Two scientists are abducted by aliens from a nuclear war-ravaged planet in This Island Earth. As part of the Universal Pictures Blogathon, we take off with the 1955 sci-fi epic starring Rex Reason and Faith Domergue.Read more →
Monthly Archives: October 2015
The Shining (1980): All Work and No Play…
An isolated Colorado resort hotel becomes the setting for unrelenting horror in The Shining. Guest writer Kristen Lopez raises her glass and salutes director Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 screen adaptation, starring Jack Nicholson, of the Stephen King shockerRead more →
MovieFanFare’s latest Create-a-Caption entry features author-turned-meteorite victim Stephen King in the 1982 horror favorite Creepshow. Click here to see the complete still and our caption, and then leave your own suggestion in the comments below.Read more →
9 Classic Horror Movies You Might Have Missed
Killer worms, haunted nunneries, and the vampire next door: these are the elements in three of the nine sometimes overlooked scream gems in Brian Sieck’s classic article. Check out Night of the Demons, Ginger Snaps, Feast and more fright faves inside.Read more →
Poll: What’s the Best Stephen King TV Adaptation?
Some of Stephen King’s most memorable scare moments have been on the small screen. We’d like to hear which of the author’s TV adaptations–Salem’s Lot, It, The Stand, Under the Dome and more–tops your list.Read more →
This Week in Film History: 10/25/15
The bitter off-screen rivalry between co-stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford added fuel to the campy on-screen fire in the thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, which debuted 53 years ago this week. Check inside for more fun film facts.Read more →
The Future–as in Back to the Future–Is Now
Happy Back to the Future Day, readers! We salute the “far-off world” of October 21, 2015 that was depicted in Back to the Future Part II and look at how it compares to today’s reality (yes, the lack of practical hoverboards is particularly disappointing).Read more →
Movies That Scared Me — and Still Do!
Following up on one of MovieFanFare’s most commented upon posts, Jason gives three examples of the fright flicks that continue to send shivers up his spine, even with repeated viewings. Which horror movie haunts you to this day?Read more →
Poll: What’s Your Favorite Monster Mash-Up Movie?
With the announcement of a new Godzilla/King Kong team-up coming In a couple of years, we’d like to know which multi-creature feature–from serious fright fare like Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man to such kid-friendly flicks as Hotel Transylvania–you think is best.Read more →
This Week in Film History: 10/18/15
Transplanting the story of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai from feudal Japan to the American West, the frontier action classic The Magnificent Seven debuted 55 years ago this week. There’s more than seven more film facts waiting for you inside…and we think they’re magnificent.Read more →