‘Gremlins’ at 40: A Chaotic Commentary Track for Misfits and Mogwais [Halloweenies Podcast]

“Look Mister, there are some rules that you’ve got to follow…” That’s bad news for the troublemakers within the Halloweenies. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Joe Dante’s creature classic Gremlins, the gang has unlocked their 2020 commentary track, which is just as manic and unpredictable as the titular critters. Join Michael Roffman and McKenzie Gerber as […]

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‘Little Shop of Halloween Horrors’ – Joe Dante Directing Horror Movie Written by ‘Gremlins 2’ Writer!

Horror master Joe Dante (Gremlins, Gremlins 2, The ‘Burbs) is returning to the director’s chair for Little Shop of Halloween Horrors, Deadline reports this afternoon. Joe Dante is directing with the legendary Roger Corman producing, and the film is said to be “a reboot of Corman’s famed 1960 horror comedy, Little Shop of Horrors.” Even cooler? […]

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God, I Love This Street: The Brilliance of Joe Dante’s ‘The Burbs’ at 35

Every town seems to have that one house. The one that children walk by with hushed tones and dare each other to sneak onto the porch or ring the doorbell of. In the movies it’s the Myers House, 1428 Elm (at least in the later movies), or the House on Neibolt Street—usually run down and […]

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Rockin’ the Suburbs: 1989’s 7 Killer Suburban Screams [1989 Week]

Presented by Lisa Frankenstein, 1989 Week is dialing the clock back to the crossroads year for the genre with a full week of features that dig six feet under into the year. Today, it all comes to an end as Rachel Reeves searches for scares in the suburbs. In the back half of the 1980s, the American […]

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2 ‘Gremlins’ Movies to Keep Your Holidays Scary and Merry [12 Days of Creepmas]

Bloody Disgusting’s 12 Days of Creepmas is nearly at an end, so it’s time to bring out the big guns in holiday horror. The 2nd Day of Creepmas brings a pair of gateway horror-comedies that will keep you busy from Christmas through New Year’s Eve. When it comes to holiday horror, few can beat Joe Dante’s […]

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Scream Factory Upgrades Original ‘Piranha’ to 4K Ultra HD in November

Officially announced this morning, Joe Dante‘s Piranha is getting a 4K Ultra HD upgrade from Scream Factory, with the 1978 aquatic horror movie releasing on November 1, 2022. You can pre-order the standard 4K UHD release or a special Collector’s Edition set from Scream Factory, which also includes a limited edition poster and five hard […]

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5 Creepy Tales of Childhood Horrors from TV Anthologies [Series of Frights]

A big part of growing up for kids is overcoming their greatest fears. In time they stop being scared of thunderstorms and visits to the doctor. Being afraid of the dark is also common, but for a lot of children, what terrifies them the most is what might be in the darkness. The following stories […]

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The 13 Horror Sequels That Flipped the Script [Halloweenies Podcast]

With Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn behind them and Army of Darkness just around the corner, the Halloweenies find themselves in a pretty creative sweet spot. They’re standing on a bridge between two of the most creative and surprising sequels in the horror genre. So, they thought: Wait a second, why not talk about […]

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‘Gremlins’ Director Joe Dante Selects Six Horror Movies to Stream on Screambox Now!

Legendary filmmaker Joe Dante is a titan in the film industry, having directed everything from Gremlins and its sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch to classics such as Piranha, The Howling, Explorers, Innerspace, The ‘Burbs, Matinee, and Small Soldiers. He even got behind the camera for segments in Twilight Zone: The Movie and Nightmare Cinema, […]

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An Intense Kitchen Fight Transforms ‘Gremlins’ Into a Delightfully Scary Holiday Horror Classic [Scene Screams]

Scene Screams is a recurring column that spotlights the scenes in horror that make us scream, whether through fear, laughter, or tears. It examines the most memorable, and often scariest, scenes in horror and what it is about them that makes them get under our skin.  “But the most important rule, the rule you can never […]

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Joe Dante’s ‘The Howling’ Gets a 4K Ultra HD Upgrade from Scream Factory Next Year!

The next horror classic to make the move to 4K Ultra HD is Joe Dante‘s werewolf movie The Howling, announced for 4K UHD + Blu-ray Collector’s Edition by Scream Factory today. Get ready to howl in 4K Ultra HD on February 15, 2022! Here’s the full rundown from Scream Factory… DISC 1: (UHD) NEW 4K […]

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‘The Howling’: Joe Dante’s Werewolf Classic Gets Brand New 4K Transfer For Film’s 40th Anniversary!

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Joe Dante’s horror classic The Howling, STUDIOCANAL is biting into a brand new 4K restoration of the 1981 contemporary tale of timeless horror! It’s unclear when the U.S. release will be announced, but UK readers can score any of the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD and Steelbook editions on […]

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