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 […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: New Blu-ray gives Italian slasher ‘Madhouse’ the ‘nasty’ release it deserves

CULT CORNER: New Blu-ray gives Italian slasher ‘Madhouse’ the ‘nasty’ release it deserves

Italy has delivered an onslaught of classic horror movies over the years but, as with any region, some slipped through the cracks. There are certainly movies that disappeared due to a lack of quality, but many just did not have proper distribution at the time of their release. Regardless of the reason, it is a […]

 Alex Seeley

PHOTOS: Reaper’s Revenge ‘Halfway to Halloween’ party at The Leonard in Scranton, 04/29/17

PHOTOS: Reaper’s Revenge ‘Halfway to Halloween’ party at The Leonard in Scranton, 04/29/17

Anyone who has been to Reaper’s Revenge Haunted Attraction in Scranton knows how passionate the organizers, actors, and crew are about Halloween, so it’s no surprise that they didn’t wait until the leaves started changing this year to dress up and get down. “America’s best haunted attraction” hosted a “Halfway to Halloween Hullabaloo,” a dance […]

 Rich Howells

Reaper’s Revenge hosts ‘Halfway to Halloween’ dance party at The Leonard in Scranton on April 29

Reaper’s Revenge hosts ‘Halfway to Halloween’ dance party at The Leonard in Scranton on April 29

With four frightening horror attractions spread over 65 acres in Scranton, delivering 90 minutes of terrifying entertainment to thousands of people, the cost to run and maintain Reaper’s Revenge Haunted Attraction, dubbed “America’s best haunted attraction,” every fall must be pretty high. To raise funds for the attraction’s talented makeup team, whose work seems to […]

 Derek Warren

CULT PERSONALITIES PODCAST: How we became horror fans through the decades

CULT PERSONALITIES PODCAST: How we became horror fans through the decades

Cult Personalities is a brand new podcast dedicated to all the geeky, underrated, unusual, and offbeat movies, music, TV shows, books, comics, collectibles, beer, and more that we’re passionate about – basically anything that may have a cult following that influenced and shaped us into the irreverent weirdos that we are today. Hosted by beer […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA would only last about a month in the zombie apocalypse, according to researchers

NEPA would only last about a month in the zombie apocalypse, according to researchers

Northeastern Pennsylvania’s central location between New York City and Philadelphia has always been a major convenience for its residents, but in the case of a zombie apocalypse, it will unfortunately lead to their doom. Researchers at New York’s Cornell University just published a study on March 6 called “You Can Run, You Can Hide: The […]

 Rich Howells

SHORT FILM PREMIERE: ‘My Zombie Flick’ by director Bobby Keller buries the undead trend

From cheesy t-shirts to “The Walking Dead” to first-person shooter video games to cheap Halloween costumes, zombies are everywhere nowadays, so much so that even some lifelong horror movie fans like Bobby Keller are wishing these corpses would just stay buried. His latest short film, “My Zombie Flick,” shows exactly why this trend should expire, […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Cloudy with a chance of death – Scranton horror movie ‘Deatherman’ comes to VHS

ARCHIVES: Cloudy with a chance of death – Scranton horror movie ‘Deatherman’ comes to VHS

Many horror directors have gone down in cinema history for attempting to make a good, scary film and instead producing B-movie schlock. Bobby Keller, however, failed as a filmmaker in a much different way. “My original plan was to make a movie so bad that it was unwatchable, but I feel like I failed in […]