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The Bite #62

Jason Vorhees’ Birthday, Sigourney Weaver Confirms Return for GHOSTBUSTERS Sequel, and More!

On June 13, 1946, Jason Voorhees was born, and so today we celebrate his birthday … and also his death day, since we learned in the first movie based on the arc of his infamous life (Friday the 13th, 1980) that he drowned in 1957 at Camp Crystal Lake. Even though it was actually Jason’s mother knocking off all those kids who tried to get the camp going again in 1980, it was Jason who haunted the dreams of survivors.

The Bite #60

The King of Kaiju, 1960s-era GHOSTBUSTER Prequel, and More!

We only got a few more days until Godzilla: King of the Monsters unleashes King Ghidorah, Rodan, Mothra, and Godzilla in theaters around the world. For 65 years, that raging reptile has arguably been the most famous of kaiju. But he’s not the only giant monster to rampage through our hearts.

The Bite #57

Horror Musicals, Frank Frazetta Art, Upcoming CANDYMAN Movie, and More!

There’s a lot more to horror musicals than doing the Time Warp or feeding Audrey II. When it comes to the theater, horror musicals on Broadway tend to be big and serious, while those off-Broadway (or off-off-Broadway) are sometimes so crazy they issue ponchos to audience members in the first three rows (aka “the splatter zone”).

11 of the Scariest 3D Moments in Horror Film History, RIP LORRAINE WARREN, and More!
The Bite #55

11 of the Scariest 3D Moments in Horror Film History, RIP LORRAINE WARREN, and More!

Long before “immersive” became a buzzword — all the way back to this week in 1953 when the 3D House of Wax opened across the U.S. — audiences have loved movies that promised that third dimension of thrills. Who doesn’t love the feeling of being right in the middle of the action? Add in the element of horror, and you’ve got a movie experience like no other.

The Bite #52

3 Reasons We Love ROGER CORMAN, JORDAN PEELE Breaks Another Record, and More!

Corman’s claim to fame is as the greatest B-movie producer of all time (with 415 producing credits!) and the director of the best string of Edgar Allan Poe movies ever (most starring Vincent Price), but he’s so much more than that. Here are three reasons — other than the films themselves — we love the guy.

Why THE HOWLING still Matters, Behind the Scenes on PAN’S LABYRINTH, and More!
The Bite #49

Why THE HOWLING still Matters, Behind the Scenes on PAN’S LABYRINTH, and More!

This month marks the 38th anniversary of the New York City premiere of The Howling, the first great modern werewolf movie (it beat both An American Werewolfin London and Wolfen into release by a few months).

Deleted Horror Scenes that were ‘Too Much’ for Audiences, and More!
The Bite #47

Deleted Horror Scenes that were ‘Too Much’ for Audiences, and More!

Editing can make or break a film, which means scenes are often deleted for reasons ranging from the mundane (continuity, running time) to the desired aesthetic (mood, pacing). And editing within the horror genre adds its own parameters, as the history of famous deleted horror movie scenes reveals.

DRACULA’S Love Story Origins, Behind the Scenes on CHILD’S PLAY, and More!
The Bite #45

DRACULA’S Love Story Origins, Behind the Scenes on CHILD’S PLAY, and More!

“The story of the strangest passion the world has ever known!” That’s the slogan the horror classic Dracula bore when Universal first rolled it out. The film starred Bela Lugosi as what later marketing would call “the epitome of evil!” But in 1931, Universal was anxious about their first major monster “talkie.”

Celebrating TOBE HOOPER, Behind the Scenes on THEY LIVE, and More!
The Bite #42

Celebrating TOBE HOOPER, Behind the Scenes on THEY LIVE, and More!

On January 25, we’ll celebrate the birthday of the late, great Tobe Hooper, the filmmaker who disturbed theater-goers in 1974 with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

19 Horror Movies and More to Look Forward to in 2019 and More!
The Bite #40

19 Horror Movies and More to Look Forward to in 2019 and More!

2018 was another great year for horror. Three films — A Quiet Place, Halloween, and The Meg — made it into the top 20 at the box office, TV shows like Stranger Things,American Horror Story, and Twin Peaks scored major award nominations, there was a new Stephen King book (The Outsider) in the year’s top 20 bestsellers, and horror games like Agony and Days Gone racked up high scores.

YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER and Other Meta Horror Movie, and More!
The Bite #38

YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER and Other Meta Horror Movie, and More!

In the new release You Might Be the Killer (now streaming on Shudder), Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Alyson Hannigan plays a collectibles store clerk who uses her knowledge of horror movies to help her friend Fran Kranz (Dollhouse, The Cabin in the Woods) figure out who’s killing kids at a summer camp.

The Bite #36

CANDYMAN’S Birthday, GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S Un-produced Screenplays, and More!

December 4th is the birthday of Tony Todd, the man with the voice, the look, the presence … the hook.
Although Todd’s performance in 1992’s Candymanplaced him in the pantheon of horror icons, Todd is a versatile, classically-trained actor (originally from Washington D.C.) whose resume encompasses many more characters, ranging from heroes to villains to victims.

THE DESCENT’S Horrific Alternate Ending, PHANTASM Revisited, and More!
The Bite #33

THE DESCENT’S Horrific Alternate Ending, PHANTASM Revisited, and More!

At the end of Get Out, our hero Chris goes to prison!
Okay … so that’s not what happened. We all know Chris escaped when his friend Rod rescued his ass, but we got to see the original prison ending on the Blu-ray.

GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S Unmade Masterpiece, THE THING Rediscovered, and More!
The Bite #31

GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S Unmade Masterpiece, THE THING Rediscovered, and More!

In an alternate universe, this would be a celebration of Guillermo Del Toro’s masterful film adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness, Steven Spielberg’s terrifying Night Skies, and Ridley Scott’s version of I Am Legend. But we’re in this universe, and none of those movies ever got made.

Celebrating CLIVE BARKER, First PET SEMATARY Photos, and More!
The Bite #28

Celebrating CLIVE BARKER, First PET SEMATARY Photos, and More!

“Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we’re opened, we’re red.” — from The Books of Blood
On October 5th, Clive Barker celebrated his 66th birthday … and about 34 years of completely up-ending the worlds of horror fiction, filmmaking, and art.