Category: Horror

Free (Legal) Download: Swamp Foetus

Like any Halloween enthusiast, I’m a huge fan of Pumpkinrot. I love the creepy, distinctive look of his props and keen eye for setting up (and photographing) great scenes. So when I found out the man behind that website had made a short film, I was ecstatic. Even moreso when I learned it had won …

Continue reading

The Chzo Mythos

Faithful readers of the site should be very familiar with the humorous work of Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw. However, what they might not realize is that he has also created a lot of serious, downright scary content. Despite the humorous tone, the story in that last link loosely ties into the subject of today’s article. While …

Continue reading

Free (Legal) Download: Uncle Josh in a Spooky Hotel

It seems only natural that the Free (Legal) Download series would eventually have to dip into the world of public domain films. Although there have been many instances where copyrighted films were generously made available for free online by the creators, the pool had to diminish at some point. Thankfully, the Library of Congress has …

Continue reading

Joss is Less or some stupid title.

I don’t like the work of Joss Whedon because I think his storytelling relies far too much on the complex, over-reaching ideas/ arcs than focusing on the basic principles. I think he values being clever more than being good. Further research into Cabin In The Woods ultimately sank a prior post I had previously written, …

Continue reading

Free (Legal) Download: The Tunnel

Crikey!

Back when the “Free (Legal) Download” series was first started, none of the staff had any idea that it would actually turn out to be a series. While the first two installments were devoted to movies that are only available online, the subject of this installment is a much different story. For you see, The …

Continue reading

SOS MUMMY

Look, we need to do some major work to save our Mummies. I thought that The Mummy did a decent enough job showing how a mummy can be frightening by amplifying both its undead qualities as well as its supernatural powers. The Karloff, shuffle-strangle-moan version can’t really work in today’s world. Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies …

Continue reading

The Man Who Collected Food

Caught a glimpse of this 2010 film a few days ago. THE MAN WHO COLLECTED FOOD came out on DVD & Blu-Ray last month and its generating a buzz for its interesting premise. “Miguel Appet is a serious collector.  He must have the color variants, the rarities, the 1950s originals: every food he can find–and …

Continue reading

More Links I Like

As a guy with a wide range of interests, simply one listing of links to websites I enjoy just isn’t enough! Xenorama – Xenorama is “The Page of Heroes and Monsters,” along with an amazing article about an alternate version of The War of the Gargantuas. Side Order of Ninjas – Funny and entertaining reviews …

Continue reading

Free (Legal) Download: Werewolf Cult Chronicles

It’s been a long time since the Front Office showed how to get a free download of the movie Pig. Too long, in fact. That’s why I’m stepping up to the plate with another free movie download. This time around, it’s an interconnected series of short films called The Werewolf Cult Chronicles. Although filmed in …

Continue reading

Son of Horror Trivia

Originally, Godzilla foe King Ghidorah was supposed to have rainbow-colored wings. Although this idea was eventually abandoned, it did make its way into some early publicity pictures. Back when 8mm horror master Nathan Schiff was shopping around his low budget epics to VHS companies, one wanted to release The Long Island Cannibal Massacre under the …

Continue reading

Monster Jokes

Ah, cheesy monster jokes. They are a staple of any young, growing horror fan’s reading diet and they’re impossible to escape during October. As I don’t know whether or not directly posting jokes falls under “fair use” rules, I’ll avoid any potential trouble by linking to several previews of spooky joke books. So if you’re …

Continue reading

Spook Show Bela

While looking through the online preview of Gary Don Rhodes’ excellent Lugosi: his life in films, on stage, and in the hearts of horror lovers, I came across a reference (#57) to a never-realized 1948 spook show featuring Bela Lugosi. The idea of him doing a spook show did make sense. After all, he did …

Continue reading

Gemora Greatness

In honor of Asian Heritage Month, let’s take a look at the life and works of legendary gorilla suit maker/actor Charles Gemora. Charles “Charlie” Gemora was born on August 15th, 1903 in the Philippines. Stowing away on a ship headed for America, Gemora arrived in California and made money selling portraits on the street in …

Continue reading

Free (Legal) Download: Pig

Squeal like a...

Everyone seems to be offering free downloads lately. Rue Morgue has a free music album, Orbit Books and Black-Chandelier.com both have free wallpaper, and Yog-Sothoth has a monthly free download! So it should come as no surprise that we want in on that action. Some of you might remember how Adam Mason’s mostly one-take gorefest, …

Continue reading

It’s Zombie Awareness Month!

As you visit your favorite horror websites or Twitter feeds, you might notice an image of a gray ribbon. The reason for that is because May is Zombie Awareness Month. This tradition was started by the fine folks at the Zombie Research Society, who are also offering a special giveaway each day of the month! …

Continue reading

Viva El Santo!

What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo that to look at the most famous luchador enmascarado (Masked Mexican wrestler) of all time, El Santo? Born as Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta in 1917 and started wrestling sometime in the 1930s. He actually went through several names before he adopted the name we all know and love: …

Continue reading

Load more

Bad Behavior has blocked 1899 access attempts in the last 7 days.