The Overlook Film Festival haunts New Orleans with tigers, punks, and a new Puppet Master 

Attending the Overlook Film Festival has become an immersive experience in itself. In its evolution from the Stanley into its current form, the festival has taken attendees to two isolated mountain resorts—in Estes Park, Colorado, and atop Oregon’s Mt. Hood—until decamping this year to New Orleans’ French Quarter, the…

Making a killing: The brief life and bloody death of the post-Scream slasher revival

If you were a fan of slasher movies, 1996 was a dire time indeed. Hollywood studios had largely stopped producing the horror subgenre, save for the odd hybrid vehicle (the sci-fi slasher of Species, the cartoonish evil of Leprechaun), and the iconic killers of the ’80s—Freddy, Jason, Michael Myers—had either devolved…

New Order, Smiths, Hall & Oates songs reimagined as Stephen King book covers

Stephen King’s busier than ever these days. He’s got numerous books on the horizon, film adaptations of It, The Dark Tower, and Gerald’s Game, and whatever J.J. Abrams’ Castle Rock ends up being, in the works. Although there’s never been a shortage of King in pop culture, nostalgia certainly plays some factor in this…

Take an exclusive look at Scored To Death, a new book of interviews with horror composers

The new book Scored To Death collects 14 interviews with composers primarily known for their sonic contributions to horror cinema, including members of the band Goblin, Harry Manfredini—the guy who came up with “ki, ki, ki, ki, ma, ma, ma, ma” for Friday The 13th—and the man behind arguably the most memorable horror…