WTF?!

It has to say something about late twentieth century America that at a certain point, the computer game owned by the most households was a simulation where you practiced picking mines out of a field while trying not to blow yourself up. Granted, it wasn't exactly a graphic representation, but just think about it. Someone once sat by himself in a room and THOUGHT THAT UP. Just saying, it's weird.

Anyway, someone went and added an adorable little girl and zombies that want to eat her, and that's somehow still less disturbing to me. Available now on your various Apple devices.

"Now, from the producers of those films you mostly enjoy because they're short and there's nothing else to watch on Halloween, comes the thing no one asked for... all three films in the series, edited together in chronological order!" Even as a "Paranormal Activity" fan, I can't imagine who would want to see all three films cut together, "never before seen footage" or not. You'll see me at a three day long "Lord of the Rings" marathon before you see me watching this. It's being used as a promotional tool for the series release on "Bluray" and Digital Download.

This week it's time for Jon's staff pick, David Cronenberg's "Shivers". We talk about orgies, parasites, and Disco Stu...

I’m going to hazard a guess here and say that if you are a regular reader of this website, chances are somewhere in the depths of your DVD collection you have at least one of those DVD sets with multiple horror “classics” packed on a handful of DVDs. It’s happened to all of us – you see a few titles you recognize, a few more that have to be watchable (“Werewolf in a Girl’s Dormitory” anybody?), and hey, who doesn’t need a seventh copy of “Night of the Living Dead”? I’ll also guess that you watched no more than three of the movies before realizing that murky VHS transfers of rightly forgotten movies maybe wasn’t the best ten dollars you ever spent. If you’re looking for some holiday-themed horror this Christmas you might want to blow the dust off that box set and see if it has “Silent Night, Bloody Night”, a gothic proto-slasher that beat seasonal classic “Black Christmas” to the punch by a couple of years.

There’s a fascination with serial killers that runs through us all. You could turn on your television right now and it probably wouldn’t take long to find a program about a serial killer, be it a detective drama, a documentary, a tabloid show, a movie or maybe even the news. For most of us the fascination only runs deep enough to watch them on tv or read a book about them, but there is a subgroup of people who are so enthralled with real life killers that they want to connect with them. You hear anecdotal stories all the time about mass murderers who get fan mail, photographs and marriage proposals while incarcerated but “Dear Mr. Gacy” is the true story of a boy who made more of a connection with a notorious murderer than he ever could have dreamed.

We're all creeped out by this movie... and "brother" director teams.

Beautiful, disparaging, vulgar, transcendent, fatuous, and recondite; Harmony Korine’s “Gummo” persists as one of the most challenging and infuriating works of American cinema in the last two decades. For those who haven’t seen it the film fuses contemporary post-apocalyptic aesthetics with mockumentary, documentary, and exploitation to non-narratively detail the real world horrors and triumphs that unfold in a small Midwestern town devastated by poverty. And that doesn’t even begin to describe the feeling of watching “Gummo”.