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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

A Taste of Texas Part 4

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. The year was 1986, and it was coming. My first indication of it was not Fangoria, surprisingly enough. I used to devour each issue as it came out, but for some reason the only store near me that carried it was getting shorted its copies or not getting it at all,

A Taste of Texas Part 3

Note: If you have not read parts one and two of this column, please do so here and here first. Now I had my very own VHS copy of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. My Holy Grail of horror films. It was mine to keep forever. To say I was in Heaven was an understatement. The fact

A Taste of Texas Part 2

Terror in the Aisles. That was the film which pushed my obsession with Texas Chainsaw Massacre into a full-blown case of fanaticism. Released in 1984, Terror in the Aisles was a horror documentary of sorts. Donald Pleasence and Nancy Allen took audiences on a tour of the best parts of horror movies, all while talking

A Taste of Texas Part 1

When asked about my favorite films, one always comes to mind. I feel it changed American cinema, and it definitely influenced my horror writing. That film is none other than the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre (using the more common spelling of the title). It is a movie I can watch multiple times and find something

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

Return of the Franchise Boogeymen! Part 1

My last post was all about some of the exciting genre films coming down the pipeline in 2017. Today, we’re digging a bit deeper into what is possibly a renaissance of the franchise boogeyman. That’s right, all your favorite psycho-killers are readying their big returns to the big screen (and for some, the small screen).

Halloween 2016 Countdown : 31 Years Of Horror – 2003

31 days. 31 years. 5 movies per year! That’s the challenge a good friend presented me with recently, and I NEVER back down from a challenge! (well, nearly never!) Every day through October I will be pondering and revealing my 5 favorite horror and monster movies from 1985 right up to 2016. When I was

Your Choice : Robert Tharp Cuts Open His Horror Top Ten!

After an extended hiatus I’m delighted to welcome back ‘Your Choice’ – and hopefully (with YOUR help) it’s here to stay. These are the articles that allow Halloween Love readers and ALL passionate horror fans from across the globe to reveal their personal favorite scary movies and most importantly explain WHY they feel so strongly

Simplicity: The Key to Reviving Slasher Franchises?

When it comes to the re-animation of the big slasher franchises, a pattern has recently begun to develop. New Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Halloween films have been on-again, off-again more times than I can count, and it seems that the studios who own those properties just can’t seem to figure out