Advertisements

Blog Archives

31 Days of Horror: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

This article is part of Biff Bam Pop’s ongoing “Now Streaming on Shudder” series.

The reputation of a horror film can often loom so large that even the thought of watching it elicits fear. Such is the case with Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. After years of hearing it was one of the most realistic and shocking cinematic depictions of a serial killer, I purposely avoided it.

After growing fond of Michael Rooker as an actor over the years, I was also worried that he would be so believable I wouldn’t be able to watch him in anything else. I finally got the nerve to tackle Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer a few weeks ago.
Read the rest of this entry

Advertisements

Brand-New Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’

Just a few more days until October 13, when Netflix’s new series, Mindhunter, premieres on the streaming service. We’ve got the new trailer.
Read the rest of this entry

How Do We Get Ahead Of Crazy? David Fincher’s ‘Mindhunter’ Trailer

“How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks?”

Fans of crime procedurals and David Fincher have much cause to celebrate. The director of such ground-breaking movies as Se7en and Zodiac is bringing his talents to the small(er) screen — Netflix — on October 13 with Mindhunter.

Read the rest of this entry

Creations of Chaos: The Care Bears Movie

On this edition of Creations of Chaos, I explain how The Care Bears Movie sparked my lifelong interest in murderers and serial killers.

Care Bears

Read the rest of this entry

True Crime Corner: Andrew Cunanan

rsz_cunanan

He may be most known for killing a celebrity designer in the fashion world. However, before he murdered this man, he is suspected of traveling from coast to coast, ending the lives of four men along the way and devastating their families. In this edition of True Crime Corner, who was Andrew Cunanan?

Read the rest of this entry

True Crime Corner: David Berkowitz

sos

When people get called out for doing something that they shouldn’t be doing, sometimes they use the excuse that the devil made them do it. However, one New York serial killer claimed that a dog had something to do with his criminal actions. This week on True Crime Corner, who was the Son of Sam?

Read the rest of this entry

True Crime Corner: Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris

bittaker

What do you get when two convicts, with one heinous plan, join forces when they are released from prison? You get The Toolbox Killers, on this edition of True Crime Corner, two men who terrorized teenage girls in California for a few months in 1979.

Read the rest of this entry

True Crime Corner: Arthur Shawcross

rsz_arthur-shawcross

The areas near rivers are sometimes used as body dumps for serial killers. While Gary Ridgway favored locations around the Green River, another man frequented New York’s Genesee River, becoming known as The Genesee River Killer. Today on True Crime Corner, who was Arthur Shawcross?

Read the rest of this entry

True Crime Corner: Leonard Lake and Charles Ng

leonard lake

The last True Crime Corner featured the killing cousins who perpetrated The Hillside Strangler murders. In this edition, I’ll introduce you to another dangerous duo, Leonard Lake and Charles Ng.

Read the rest of this entry

Now Streaming On Shudder: Peeping Tom

It seems unbelievable that a masterpiece like Peeping Tom seriously derailed Michael Powell’s career, but that is just what happened. Peeping Tom was a departure for the director, known for his collaborations with Emeric Pressburger (Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes) over the course of three decades. Thankfully, thanks to critics like Raymond Durgnant and filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, there was a backlash to the backlash, and Peeping Tom is now considered not only a classic of British cinema, but also of the often-derided slasher subgenre in horror.
Read the rest of this entry

%d bloggers like this: