It’s hard for me to get into a lot of contemporary horror films. For the most part, big horror movie releases are just “jump-scare” fests or remakes. I’ve been meaning to watch Oculus for awhile now as I was very intrigued by the trailer. After finally seeing it, I can say that I wish I had sooner.
Back in the early nineties, Trey Parker and Matt Stone were trying to release their first feature film. Now keep in mind, this was way before the days of South Park, so the pair were still pretty much unknown in the industry. Eventually, they ended up at Troma, where Lloyd Kaufman was willing to pick the film up for distribution.
Pete and Vinny discuss some of their favorite Christmas stories!
Growing up in the 90s, I think my generation was the last to really know and appreciate what a horror television show host could be. Sure, Svengoolie is doing a terrific job these days, but I think most kids are more apt to look through Netflix. When I was a kid, I would sneak into the living room when my parents were asleep so I could watch horror movies on late night TV. One of my earliest memories was a movie with an old horror host fighting vampires. Later on, I would find out that this movie was Fright Night.
Return of the Living Dead is one of my favorite horror franchises and both the first and second film have a good balance of comedy and horror. However, when it came time to do the third movie, director Brian Yuzna wanted to take a different approach.