Movie Monsters: Terror at Blood Fart Lake (2009)

We're not sure what it is or why it's after the kids at Blood Fart Lake, exactly, but one thing is certain: You'll never fart the same way again after it gets it's hands on you! Why is the Terror at Blood Fart Lake your favorite movie monster?
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Horror Quotes: Feast (2005)

Hero: Listen to me. A storm o'hell's coming down on this place any second. I don't know what they are, I don't know where they came from. All I do know is that these fuckers are fast, nasty, and hungry... and there's four of 'em. They got claws like Ginsu knives and more teeth than a chainsaw. They're comin'... right now. So we gotta lock this bar down. That means doors, windows, drains, and zippers, and we gotta do it now. You! Get a phone, call the cops, National Guard, townies, anybody who kicks ass, and get 'em out here. Any questions?

Bartender: Yeah. Who the hell are you?

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Names in Horror: Claudia Black

Claudia Black has made a name for herself as one of the beautiful Women of Sci-Fi, having starred in a number of televised series that include Farscape, Stargate SG-1, and Uncharted. She has appeared alongside Vin Diesel in the action-packed Pitch Black, and her voice can also be heard in a number of video games, like the critically-acclaimed Diablo III. Read The Full Post HERE!

Villains of Horror: The Vampire (1957)

Count Duval comes to us from the Mexican classic, The Vampire, starring Abel Salazar as the charming and seductive count. Why is Count Duval your favorite Villain of Horror? Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Posters: Slime City Massacre (2010)

This slimy poster could have stepped right out of the early 80s in a nice throwback to the 42nd Street exploitation era. Greg Lamberson follows up his cult-classic Slime City with Slime City Massacre in 2010! Read The Full Post HERE!

Behind the Scenes: Halloween (1978)

Jamie Lee Curtis poses for a quick candid behind the scenes on the holiday slasher, Halloween! Lee would share a quick cameo with her mother, Janet Leigh, in which of the film's sequels? Read The Full Post HERE!

Great Moments in Horror: The Monster Squad (1987)

Frankenstein's Monster heads off into the sunset with his newfound friends in Fred Dekker's cult-comedy, The Monster Squad! What are your favorite moments from the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

Top Ten Southern Gothic Horror Films

Southern Gothic is a subgenre of the traditional Gothic Horror genre that takes place exclusively in the American South, using deeply-rooted ritualism and dark historical backdrops in place of foggy graveyards and Eastern European locales. Common themes in Southern Gothic Horror movies include deeply flawed, disturbing or eccentric characters who may or may not dabble in voodoo, ambivalent gender roles, decayed or derelict settings, grotesque situations, and other sinister events relating to or stemming from poverty, alienation, black magic, crime, or violence. I Like Horror Movies counts down our favorite Southern Gothic Horror Films in today's Top Ten!

1. Pumpkinhead (1988): A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son. Set in a small Southern town, Stan Winston's Pumkinhead has all of the same brooding mood and atmospherics as any of the Gothic classics, with the demon of vengeance striking out from swirling mists in the pale moonlight. Pumpkinhead must be considered the leading example of the Southern Gothic aesthetic in the Horror film.

2. Jug Face (2013): Jug Face tells the story of a pregnant teen trying to escape a backwoods community when she discovers that she may be sacrificed to a creature in a pit. Chad Crawford Kinkle bursts onto the scene with an original terror tale that is quite unlike anything else we have seen. Kinkle has created a microscopic universe that gives the backwoods of Tennessee their own unique magicks and mythology. Sure to be a cult-classic!

3. Interview with the Vampire (1994): A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. This Anne Rice adaptation transports the Eastern European traditions of the vampire into a purely American setting, while every set drips with a dark and sinister aesthetic. Tom Cruise' over-the-top antics can be overlooked for some of the finer performances by Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, and Kirsten Dunst.

4. Angel Heart (1987): Harry Angel is a private investigator hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer called Johnny Favorite, but his investigation takes an unexpected turn. Mickey Rourke stars as Harry Angel in a somber blend of Film Noir and Gothic Horror that takes place in New Orleans and its surrounding areas. The ritualistic voodoo adds a Southern twist on this supernatural thriller.

5. Dead Birds (2004): A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces. Guilt and remorse take on a demonic shape of their own in Alex Turner's terrifying ghost tale. The timely pacing draws the tension tighter and tighter until the audience is ready to snap at the appearance of these ungodly beings.

6. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971): A recently institutionalized woman has bizarre experiences after moving into a supposedly haunted country farmhouse and fears she may be losing her sanity once again. This vampire tale isn't always what it seems, and has the audience questioning their minds as much as poor Jessica. The cool color palette and unsettling images often recall the works of Jean Rollin.

7. Lemora - A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973): A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft. Richard Blackburn's vibrant use of color and rich atmosphere share much in common with the Italian classic Black Sabbath. The surreal, nightmarish qualities of the film make it a memorable fantasy horror film.

8. The Beyond (1981): A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell. The Beyond is considered by many to be Lucio Fulci's crowning achievement in Horror, and a gore classic. What it lacks in linear storytelling, it more than makes up for in its dreary mood and bleak, downturn ending.

9. Candyman - Farewell to the Flesh (1995): The Candyman arrives in New Orleans and sets his sights on a young woman whose family was ruined by the immortal killer years before. Farewell to the Flesh is one of the few Slasher sequels that nearly rivals the original. The Candyman feels right at home in the misty bayous and crowded streets of Mardi Gras, making New Orleans the perfect place for him to wreak his bloody vengeance.

10. The Skeleton Key (2005): A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past. Subtle, understated, and effective, The Skeleton Key reminds us of all of the great ghost tales of the past, but updated in the Southern Gothic tradition. Voodoo once again casts a spell over the inhabitants of this remote plantation, making for many chilling moments out on the bayou.
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Terror Trivia: Snakes on a Plane (2006)

450 snakes were used including one 22-foot-long Burmese python. Read The Full Post HERE!

Terrible Moments: Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys (2004)

It is so ridiculously hard to pick a single moment that stands out as the worst moment in Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys. First off, the puppets and toys look like absolute garbage. Second, THAT IS THE ONLY REASON PEOPLE WATCH THESE FRIGGIN MOVIES IN THE FIRST PLACE, does there NEED to be a second reason? The prints for this film should be shot out into space and then raped into oblivion by some alien lifeform. Read The Full Post HERE!

Movie Monsters: The Angry Red Planet (1959)

I'd be angry if I had pissed off spider-rat-crabs running all over me all the time, too! This gnarled beast comes from the Science Fiction Horror film, The Angry Red Planet, from 1959. What makes this your favorite movie monster? Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Quotes: Jaws (1975)

Brody: Smile you son of a BITCH. Read The Full Post HERE!

Names in Horror: Min-sik Choi

Having astonished audiences the world wide with his incredible performance in Oldboy, Min-sik Choi returned with equally-powerful roles as the villains in both Lady Vengeance and the critically-acclaimed I Saw the Devil. This Korean-born actor is now a genre mainstay, and a household name to many Horror fans. Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Posters: Black Sunday (1960)

The stark contrasts in this colorful poster are instantly mesmerizing as we find ourselves lost in Barbara Steele's fiery eyes. Taken from the original theatrical release of Mario Bava's classic Gothic Horror film, Black Sunday. Read The Full Post HERE!

Behind the Scenes: Pumpkinhead (1988)

This image was clearly taken before ol' Ed Harley started having reservations about summoning the Spirit of Vengeance to avenge the death of his son. Lance Henriksen in a candid shot from the film Pumpkinhead. Read The Full Post HERE!

Great Moments: The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Julie Adams falls victim to the Gill Man in this classic scene from the 1954 film, The Creature from the Black Lagoon! What are your favorite moments from the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

Heroes of Horror: The Convent (2000)

Everyone in town knows, when it comes to killing demons, you turn to Christine. Adrienne Barbeau stars as the shotgun-totting badass, Christine, who returns to send the demonically-possessed teens back to Hell in The Convent! Why is Christine your Hero of Horror? Read The Full Post HERE!

Terror Trivia: Videodrome (1983)

The character of Brian O'Blivion is based on Marshall McLuhan. David Cronenberg was a student of McLuhan's during college. Read The Full Post HERE!

Movie Monsters: Willow (1988)

The pint-sized hero, Willow, must defeat this nasty two-headed beast if he hopes to stop the evil Queen Bavmorda. Why is this fire-breather your favorite movie monster? Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Quotes: Piranha 3D (2010)

Mr. Goodman: Piranha hunt in packs - not for protection, but for overwhelming force. They're organized, methodical. The first bite draws blood. The blood draws the pack. Read The Full Post HERE!

Names in Horror: Stephanie Beacham

The lovely Stephanie Beacham came into the Horror spotlight care of Pete Walker in 1976's The Confessional, having starred in many hit television series prior. She would reteam with Walker for Schizo a few short years later, and in 1981, she would also star in Horror Planet. Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Posters: A Clockwork Orange (1971)

In A Clockwork Orange, we explore the workings of a young man's addled brain as society attempts to correct his miscreant behavior, which is brilliantly depicted I this abstract poster for the film. What do you like best about this movie poster? Read The Full Post HERE!

Behind the Scenes: Island of the Alive (1987)

Larry Cohen takes his rightful place amongst the mutated brood in Island of the Alive, from 1987! The third and final film shows us what happens when these mutant monsters actually reach adulthood, and trust us when we say that they don't get any prettier. Read The Full Post HERE!

Great Moments: Day of the Dead (1985)

George A. Romero opens the original Day of the Dead with this shocking moment! What are your favorite scenes from the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

Villains of Horror: Halloween 3 (1982)

Conal Cochran is one of the cruelest villains in all of Horror. His sinister plot involves a massive genocide of American's children as a pagan sacrifice on Halloween using his signature Silver Shamrock Halloween masks. Why is Conal Cochran your favorite Villain of Horror? Read The Full Post HERE!

Terror Trivia: Subspecies (1991)

This was the first American film to be shot in Romania. Read The Full Post HERE!

Movie Monsters: Wild Country (2005)

You clearly don't want to mess around in the Wild Country, or you may encounter this sort-of-bear-sort-of-werewolf-thing in the woods. Why is this... uh... creature your favorite movie monster? Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Quotes: Saw (2004)

Dr. Lawrence Gordon: He doesn't want us to cut through our chains. He wants us to cut through our feet! Read The Full Post HERE!

Names in Horror: Joe Dante

Joe Dante is one of many directors to graduate from the Roger Corman school of film making, having taken his start in cutting trailers for the iconic director. Dante was given his first big break in the cult comedy entitled Hollywood Boulevard, which opened the doors to his later efforts including Piranha, The Howling, Gremlins, and The 'Burbs. More recently, he has joined his fellow Masters of Horror for the acclaimed television series, and directed the claustrophobic thriller, The Hole. Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Posters: Godzilla (1954)

Tokyo trembles in fear at the devastation left behind by Godzilla in this classic movie poster from the original 1954 release. I don't know what the hell it could possibly be saying in Japanese, but I imagine a lot of screaming and maybe some pleas for mercy. Read The Full Post HERE!

Behind the Scenes: Hostel (2005)

Two of this generation's greatest filmmakers rev up their chainsaws behind the scenes of the 2005 hit, Hostel! Pictured above: Takashi Miike (left) and Eli Roth (right). Read The Full Post HERE!

Great Moments in Horror: Frailty (2001)

A father tries to convince his two young sons that the Lord has called them to seek out and destroy the demons that are hiding in human souls in this thrilling scene from Bill Paxton's acclaimed film, Frailty! What are your favorite moments from the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

Heroes of Horror: Evil Dead 2 (1987)

After taking an absolute beating in the original Evil Dead, Ash is back and better than ever, ready to take on the forces of evil with his trusty chainsaw in hand! Or is it, chainsaw-hand? Why is Ashley Williams your Hero of Horror? Read The Full Post HERE!

Terror Trivia: Teen Wolf Too! (1987)

Michael J. Fox declined to reprise his role in the sequel, in part saying he had no desire to go through the arduous process again of getting into makeup to play the werewolf. Read The Full Post HERE!

Controversial Moments: Beyond the Darkness (1979)

Frank Wyler is unable to deal with the loss of his fiancee, so he digs her up and stuffs her, keeping her in an adjacent bed while he brings home women to serve as surrogates while he looks on at her from across the room in the shocking Horror film, Beyond the Darkness, from director Joe D'Amato. Read The Full Post HERE!

Movie Monsters: 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)

This bipedal beastie begins growing at an alarming rate once it comes crashing to the planet in 20 Million Miles to Earth! Why is Ray Harryhausen's reptilian creature your favorite movie monster? Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Quotes: Daughters of Darkness (1971)

Countess Bathory: Love is stronger than death... even than life. Read The Full Post HERE!

Names in Horror: Mary Harron

Mary Harron brought us one of the finest Horror films from the 2000 era in the screen adaption of Bret Easton Ellis' acclaimed American Psycho. After being invited onto the show, Fear Itself, for an episode entitled Community, she returned with the subtle fantasy, The Moth Diaries, in an American answer to the popular overseas sensation, Let the Right One In. Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Posters: Don't Answer the Phone (1980)

A seedy poster that is perfectly fit for this exploitation classic from 1980! Don't Answer the Phone will make you think twice before accepting an unknown caller. Read The Full Post HERE!

Behind the Scenes: Predator (1987)

Here we see the man behind the mask in this rare behind-the-scenes photo from 1987's Predator! Which major action star signed off on the film after originally being cast as the extraterrestrial warrior? Read The Full Post HERE!

Great Moments in Horror: Black Sheep (2006)

New Zealand falls under attack by some really, really bad sheep in the 2006 cult comedy, Black Sheep! What are your favorite moments from the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

Villains of Horror: Black Christmas (2006)

Agnes has an affinity for eyeballs in the blood-drenched remake of the Christmas classic, Black Christmas! Her and Billy are going to decorate the holidays in red again this year. Why is Agnes your favorite Villain of Horror? Read The Full Post HERE!

Terror Trivia: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Although he would play similar vampires in other films since Dracula, this would be only the second, and last, time that Bela Lugosi would play Dracula in a feature film. Read The Full Post HERE!

Movie Monsters: The Night Flier (1997)

A string of mysterious murders lead reporter Richard Dees to encounter this fanged menace in The Night Flier. Why is Dwight Renfield your favorite movie monster? Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Quotes: The Signal (2007)

Clark: Anna, I need a couple of things that Ken borrowed, namely my hatchet... and some garbage bags. Read The Full Post HERE!

Names in Horror: Freddie Francis

English director and cinematographer, Freddie Francis, is responsible for a number of Horror classics out of the Amicus and Hammer film libraries. His early work included Paranoiac, Nightmare, and The Evil of Frankenstein, but Francis would move on to features like The Skull, Torture Garden, Tales from the Crypt, The Creeping Flesh, and many more. Perhaps his greatest claim would be for his incredible work behind the camera on the 1980 classic, The Elephant Man. Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Posters: Forbidden World (1982)

If anyone ever knew how to market a movie, it was genre legend Roger Corman! You won't be finding this giant mutant monster anywhere in the film, however. The closest we get is an amalgamous blob that closesly resembles the being in Alien. But, hell, I feel like I OWE IT to the film to pay for a movie ticket after feasting my eyes on this awesome poster! Read The Full Post HERE!

Behind the Scenes: Troll (1986)

Director John Carl Buechler poses with one of his own miniature creations and Noah Hathaway playing the magical young Harry Potter from the film. Yes, the magical young Harry Potter. I smell lawsuit. Read The Full Post HERE!

Great Moments: Jenifer (2005)

Dario Argento plays a reversal on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast in his Masters of Horror episode, Jenifer! What are your favorite moments from the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

Heroes of Horror: Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

The King returns to take out a soul-sucking mummy in Don Coscarelli's cult comedy, Bubba Ho-Tep, from 2002! Bruce Campbell stars as the elderly Elvis Presley in one of his finest roles. Why is Elvis your Hero of Horror? Read The Full Post HERE!

Terror Trivia: Hellraiser (1987)

The film was originally supposed to be called "The Hellbound Heart," after the novella it was based upon. The studio decided that the title sounded too much like a romance and asked Barker to change the title. Barker offered "Sadomasochists from Beyond the Grave," which was rejected for the overtly sexual content. Barker ultimately opened the floor to the production team to offer up their own suggestions, prompting a sixty-year-old female crewmember to offer up "What a Woman Will do for a Good Fuck." Read The Full Post HERE!

Movie Monsters: The Funhouse (1981)

It's no wonder the carnival barker kept this mutant monster under a Frankenstein mask in the cult slasher, The Funhouse! Why is this two-faced freak your favorite movie monster? Read The Full Post HERE!

Names in Horror: Jordan Ladd

Jordan Ladd has made quite the name for herself within the Horror genre, starting with her appearance in the erotic vampire film, Embrace of the Vampire. Her next big role would be in Eli Roth's breakthrough body horror film, Cabin Fever, leading into Club Dread and Madhouse in the years to follow. In 2007, Ladd would star in both Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, as well as Hostel: Part II, but she would receive her most critical acclaim for her devastating performance in the dark horror drama, Grace, from 2009. Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Quotes: The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Rev. Harry Powell: There are things you do hate, Lord. Perfume-smellin' things, lacy things, things with curly hair. Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Posters: American Mary (2012)

The Soska Sisters present a new breed of Horror film in 2012's highly-acclaimed American Mary, starring the lovely and talented Katherine Isabelle. What is Mary's particular brand of clinical expertise in the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

Behind the Scenes: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Heather Langenkamp and the cast of A Nightmare on Elm Street show us that they aren't afraid of the boogeyman! Featuring Johnny Depp, pictured right. Read The Full Post HERE!

Great Moments: Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)

Linnea Quigley and Michelle Bauer face off in Fred Olen Ray's campy cult-classic, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers! What are your favorite moments from the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

Villains of Horror: Curse of Chucky (2013)

Chucky is back and meaner than ever in the 2013 release of Curse of Chucky, from series creator Don Mancini. Why is Chucky your favorite Villain of Horror? Read The Full Post HERE!

Terror Trivia: Poltergeist (1982)

The hands which pull the flesh off the investigator's face in the bathroom mirror are Steven Spielberg's. Read The Full Post HERE!

Movie Monsters: The Mummy (1932)

Boris Karloff stars as the resurrected remains of Imhotep, who seeks out his reincarnated lover in the Universal classic, The Mummy! Why is the Mummy your favorite movie monster? Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Quotes: Hellraiser (1987)

Kirsty Cotton: Who are you?

Lead Cenobite: Explorers... in the further regions of experience. Demons to some, angels to others. Read The Full Post HERE!

Names in Horror: Joe Spinell

Although Joe Spinell only acted in a few genre efforts before his unfortunate death, he was well known for his affinity for Horror. Fans will remember him as the fractured villain in Maniac, as well as the obsessed stalker from The Last Horror Film (also known as Fanatic). Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Posters: When a Stranger Calls (1979)

This telling poster gives us all of the information we need to know going into the suspense thriller, When a Stranger Calls, from 1979! Carol Kane stars are the terrorized babysitter turned mother in the classic film. Read The Full Post HERE!

Behind the Scenes: Malevolence (2003)

Stevan Mena poses beside his hooded villain from the 2003 retro slasher, Malevolence! Which other slashers are subtly alluded to in the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

Great Moments in Horror: Night Watch (2004)

The epic battle between good and evil comes to a head in this incredible opening scene from Night Watch. What are your favorite moments from the Night Watch? Read The Full Post HERE!