Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Hell Night’ is no ‘Exorcist,’ but this Linda Blair slasher shouldn’t be overlooked

CULT CORNER: ‘Hell Night’ is no ‘Exorcist,’ but this Linda Blair slasher shouldn’t be overlooked

The 1980s were a decade filled with slasher films, with each being more redundant than the last. Many of these films are throwaways and largely forgettable, as was the case with “Hell Night” for a number of years. However, the film has developed a strong cult following in the decades since it was first released. […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Don’t Torture a Duckling’ is a criminally unseen Italian murder mystery

CULT CORNER: ‘Don’t Torture a Duckling’ is a criminally unseen Italian murder mystery

The name Lucio Fulci is synonymous with horror, specifically over-the-top gore-filled horror. His films “Zombie,” “City of the Living Dead,” and “The Beyond” are among the pantheon of must-see movies for horror fanatics. However, he has a plethora of great titles that have been overlooked due to their lack of nonstop gore. “Don’t Torture a […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Flash back to the ’80s and slash into the New Year with ‘New Year’s Evil’

CULT CORNER: Flash back to the ’80s and slash into the New Year with ‘New Year’s Evil’

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even Easter all have horror films based around holiday celebrations. The sheer idea of a horror film based about New Year’s Eve could be scary with a large volume of people in one enclosed place, but “New Year’s Evil” takes a different turn with the holiday celebration. The film follows a […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Be ‘very naughty’ this Christmas with infamous ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night’

CULT CORNER: Be ‘very naughty’ this Christmas with infamous ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night’

There are many Christmas-themed horror films, including some we’ve featured here, but few have reached the heights in the sub-genre that “Silent Night, Deadly Night” has over the years. The fever pitch that the film created upon initial release in theaters set it on the path to the cult status it now enjoys. Released in […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Christmas Evil’ is an obscure ’80s movie you better watch out for

CULT CORNER: ‘Christmas Evil’ is an obscure ’80s movie you better watch out for

Santa on a killing spree is the stuff of nightmares for children, but for adults, a film based on this idea has all the makings for a fun night together with friends. While some may find it in bad taste, those who love a good “bad” film will find “Christmas Evil” endlessly entertaining. “Christmas Evil” […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Forget ‘A Christmas Story’ – make ‘Black Christmas’ your annual holiday tradition

CULT CORNER: Forget ‘A Christmas Story’ – make ‘Black Christmas’ your annual holiday tradition

The term “classic” is thrown around all too often with horror films without any real substance behind it, though some films are true classics that truly mold the genre and have made it what it is today. “Black Christmas” is one of these films. While most Christmas-themed horror films are more tongue-in-cheek than scary, “Black […]

 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 […]

 Rich Howells

REVIEW: Bloody ‘Evil Dead: The Musical’ isn’t a ‘Rocky Horror’-level classic, but it’s still groovy fun

REVIEW: Bloody ‘Evil Dead: The Musical’ isn’t a ‘Rocky Horror’-level classic, but it’s still groovy fun

14 years after its Canadian debut and 11 years after its off-Broadway run, “Evil Dead: The Musical” was finally unleashed upon Northeastern Pennsylvania when its latest tour stopped at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Oct. 30, appropriately just before Halloween. The crowd was certainly in the spirit, wearing “Evil Dead” and other […]

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