spontaneous combustion

Prime in the Dustbin: ‘Spontaneous Combustion’ (1990)

Spontaneous Combustion may not be the best Tobe Hooper film, but it feels like the one that most accurately bears his thumbprint.

31 Days of Horror 2016: Tobe Hooper Puts the Fun in “The Funhouse”

There’s something alluring, yet forbidden and scary about closed carnivals and amusement parks. Who hasn’t thought about what it would be like to spend the night in a closed funhouse? … Continue reading 31 Days of Horror 2016: Tobe Hooper Puts the Fun in “The Funhouse”

31 Days of Horror 2015: Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot

Sometime around 1980 a new paperback appeared in our household reading library (which conveniently doubled as our bathroom). This in itself was not an odd occurrence.  Pretty much my entire … Continue reading 31 Days of Horror 2015: Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot

The 31 Days of Horror Edition of The Ten Percent – Circling the Pit: Ten Themes (and 31 films) for Thinking About Horror

It’s October, and here at Biff Bam Pop! that means 31 Days of Horror, a month-long celebration of all forms of the macabre in pop culture. “The Ten Percent” wanted … Continue reading The 31 Days of Horror Edition of The Ten Percent – Circling the Pit: Ten Themes (and 31 films) for Thinking About Horror

31 Days of Horror – White Zombie

This is it, a Halloween tradition for me every year, one of my favorite flicks, and not just the granddaddy of zombie movies, but the first zombie movie. Find out … Continue reading 31 Days of Horror – White Zombie

31 Days Of Horror: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – And the Saw Revved On…

Okay, I’ll come clean. I wasn’t sure where to begin when talking about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Not only is it one of my favorite horror films of all time, … Continue reading 31 Days Of Horror: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – And the Saw Revved On…