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Penny Dreadful S02 E03: The Nightcomers


Vanessa Ives needs help and on last week’s episode of “Penny Dreadful,” the battle began in earnest with the devious Madame Kali. What does Vanessa draw on the floor of her chambers? How does this protect her? On this episode, my little pennies, we meet an ally, but is she strong enough to help our dear Miss Ives? Follow me to the door of the Cut Wife to learn the answer. Read the rest of this entry

Penny Dreadful S02 E02: Verbis Diablo


What frightens you the most, my little pennies? Is it the monster dressed in sheep’s clothing? The one you are unable to banish? On last week’s episode of “Penny Dreadful,” Madame Kali used the devil’s language to hound our dear, poor Miss Ives. She is a witch in the service of Satan.  Caliban meets his bride. Will it be love or fright at first sight? Grab your relics and follow me down that dark and shadowed cobbled path to the British Museum. Read the rest of this entry

Penny Dreadful S02 E01: Fresh Hell


When last we walked the dark and dangerous cobbled streets of London in season one, Miss Ives had survived the dark voyager that attempted to possess her. The devil has failed, thanks to the gentlemen who risked their lives to protect Miss Ives. But, evil never rests and a new enemy threatens to seek her ruin. “Penny Dreadful” has returned for a second season and with its return, our nightmares renew. Read the rest of this entry

31 Days of Horror 2014 – Rosemary’s Baby (1968)


It’s so much fun expecting a baby, what with the shopping for little booties and preparing the baby’s room, a new mom-to-be is practically glowing with expectations. But when that little bundle of joy growing inside her is from Hell, she might want to rethink those birth announcements to friends and family. Rosemary’s Baby was birthed in the late sixties and we haven’t recovered since. Read the rest of this entry

True Blood Final Season Primer


Season seven is the final one for HBO’s “True Blood,” and we’ll be reviewing it episode-by-episode here at Biff Bam Pop!. New to the show, or just need a refresher from last season? Here’s the place to start. Got your fangs in and the top popped from a cool warm bottle of Tru Blood? Then you’re ready. Check out Biff Bam Pop!’s Final Season Primer for “True Blood,” right after the jump.

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The Not-So Great and Powerful Oz?

Oz_-_The_Great_and_Powerful_PosterTaking on the daunting task of living up to an immortalized legend of a film is no easy task. However, Disney is the one to do it if every there was a studio that could. They took on The Wizard of Oz with the same flair they approached the very successful Pirates of the Caribean movies. The result? OZ: The Great and Powerful – a gluttony of visuals and effects that quickly turns into a stomach ache only a quarter of the way through the movie. There’s not much of a plot to speak of, but I will summarize after the jump. And be warned – there will be spoilers!
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TIFF 2012 – Rob Zombie Unleashes The Lords of Salem

Is there a better director working in the “horror” genre than Rob Zombie?

After watching his fifth film, The Lords of Salem, the answer is without question, no.

In this story of returning witches looking to gain revenge on the citizens of Salem, Mass, Zombie creates a visceral, horrific, stomach churning and thoughtful piece of genre moviemaking that not only builds on the promise of his earlier films, but exceeds any and all expectations I had.

Find out why after the jump!

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Biff Bam Pop Exclusive: Dee Wallace on Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem

This past Thursday I had the amazing privilege to talk to the legendary actress and horror icon Dee Wallace about her new film Exit Humanity, which makes its way onto DVD June 19th. The majority of our conversation was spent talking about the film, why she was drawn to the role of Eve and working with director John Geddes. We’ll have that feature up closer to the release of the film (which I recommend checking out – it’s one of the most unusual and beautifully shot zombie films I’ve ever watched ), but close to the end of our conversation I asked Dee what she could say about another of her films, Rob Zombie’s upcoming, The Lords of Salem. Dee’s worked with Zombie before, on Halloween and The Haunted World of El Superbeasto and, as you’ll see below, was full of love for the man I consider the best director in horror right now. Our exchange on The Lords of Salem was brief, but it gives us a little more insight into what we can expect from the film when it’s released later this year. Check out Dee’s comments after the jump.

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Trailer Time: Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem

As far as horror directors go, I think Rob Zombie is one of the best. Both House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects are brilliant, disturbing and original films, while his take on the Halloween franchise, while not for everyone, also have moments of horror perfection. This year will see the release of Zombie’s fifth film, The Lords of Salem, which he’s been showing the trailer for at recent concerts. Normally, I’d wait for the official trailer to hit, but I loved what I saw so much that I wanted to share it with you. As you’ll see, The Lords of Salem looks and feels like a Rob Zombie film, which is a good thing.

Check out the trailer, stick around for Dragula and let us know what you think!


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