Category Archives: Library

Uncovering The Lost Slasher: Doll Killer (1987)

I’m the kind of horror fan who goes the extra mile to find something I haven’t seen yet. I love the obscure, the rare and the unreleased. To say I collect horror films would be putting it lightly. More accurately … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unmasked – Kane Hodder Biography

Unmasked: The True Life Story of the World’s Most Prolific, Cinematic Killer is one of the most amazing autobiographies I have ever read. Kane Hodder grabs the reader by the throat and drags them through his personal heaven (growing up on … Continue reading

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Writer Calls on Horror Fans to Boycott Leisure Books

When I wrote about the demise of Leisure’s mass market paperback line in favor of e-books, I had no idea the terrible drama playing out behind the scenes.  According to genre author Brian Keene, Dorchester/Leisure Books stopped paying royalties owed … Continue reading

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Gross Gifts

The success of Blanche Knott’s Truly Tasteless Jokes spawned numerous rip-offs in the early 80s.  Julius Alvin cashed in on the raunchy joke book craze with the Gross Jokes series.   Gross Gifts, the entry from 1983, skips the usual dead baby … Continue reading

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Hollywood Monster

Hollywood Monster, Robert Englund’s autobiography, is really an exceptional book.  Some actors use autobiographies as vanity pieces and fill them with anecdotes about how great they were way back when.  That isn’t the case with Hollywood Monster.  Englund became a cultural icon … Continue reading

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Book Review – Jamie Lee Curtis: Scream Queen

If you’ve ever wondered why an actress who wanted to escape her Scream Queen persona would do six horror flicks in a row, or why Curtis’ hair looked so bad in Halloween II, the answers are all here, folks! Continue reading

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Book Review – Teenage Wasteland: The Slasher Movie Uncut

Teenage Wasteland is a welcome addition to the list of essential books about horror movies that includes Michael Weldon’s Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film, John McCarty’s Official Splatter Movie Guide and Stephen Thrower’s Nightmare U.S.A. Continue reading

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Mother isn’t very well: Robert E. Howard’s connection to Norman Bates

Robert Bloch claimed the exploits of Ed Gein, Wisconsin murderer and grave robber, inspired him to write Psycho. After reading Bloch’s landmark novel for the article “The Forgotten Norman Bates”, I believe I’ve uncovered another inspiration for one of  Norman Bates’ … Continue reading

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Madman, Maniac in Fango #297

Retro Slasher fans should keep an eye out for Fangoria #297.  The issue features interviews with Madman producer Gary Sales and Maniac director William Lustig.  There’s also an interview with Adam (Hatchet II) Green which gives insight into the hell … Continue reading

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Jason vs Leatherface

In 1995, Topps Comics published Jason vs Leatherface, a three issue limited series that brought together two slasher icons for the first time.  The series features gruesome cover art by Simon Bisley, a story by Nancy (Sunglasses After Dark) Collins, and plenty of gory artwork … Continue reading

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