CreepyLA Hits the “Oculus” Red Carpet Premiere

Surely, with a story centered around a haunted mirror, the set of “Oculus” had to have had some paranormal activity […] Read more

Bugbaby, Bugbaby, Give Me Your Claw: Horror-Comedy Short Gives You Something to Remember

“Bugbaby” is a 2010 short film produced by the folks behind Visceral Productions and it’s a horrifying hoot — the […] Read more

"Creature" crawling to theatres, September 9th

Throughout the Halloween season, we’ll be writing about horror films big and small to help satiate our readers’ desires for […] Read more

Watch and vote now for Halloween Horror Nights short film finalists

In early July, Universal Studios Hollywood put out the call for short films as part of their annual Halloween Horror […] Read more

About that trend in Halloween themed movies…

When Michael Dougherty’s “Trick ‘r Treat” started appearing at film festivals to rave reviews in 2007, it seemed as if […] Read more

A pre-Halloween chat with "Trick 'r' Treat" director Michael Dougherty

Last night before I visited one of the scariest attractions in Los Angeles (the 405 fwy at rush hour), I […] Read more

Shriekfest 2010 Provokes Thoughts and Shock

(Full disclosure: This correspondent didn’t get to Shriekfest 2010, held at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, until the closing evening — […] Read more

Spooky Previews: Black Swan + Guillermo del Toro's Haunted Mansion

How much am I looking forward to Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis? The first time I heard about the film, it was described as a horror movie. Now, I’m hearing the word “thriller” tossed about, but sometimes “thrill… Read more

Halloween Scenes: American Splendor

R.I.P. Harvey Pekar:  10/8/39 – 7/12/10
Alas Harvey Pekar, we hardly knew ye.

As a tribute to Harvey, I’m starting a new type of post called “Halloween Scenes.”  As the oh-so-clever title may suggest, these are scenes from films that embody… Read more

Happy THE FOG Day! The Elizabeth Dane Wrecks 30 Years Ago…

“11:55, almost midnight. Enough time for one more story. 
One more story before 12:00, just to keep us warm. 
In five minutes, it will be the 21st of April. 
One hundred years ago on the 21st of April, out in the waters around Spivey Poi… Read more