So, last weekend, like many Americans, I ventured into the local mutli-plex and took a gander at Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom. There is good news and there is bad news. Bad news first, Fallen Kingdom is probably the worst entry in this franchise since 2001’s highly divisive Jurassic Park... Read more
When you stop and think about it the Amityville Horror franchise really is a bizarre one. For any in need of the cliff note’s following the real life DeFeo murders and experiences of the Lutz family adapting the bestselling novel into a film was a no brainer. The... Read more
This week we look at the brand new documentary HAUNTERS: The Art of the Scare directed by Jon Schnitzer, about the growing rift between people who continue to put on traditional “boo-scare” haunted attractions and newer “extreme” experiences.” Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/haunters_rev.mp3 Listen on YouTube: Check out the trailer:... Read more
This week we continue our two-week Flatliners retrospective with the 2017 film Flatliners, directed by Niels Arden Oplev, who brought us the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo film series. The film is about five medical students who attempt to find out what lies beyond death by conducting clandestine experiments... Read more
Richard LeMay is the director of Dementia 13, a new gothic horror film coming this month. A vengeful ghost, a mysterious killer, and a family where everyone has a secret converge in one night of terror in this remake of Francis Ford Coppola’s first feature film. Listen here:... Read more
This week we continue our Stephen King retrospective with a look at the 2002 miniseries Rose Red. Special guest Jamie Bahr of Danger*Cakes, with music from Danger*Cakes new horror-themed song Love Bites! Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/rose_red_rev.mp3 Listen on YouTube: Check out the trailer: Castle of Horror Podcast Links:... Read more
This week we continue our Stephen King retrospective with a look at the 2017 film It. (We’ve also re-posted our discussion from a couple years ago on the TV miniseries It if you’d like to revisit that work as well. This is an extra-long discussion full of spoilers, so you’ve been warned! Listen... Read more
While the name John R. Leonetti is probably a familiar one to only the most avid horror fans his body of work is certainly a familiar one for even the most casual of movie goers. Leontetti has worked as a cinematographer for such respected titles as Tales from the... Read more
Dracula hasn’t faired very well in modern film or televsion. The world’s most famous vampire is a genre icon with literally hundreds of adaptations throughout movie history. However, the not-so good Count hasn’t had a solid hit under his cape in years. Dracula Untold was only a modest box office success. TV adventures in the form of the tepid “Dracula” on NBC or Showtime’s critically lauded monster rally “Penny Dreadful” were both cancelled. That makes Dracula’s most succesful outing in relatively recent history Stephen Sommer’s divisive “Van Helsing.” So, it hasn’t been looking really good for the lord of the undead.
But you truly can’t keep a good vampire down. Comic book scribe Warren Ellis and “Dredd” director/producer Adi Shankar have teamed up to adapt the fan favorite horror video game series Castlevania for Netflix. While the results aren’t perfect, they hit the right notes that horror fans are hoping for.
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.