Lin Shaye

To many modern horror fans James Wan's "Insidious" is consider a new classic for the genre. Taking many elements that belonged to previous films (Poltergeist, The Shining, etc.) and executing them differently to reveal a new flavor helped make "Insidious" feel like a welcome respite from the torture porn heyday of "Saw". Since that original film became a massive financial success there has been an onslaught of similar, albeit effective, haunted house/demon thrillers available for public consumption.

Ray Stevenson, star of "Iron Eagle" 1 through 37 has been added to the cast of the next season of "Dexter". He'll play an owner a local strip club that is linked to a murder. The point here is there's a good chance there's going to be a lot of boobies.

I don't read horror comics because I only read on the bus and I'm embarrassed to be looking at silly picture books while someone is sitting next to me. Are you glad I told you that? The point is I've never read "Shambler" so I have no feelings about Bob Layton and David Michelinie being picked up to help adapt the comic about a scientist who finds a way to reanimate dead tissue for the big screen. I also don't like to read books with sex in them just in case someone is reading over my shoulder. Get to know me.

Lin Shaye, the gal who played Roy's landlord in "Kingpin", has been added to the cast of the new series "Hell Hunters". Bill Moseley and Michael Berryman are already a part of the show which follows a boy who adapts the powers of a comic book hero and hunts down scum. What's scum? Well Tom, that's bad types. Politicians, bankers, cattle-kings... Scum.... That's a "Young Guns 2" reference. You probably already knew that though.

One comic I have actually read is "Lobo" and now that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is rumored to be taking on the role of the painted one for a big screen adaptation I am its biggest fan. Unless of course if it doesn't actually happen. Then I'm just a guy who read 3 or 4 issues when he was 12 again.

Looking for a fun Christmas themed horror movie? Look no further than the 2003 film "Dead End," about a family who takes a shortcut on the way to their grandmother's house for Christmas. Ray Wise and Lin Shaye star as Frank and Laura Harrington, a couple who get lost with their family on a seemingly endless and deserted country road. Mix in a mysterious Lady in White, a terrifying black hearse and a panic stricken family and this will be sure to be one Christmas movie you'll never forget. This little gem is available for your viewing pleasure on Netflix Instant Watch.

If there's one thing that I will always be indebted to my parents (in particular, my mother) for, it's raising me in a highly superstitious Mexican-Catholic atmosphere that taught me to not only believe in evil, but in the fact that it surrounds us at all times, laying in wait to possess us and ultimately do it's bidding. Demons are real, devils are real and, if you want to go there, Satan is real.