Why I hanker after some vampire lovin’.
I was first introduced to all things fanged back in the late ’80s. Rightly or wrongly, I’m not here to debate parenting issues, my dad was into horror big time, and had a glorious hardback book that included these three beauties – Rosemary’s Baby, The Omen, and, most importantly, Salem’s Lot.
Unless you live under a rock, you should know that Salem’s Lot is Stephen King’s 1975 vampire tome.
Inside every package, Night Worms got a printed list of Paul Tremblay's classic horror movie recommendations. Here is the list with the expanded commentary.
Favorite Horror Classics
I was instructed to stick to a 1970-1990 range, but what the heck, let’s break the rules a little bit, and pretend that 1970 is a permeable barrier. The following movies have all left indelible marks on me. Most of them, I would argue, are excellent films, while a smattering are not, but were enough to scare the kid-me. That kid was easy to scare. The adult version is kind...
I was a skinny, gawky young girl. I would eventually stop growing at six feet tall but all through middle school and high school, my body was stretching; especially my legs and my feet. 7th and 8th grade P. E. was torture. We had to dress down in the girl's locker room in front of one another. I didn't feel like other girls. They were way shorter than me and already filling out their bras. Sometimes I would stuff my gym clothes into my regular clothes and act like I was just using the toilet but I was really changing...
In “Casting Call”, I play the role of a casting agent for hypothetical adaptations of Horror novels.
With the recent debut of HBO’s awesome new mini-series, THE OUTSIDER, I figured I would
start by trying my hand at casting a potential adaptation of King’s most recent novel, THE INSTITUTE. If you haven’t read the novel yet but want to get a quick background on the story, you can check out the side-by-side review of this novel that I did with Sadie right here.
So, here’s how I would cast this:
Note: Every single character isn’t featured in this article. I attempted...
01. The Black Cat (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934)
02. Prince of Darkness (John Carpenter, 1987)
03. The Unknown (Tod Browning, 1927)
04. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
05. The Mummy (Karl Freund, 1932)
06. Halloween / Halloween II (Rob Zombie, 2007 / 2009)
07. Torso (Sergio Martino, 1973)
08. Frankenstein / The Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931 / 1935)
09. Loft (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2005)
10. A Bay of Blood (Mario Bava, 1971)
11. The Wolf Man (George Waggner, 1941)
12. Corridors of Blood (Robert Day, 1958)
13. The Curse of the Werewolf (Terence Fisher, 1961)
14. Faust (F. W. Murnau, 1926)
15. Opera (Dario Argento, 1987)
16. Revenge of the Creature (Jack Arnold, 1955)
17. L'Inferno (Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan and Giuseppe de Liguoro, 1911)
18. The Addiction (Abel Ferrara, 1995)
19. The Ghost of...