For more articles like this, please follow @thisishorror on Twitter.
This article over at Canuxploitation.com is a great introduction to those unfamiliar with the rich history of Canadian B-movies, from the silent era to present-day.
Only four? We all curse and spit when news of another classic horror redo breaks, and often with good reason. How can anyone come close to the original vision we all know and love, and why are they even trying? Occasionally there will be a diamond among the turds, but such happenings are so few and far between that you’re only likely to remember the turds. Here, Vulture takes a look at why it’s so hard to succeed when it comes to remakes.
Fictional subterranean beasts they may be, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t learn about them and their running/flying counterparts. This article from HowStuffWorks analyses the Graboid closely, from evolution and biology to why Shriekers – you remember them from the 1996 sequel, Aftershocks? – can’t lay eggs.
Often considered one of the best werewolf movies ever committed to celluloid, The Howling had the misfortune of being released the same year as the other great, An American Werewolf In London. This article over at I Choose To Stand looks back at The Howling, including Rob Bottin’s magnificent transformation scene.
Knightmare was a simple concept. Essentially, it was pin the tail on the donkey but with blue-screen monsters and ridiculous over-acting, the likes of which haven’t been seen since (The Only Way Is Essex notwithstanding). Here, The Guardian looks at how the show was made and why it became such a cult success.
Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon
- For $1 you get early bird access to all our podcasts and can submit questions to guests.
- For $3 you get exclusive story craft episodes.
- For $4 you get the full interview, no two-parters.
The best way to support This Is Horror is via Patreon. How much will you pledge? Go on. Be awesome.
This Is Horror Books
This Is Horror Books on Kindle Unlimited and Amazon
- They Don’t Come Home Anymore by T.E. Grau
- A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman
- The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud
- The Elvis Room by Stephen Graham Jones
- Water For Drowning by Ray Cluley
- Chalk by Pat Cadigan
- Roadkill by Joseph D’Lacey
Subscribe, Rate and Review on iTunes!
Want a free horror eBook?
Subscribe for the latest horror news and to find out about new This Is Horror products, podcasts, books, and all that good stuff ahead of the crowd.