Our editor-in-chief Nate Yapp is proud to have contributed to the new book Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks, edited by Aaron Christensen. Another contributors include Anthony Timpone, B.J. Colangelo, Dave Alexander, Classic-Horror.com's own Robert C. Ring and John W. Bowen. Pick up a copy today from Amazon.com!

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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...)

Happy Halloween from Classic-Horror.com

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A very happy Halloween to all of our readers! We hope that your candy bags are full, your costumes appreciated, and your parties rockin'. Be safe, have fun, and watch a lot of horror movies.

-- Nate Yapp and the Classic-Horror staff

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Classic-Horror.com Sponsors the 2008 International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival

International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival

Classic-Horror.com is pleased to announce itself as a proud sponsor of the 2008 International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival, taking place October 23-26 at Chandler Cinemas in Chandler, Arizona. The Festival kicks off Thursday night with a screening of the Sundance Selection Donkey Punch (2008). Then on Friday, the screenings start flowing and they continue throughout the weekend. In addition to the  festival selections in the categories of horror (Farmhouse, Rapturious, and Rob Schmidt's The Alphabet Killer) and sci-fi (Alien Raiders, Jerome Bixby's The Man from Earth, and Ray Bradbury's Chrysalis), there are also a bevy of shorts. Not enough?(read more...)

Announcing Shocktober Classics 2008: Foreign Frights

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Last year's Shocktober Classics marathon of 23 reviews (plus three bonus reviews) dedicated to four of horror's greatest directors was a raging success, turning out some of the site's best reviews and drawing a ton of new readers. This year we're doing it again, but with a much broader theme.

Shocktober Classics 2008 will be devoted to Foreign Frights, with theme weeks devoted to the thrills and chills coming from four different areas of the world, plus a fifth week of reviews devoted to various other countries. Even with a new review every Monday-Friday, there's just too much to cover, so expect bonus reviews and features throughout the month.

Here's what the month looks like:(read more...)

Classic-Horror Editor-in-Creep Quoted in Chicago Tribune

I'm about a week and a half late reporting this, but I just recently found out that the story had gone to print. Back in June, Josh Noel, a reporter from the Chicago Tribune contacted me to see if I could provide some quotes on the enduring power of the horror genre to supplement a story he was writing on a series of double features in the Chicago area. I obliged him with 45 straight minutes of what can only be described as undiluted horror geekery.(read more...)

The Road Ahead: Comic-Con and Beyond

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You may have noticed a lack of news stories this month, despite a whole bunch of excellent discs coming down the way (new Alfred Hitchcock sets, Nightmare Castle restored, and Beyond the Door, just to name a few). That's because we've been deep in prep for the three major events that will define the second half of our year.

First up is San Diego Comic-Con International, which runs from July 24th through the 27th this year. We'll have a team of four there this year -- Julia Merriam, Emily Langton, new recruit Courtney Banach, and myself. Keep your eyes peeled to Classic-Horror for daily updates from the floor. We can't reveal all the goodies yet, but we will be looking at offerings from Lionsgate, Universal, Warner Bros., Troma, the BBC, Platinum Dunes, Dimension, and other fine providers of horror entertainment. (read more...)

Happy 9th Birthday, Classic-Horror!

Nine years ago today, Classic-Horror launched as a subset of my Angelfire personal page. We look forward to providing more awesome reviews, news, interviews, and features in the year to come. Keep an eye out for our Comic-Con coverage next month and our annual review marathon in October.

On a personal note, I want to thank the readers, writers, and all the folks who have been kind enough to grant us interviews over the years. Without all of you, this site wouldn't be one-quarter of what it is today.(read more...)

Join the Classic-Horror Team!

Classic-Horror is expanding its writing team! If you love horror films, write well, and are interested in contributing your skills, then this may be the opportunity for you.

This go-around, we are specifically looking for film reviewers, although we will consider applications for newsreel reporters and Masters biographers. More details on exactly what we're looking for can be found on our Help Wanted page.

We've Got Panache!

Over at DVD Panache, an awesome movie blog, Adam Ross posts a weekly segment called the Friday Screen Test, where a blogger or "web-siteur" answers questions about their film fanatacism. This week, I'm the one answering the questions. A lot of the questions seemed simple until I started answering them, at which point they became downright complex.(read more...)

We're Back!

Boy, what a week this has been. On Sunday, January 6th, 2008, Classic-Horror's server went down when the hard drive failed. The next day, I discovered that all of our recent backups were either missing or unusable.  You can imagine the kind of blood-curdling scream that resulted when found that out.(read more...)

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