteria for good horror components are perhaps a little more unique than the criteria of… »10/26/13 6:30pm10/26/13 6:30pm

Horror Movies Totally Burn Calories, Attests Science

Science is focused on the really big-picture problems right now. Male pattern baldness. Dropped calls. The mystery surrounding the success of mediocre sitcoms and the failure of excellent sitcoms. Candy corn, as in, how to safely dispose of it all (there are two schools of thought on this and I'll sum them up thusly —… »10/28/12 5:45pm10/28/12 5:45pm