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Retro Clip: "Summer School" (1987)

Now I know what you're thinking, but hear me out on this. The 1987 cult comedy "Summer School" is definitely not a horror movie whatsoever. But it's one of my 'must watch' summer favorites and it features one of my all time favorite horror scenes in a non horror movie. For those unfamiliar with the movie, it's about a high school gym teacher (Mark Harmon) who has to cancel his summer plans to teach a summer school English course for a bunch of goof off underachievers. Horror fans will recognize Shawnee Smith as pregnant teen Rhonda.

Retro Trailer: "Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film" (2006)

Lately I have been on a documentary kick. I've watched some really amazing ones ("Dear Zachary") and plodded through some pretty awful ones ("Snuff"). Along my quest to find some more horror themed documentaries, I came across "Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film." A pretty fun and entertaining ride, I'd consider this a must see for fans of the slasher sub genre. The documentary gives us a look at the history of the slasher film and takes a look at both early and later successes in the horror sub genre (think "Halloween" and "Scream").

Snapshot: "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" (2011)

In the above snapshot, young Sally Hirst (Bailee Madison) moves in with her father and his girlfriend only to discover that she is being pursued by monsters who want to claim her as one of their own. A remake of the 1973 made for TV movie of the same name, Guy Pearce stars as Alex Hirst, an author who becomes increasingly frustrated with his daughter's claims of seeing monsters, even when his girlfriend (Katie Holmes) begins seeing them as well. The film is set for a theatrical release August 26, 2011 and is rated R.

Retro Poster: "Mad Love" (1935)

I know what you're thinking, but this isn't a poster supporting the short lived CBS Jason Bigg's comedy "Mad Love." It's actually a movie poster from the 1935 film of the same name. This horror classic is about a world renowned surgeon, who in an attempt to win the affection of a beautiful actress, saves her famous pianist husband's crushed hands by replacing them with the hands of a knife throwing killer.

Retro Clip: "The Shining" (1980)

I think it's pretty fair to say that even though Joe is our main go-to beer guy, all of us at Bloody Good Horror are fans of the beverage. I myself just got home from an amazing four hour long Samuel Adam's beer tasting, where we were able to try their most rare/expensive beer, Utopias (among many, MANY others).

Retro Trailer: "Paperhouse" (1988)

I just got back from enjoying the hell out of "Super 8" and cannot stop getting all nostalgic about the kid friendly 80's horror movies that I used to be obsessed with growing up. "Paperhouse" was one of those movies, about a neglected girl, Anna, who draws a house while suffering from a fever. During her fever induced dreams she finds herself dreaming about what she draws and begins adding to the house and realizing her dreams are turning into nightmares. The dream sequences in this movie are truly chilling and the whole movie is told from Anna's point of view.

Trailer: "Siren" (2010)

I always find it interesting when horror movies tackle superstitions, urban legends, folklore and mythology. They either turn out to be well told, chilling stories, like "Candyman" or they fall into the "pretty cheesy but fun nonetheless" category like the "Urban Legend" movies. The late Andrew Hull's "Siren" takes a look at those mythological beauties who lured sailors to their death and destruction by singing enchanting music. The premise sounds pretty interesting:

Retro Trailer: "The Hand" (1981)

Oliver Stone wrote and directed 1981's "The Hand," a movie that scared the beejeezus out of me as a kid. "The Hand" is about, unsurprisingly, a hand. It is also a remake of a 1946 movie, "The Beast With Five Fingers," and is based on Marc Brandell's novel, A Lizard's Tail. Michael Caine stars as Jonathan Lansdale, a comic strip artist who loses his hand in an accident. The severed hand begins to stalk Jonathan and kill the people around him.

Behind the Scenes "Ghostbusters 2" Footage!

I'm sure we can all agree that "Ghostbusters 2" is the lesser of the two Ghostbusters films, but I still watched it many times as a kid and I still enjoy the hell out of it when I catch it on TV nowadays. Plus, the first two Ghostbusters films have something that the upcoming 3rd installment (if and when it's made) definitely will not: real, honest to goodness special effects!! Below you'll find some really cool behind the scenes footage from "Ghostbusters 2" which features interviews, makeup for Vigo and the ghost nanny, cast party footage, puppet tests for Slimer, and a bunch of other fun cast and crew footage.

Retro Trailer: "Popcorn" (1991)

I'm pretty sure the most memorable thing about 1991's "Popcorn" is the awesome video cover. It's because of that VHS video cover that I've always had a soft spot for this movie. Maggie (Jill Schoelen) is a college student who plans an all night horror movie marathon at a local theatre with her film club. As luck would have it, there is also a pyscho killer on the loose.

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