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Posts by Nate Yapp

The Cyber-Horror Elite Pick the Top 25 Modern Horrors

Descent poster

About three weeks ago, the Vault of Horror blog owner B-Sol compiled the Top 50 Horror Films of All Time from the lists of thirty-two of the top horror bloggers and site owners (the "Cyber-Horror Elite"). The results were controversial, to say the least, although that was anticipated. One of the major points of discussion was that the list skewed towards older horror -- only 10% of the list came from the 1990s and 2000s. With that in mind, B-Sol regathered the Elite (with new additions) and embarked upon a new poll, this time to determine the 25 best horror films made since 1990.

The results of the poll, compiled from the lists of twenty-six contributors, were published on Saturday. The top five are below, followed by a link to the full list:(read more...)

New "My Bloody Valentine 3D" Trailer

My Bloody Valentine 3D poster

I wouldn't say that I'm excited about Patrick Lussier's My Bloody Valentine 3D, but I'm certainly intrigued. The 3D hook definitely sets it apart from other horror films coming out over the next few months. Let's just say I plan to be there opening weekend, which is actually something I don't do that often with new horror.(read more...)

Shiverin' 6: Horror Holiday Shopping List

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If you're struggling to think up a last minute present that will shock and delight the horror fan in your life, Classic-Horror.com has some suggestions that will give you the breakthrough you need!(read more...)

Rob Zombie Tackling "Halloween" Sequel

H2 Poster

Variety is reporting that Rob Zombie will return to write and direct the sequel to his 2007 remake of Halloween, titled H2. This confirms a report made by ShockTillYouDrop.com earlier this month. Although Zombie had stated in the past that he had no interest in a sequel, he has apparently changed his mind, stating, "I was so burned out. [But] I took a long break, made a record and I got excited again." STYD notes that Tyler Mane is set to return as Michael Myers, but otherwise no casting is in place.(read more...)

Forrest J Ackerman (1916 - 2008)

Forrest J Ackerman

There's no way to do this impersonally, because there's nothing impersonal about the man. Forrest J Ackerman, the pun-lovin' mind behind Famous Monsters of Filmland, our Uncle Forry, died of heart failure yesterday, December 4, 2008, at 11:58 PM. It's not an exaggeration to say that the man defined what it meant to be a horror fan for a whole generation of Famous Monsters readers and he's a legend to newer horror geeks like me. To list the full extent of his contributions to the genre would be foolhardy and I'm not even going to try.(read more...)

Shiverin' 6: Awesome Winding Staircases

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It's a sight both thrilling and familiar -- the winding staircase, especially when seen from directly above or below. Many directors and cinematographers use such shots for their guaranteed visual punch -- the landings create artificial frames, the spirals imbue the center of the screen with a sense of the infinite. Plus, the practical purpose of the stairway suggests a journey and not an easy one. Different films have used the winding staircase to evoke different things -- vertigo, insanity, a descent into hell, and even female genitalia. This Thanksgiving weekend, we give our gratitude to one of the great visual tropes in the horror-thriller by presenting six films with staircases we love.

As usual, click the thumbnails to open a larger version of the picture in a new window.(read more...)

Happy Thanksgiving from Classic-Horror.com

Sure, in some parts of the country it's already Black Friday, but better late than never, right? We here at Classic-Horror are thankful for you, our readers, for continuing to support our efforts to discuss horror movies in all of their permutations. Without you, we'd just be shouting at the wind. So thank you.

And because I can't resist, here's a little Thanksgiving treat, courtesy of Youtube, where you can find anything (this clip is very not safe for work):(read more...)

Horror Critics and Bloggers Select the Top 50 Horror Films of All Time

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Over at The Vault of Horror (a blog of which I was previously unaware, much to my personal shame), the cheekily named "Cyber-Horror Elite," a gathering of thirty-two of the top horror critics and bloggers from across the web, have put together a list of the Top 50 Horror Films. Each of the participants were asked to submit a ranked Top 10, which Vault owner B-Sol then compiled into the resulting list of fifty. Among those who added their input: John Kenneth Muir (critic and author of numerous tomes on the genre), Brad Miska (editor of Bloody-Disgusting), Stacie Ponder (the Final Girl), and Max Cheney (the Drunken Severed Head).(read more...)

Reggie Bannister ("Phantasm") Interview

Reggie Bannister

He's probably the most badass dude ever to drive an ice cream truck. In Don Coscarelli's Phantasm and its three sequels, Reggie Bannister faced off against the forces of the Tall Man, killer midgets, and a whole passel of silver spheres. In more recent years, he's become a dependable face in numerous independent horror productions (including Robert Kurtzman's The Rage, which makes its MonstersHD.com debut alongside George A. Romero's Day of the Dead this Thursday, November 27th). Last week, I had a chance to talk with Reggie about his career. What was supposed to be a quick fifteen-minute chat morphed into a full half-hour, as we delved into the staying power of the Phantasm series, the importance of music in his life and work, his production company, and how 2009 will be the Year of Reggie.(read more...)

Dario Argento's "Four Flies on Grey Velvet" Finally Coming to DVD in 2009

Four Flies on Grey Velvet DVD

Rarely seen outside of bootlegs, Dario Argento's Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971) will see its first official DVD release on February 24, 2009, thanks to MYA Communication. The film, the third in Argento's loose "Animal Trilogy" (following The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and Cat 'o Nine Tails), has been restored from the original negative. According to DVD Drive-in, the disc will present the movie uncut, in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio, and with both the Italian and English soundtracks as options. Special features will include trailers and an extensive photo/poster gallery, as well as the original English opening and closing credits. (read more...)

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