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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Groovy! ‘Evil Dead: The Musical’ cuts into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 30

Groovy! ‘Evil Dead: The Musical’ cuts into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 30

From a press release: Starvox Entertainment announced today that the wildly popular horror comedy “Evil Dead: The Musical” is going back on tour and will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $13.13, $16.66, $26.66, $36.66, and $46.66 (Splatter Zone), plus fees, go on sale […]

 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 […]