Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Feast your eyes on gory ’80s horror film ‘Blood Rage’ this Thanksgiving

CULT CORNER: Feast your eyes on gory ’80s horror film ‘Blood Rage’ this Thanksgiving

Holiday-themed horror films are a fun way to immerse yourself into any holiday. Halloween is the standard holiday setting for a horror film, with Christmas being a close second. However, Thanksgiving falls right in between and has long been overlooked as a backdrop for horror mayhem. That ends now with the underrated gem “Blood Rage.” […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: A psychic vampire and Adam West brighten ‘One Dark Night,’ a forgotten ’80s gem

CULT CORNER: A psychic vampire and Adam West brighten ‘One Dark Night,’ a forgotten ’80s gem

Teenagers in peril may not be anything new in the horror genre, but it is still a fun setup, especially for horror films from the 1980s. It is even more fun with a different twist in films like “One Dark Night.” “One Dark Night” follows Julie Wells, played by a young Meg Tilly, as she […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Go back to ‘Return of the Living Dead’ for a perfect mix of horror and comedy

CULT CORNER: Go back to ‘Return of the Living Dead’ for a perfect mix of horror and comedy

The 1980s gave us a seemingly endless array of great horror films. It was a true golden age for horror, with many movies still being discovered by horror fans now. However, one film that was an immediate hit and continues to grow in popularity is the equally terrifying and hilarious “The Return of the Living […]

 Derek Warren

Halloween binge-a-thon: pair these beers and horror movies for a scary good night

Halloween binge-a-thon: pair these beers and horror movies for a scary good night

Let’s face it – Halloween is the best holiday. Sure, Christmas is fun, but you don’t get to dress up and scare people, unless you’re a Krampus devotee. Halloween, though, is a time to indulge in candy, great beer, and lots and lots of horror movies. So what better way to celebrate the season than […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ’80s Italian horror classic ‘Demons’ is a gory good time at the movies

CULT CORNER: ’80s Italian horror classic ‘Demons’ is a gory good time at the movies

The surname Bava is synonymous with horror, but more in reference to Italian director Mario Bava. However, his son Lamberto Bava has proven that he also possesses a keen eye for horror. Lamberto has a few great horror films under his belt, such as “Macabre” and “A Blade in the Dark.” His talent truly shines, […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Popcorn’ should be consumed by more than just ’90s horror fans

CULT CORNER: ‘Popcorn’ should be consumed by more than just ’90s horror fans

Let’s face it – the 1990s were not the strongest decade in horror history. Sure, there were a few gems like “Scream,” “Candyman,” “Cemetery Man,” “The People Under the Stairs,” and “Dead Alive,” but many of the horror movies released in that decade seemed to be a rehashing of already told tales. Many of these […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: With Stephen King resurgence, ‘Children of the Corn’ is worth another watch

CULT CORNER: With Stephen King resurgence, ‘Children of the Corn’ is worth another watch

Stephen King is far more than just an author – he is a brand, and that brand is synonymous with horror. He has been experiencing a bit of a resurgence as of late with the popularity of the “It” remake, along with talks of remakes of his other stories. It is one thing to have […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Discover giallo films and disturbing horror with ‘What Have You Done to Solange?’

CULT CORNER: Discover giallo films and disturbing horror with ‘What Have You Done to Solange?’

The giallo is an interesting and unique sub-genre within Italian horror. At heart, they are more murder mystery in format but tend to feature far more blood and gore than an episode of “Murder, She Wrote.” The plots are also inclined to stretch far beyond a simple “whodunit” and instead trek into a wide array […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Argento’s ‘Phenomena’ is a crazy classic for Italian horror fans

CULT CORNER: Argento’s ‘Phenomena’ is a crazy classic for Italian horror fans

The term “master of horror” is not one that should be thrown around lightly. There are many icons in the horror genre, along with legendary directors, but true masters of horror are not nearly as abundant. Dario Argento, though, is truly a master. He is a director that has not only created some of the […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Step into ‘The Void’ for ’80s sci-fi/horror done right in 2017

CULT CORNER: Step into ‘The Void’ for ’80s sci-fi/horror done right in 2017

Science fiction and horror are a wonderful pairing in a film when done right. When done wrong, though, it can lead to a mess filled with CGI effects and bad writing that will eventually wind up as “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fodder. Thankfully, “The Void” gets the pairing perfect and checks a lot of boxes […]

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