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Trigger Warning

A question was posed to me: Should there be trigger warnings for horror movies and books? Before I answer, I must state that I have been called out for my lack of trigger warnings on my novel Black Devil Spine. I figured if the book’s description and cover alone did not provide ample warning of


A Closer Look: The Official POLTERGEIST Movie Poster Magazine 1982

Poster Magazines … the damn things were EVERYWHERE when I was a kid. Every movie, TV show and celebrity seemed to have one, and if you didn’t, you simply weren’t relevant! From the biggest summer blockbusters to the those cheesy one-hit wonder popstars, they ALL released their own ridiculously desirable folded magazines. Along with action


Insidious: The Poltergeist Remake We Deserved

The inevitable remake of 1982’s Poltergeist made its debut in theaters a couple weeks back, and both fans and critics alike were mostly underwhelmed by the modern day upgrade. It certainly wasn’t one of the worst remakes we’ve gotten, as it was overall a competently-made film, but it was ultimately rendered pointless by its insistence


Poltergeist: The Sequels That Never Came to Be

Given the success of the original Poltergeist, it was inevitable that a string of sequels would follow in its wake. Surprisingly, however, the franchise never made it past its terrible third installment. After the death of young star Heather O’Rourke and the poor box office performance of 1988’s Poltergeist 3, the once profitable series fell


Franchise Flashback: Poltergeist 3 (1988)

Though it’s by no means a great sequel, Poltergeist 2 had at least a few good things going for it. For one, it was co-written by the same guys who wrote the first film (minus, of course, the input of Steven Spielberg), and it also brought all of the surviving stars back. As a result,


Franchise Flashback — Poltergeist 2: The Other Side (1986)

Released in 1982, Poltergeist was the eighth highest-grossing film of that year, which means only one thing in the world of Hollywood: a sequel was inevitable, whether one was warranted or not. Surprisingly, it took MGM four years to put out Poltergeist 2, haunting theaters in 1986. And the wait, as is all-too-often the case


Poltergeist (1982): The Ultimate Family-Friendly Horror Film

We’re just a few days away from the theatrical release of Poltergeist, a big screen remake that we somehow managed to avoid for a whole lot longer than most. Whereas Tobe Hooper directed and Steven Spielberg produced the original, this time around Gil Kenan (Monster House) directed while Sam Raimi produced, lending the film a


Looking Ahead: The 2015 Horror Movie Release Calendar

At the time of writing this we are 1/4 of a way through 2015, and a handful of this year’s most anticipated horror movies have already seen release. We’ve been fed box office stinkers like The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death and The Lazarus Effect, but we’ve also gotten a decent amount of


The Most Awesome Images of the Week: 2/2-2/6

We’ve reached the end of another week – thank god! – which means it’s time to once again take a look at the coolest, weirdest and/or most awesome images I’ve stumbled across on the internet this week. So let’s get right to it, shall we?! After many months of silence, we finally started to see


Steven Spielberg’s Night Skies: The Most Important Movie (N)ever Made

E.T.. Poltergeist. Gremlins. What do they all have in common, aside from Spielberg’s involvement? They were all inspired by the very same movie… a movie that was never actually made. The fascinating story of Night Skies begins shortly after the 1977 release of Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which rose to the