When Jason Voorhees and Arsenio Hall Delivered the Best Horror Movie Marketing of All Time [TV Terrors]

For this month’s installment of “TV Terrors” we revisit one of the most iconic bits of horror movie marketing of all time: when Jason Voorhees took “The Arsenio Hall Show“! The first time I ever saw the teaser for Jason Takes Manhattan was on the weekend of July 5, 1989. My dad had taken my little […]

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“Friday the 13th: The Series” Didn’t Need Jason Voorhees to Be an Entertaining Horror Show [TV Terrors]

For this month’s installment of “TV Terrors” we revisit “Friday the 13th: The Series,” which aired from 1987 to 1990 – and did not feature Jason Voorhees in a single episode. One of the best memories of my childhood involves five year old me, my four year old brother and my mom hunkering down in front […]

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“Masters of Horror” Gave Us New Movies from the Best Horror Filmmakers of All Time [TV Terrors]

For this month’s installment of “TV Terrors” we revisit Showtime’s “Masters of Horror,” which was created by Mick Garris and aired for two seasons between 2005 and 2007. It seemed like a horror fan’s wet dream: a horror anthology series with some of the greatest horror filmmakers of all time lensing short format horror films […]

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“Frankenstein” – The Failed TV Movie from Dean Koontz and Producer Martin Scorsese [TV Terrors]

For this month’s installment of “TV Terrors” we revisit USA Network’s “Frankenstein,” which was produced by Lions Gate Films and originally aired on October 10, 2004. After “The X-Files” (originally) came to an end, other genre properties popped up in an effort to fill the hole it left behind. One of them was the USA Network’s […]

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“Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters” Invited Us into Bobcat’s Wonderfully Twisted Mind [TV Terrors]

For this month’s installment of “TV Terrors” we revisit the short-lived anthology horror satire “Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters,” which aired on TruTV back in 2018. Although these days it’s known mainly as the channel on cable that plays “Impractical Jokers” all day, every day, back in 2018, Tru TV sought out to try some different […]

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‘Cloverfield’ 15 Years Later – An American Godzilla Movie for the Found Footage Generation

“Approximately seven hours ago, some… thing attacked the city.” It takes a lot to upstage a feature film adaptation of Transformers from Michael Bay, but back in 2007, J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot stepped up to the plate. Upon the release of Transformers, a top secret teaser trailer for a mystery horror movie was unleashed […]

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“Beetlejuice” – Remembering the Animated Series That Came in the Wake of Tim Burton’s Movie

For this month’s installment of “TV Terrors” we revisit the animated series adaptation of Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice,“ which aired from 1989 to 1991 on ABC/FOX Network. In the eighties and nineties, studios were never shy about taking mature intellectual properties and cashing in on them by giving them their own animated spinoffs for kids. Among the […]

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Why “The Exorcist” TV Series Remains the Franchise’s Best Modern Day Reinvention [TV Terrors]

For this month’s installment of “TV Terrors” we revisit FOX’s short-lived “The Exorcist” television series, which aired on the FOX Network from 2016 through 2017. 2023 has been a turbulent year for fans of The Exorcist. Along with the fiftieth anniversary of the original horror masterpiece being widely celebrated, there was the unfortunate passing of director […]

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‘Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County’ – This Early Found Footage Film Terrorized UPN in 1998

For this month’s installment of “TV Terrors” we revisit the found footage remake Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County, which aired in 1998 on the UPN Network. Found footage in its early days was a rare novelty that often astounded and confounded audiences. The overseas had bits like “Ghost Watch” while the States had television movies […]

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“Deadtime Stories” – Nickelodeon’s Short Lived Horror Anthology Series for Kids [TV Terrors]

For this month’s installment of “TV Terrors” we revisit the short-lived, kid-friendly horror series “Deadtime Stories,” which aired on Nickelodeon from 2012-2014. For many years in the aughts, after Nickelodeon brought “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” to a close, the channel spent a lot of time investing in teen comedies and sitcoms. But with the […]

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‘Blade’ at 25 – The Comic Book Movie That Changed the Game for Superheroes on the Big Screen

By 1998, it was a certainty that the studios had all but given up on superhero movies. After the financial flops that were Steel and Spawn, along with the sheer critical universal panning of Batman & Robin, the prospects for future superhero movies seemed dim. In the nineties it was very difficult for even a […]

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“Black Summer” – Why the Intense Zombie Series Deserves a Third Season on Netflix

What was once a promising landscape of streaming movies and television has now begun evolving and—some would argue—devolving. Companies are making cuts across the board including Netflix, who is notorious for cancelling their shows before they even have a chance to grow. Probably one of their best horror series to date has been “Black Summer,” […]

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Chiller’s “Can You Survive a Horror Movie?” Was “Mythbusters” Meets “Fear Factor” for Horror Fans [TV Terrors]

For this month’s installment of “TV Terrors” we revisit the horror reality special “Can You Survive a Horror Movie?” which aired on Chiller TV for Friday the 13th in July 2012. By the early aughts, the horror cable network Chiller TV had reached the point to where they were trotting out their own original series’ and movies. […]

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“The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy” – Remembering Cartoon Network’s Gateway Horror Show

For this month’s installment of “TV Terrors” we revisit the animated series “The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy,” which aired from 2001 through 2007 on Cartoon Network. Billy, Mandy, and Grim were first introduced in Maxwell Atoms’ “Grim & Evil,” a series where they shared the bill with “Evil Con Carne.” The latter followed the […]

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“Roger Corman Presents”: Remember When Corman and Showtime Made Cult Cinema Together in the 1990s?

For this month’s installment of “TV Terrors” we revisit the ambitious small screen project “Roger Corman Presents,” which aired from 1995 through 1999 on Showtime. Not many remember this, but back in the nineties, the cable network Showtime was extremely centered on science fiction and horror genre fare. They were the original launch pads for “Stargate […]

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