TEN SONGS: Stranded on a Desert Island Playlist


If you were suddenly stranded on a deserted island armed only with an iPod, what albums absolutely had to be loaded on it to keep your sanity? After much careful consideration of my large collection of songs, I have selected the following 10 full albums. I’m a classic rock fan historically, and that explains a…

WHAT IF? Featuring Cereal Mascots


Have you ever imagined an alternate reality for some of your favourite Pop Culture loves growing up? I know I certainly have! Cancelled TV shows, discontinued products, mascots, TV idols, cartoon characters, you name it…WHAT IF they all went on to have “normal” lives out of the spotlight once the cameras weren’t on them any…

The TEN Best Foreign Horror Films of the 21st Century!


You might have to squint a bit to read the subtitles, but these dreadfully delightful Foreign Flicks are sure to give your goosebumps goosebumps in any language! Here are My 10 Favourite International Horror Films of the 21st Century (So Far…)     1. MARTYRS (2008)* — FRANCE     Directed by: Pascal Laugier Produced…

MASTER OF THE UNEXPECTED: Rod Serling and The Twilight Zone


ROD SERLING I have previously stated in other posts of how The Twilight Zone is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. Although not too gratuitous with themes of horror given that it was a prime time television show airing in the ultra-conservative early 1960`s, the program broke new ground in storytelling. It…

SCREAM QUEEN: Jamie Lee Curtis


JAMIE LEE CURTIS     Although Jamie Lee Curtis was not the first Scream Queen, and has really only been in a few Horror films in her long film career, the movies she did star in had considerable impact on the genre. In the late 1970’s thru early 1980’s Jamie Lee ran a considerable risk…

MASTER OF THE MACABRE: Vincent Price


VINCENT PRICE As an actor, Vincent Price‘s early roles mostly had him portraying the antagonist of a picture. By the 1950s, Price had developed a comfortable niche in horror films, and was often referred to as the ‘Master of the Macabre‘. In perhaps my favorite of his numerous roles in and out of the horror…

MASTER OF SUSPENSE: Alfred Hitchcock


      Alfred Hitchcock is the immortal master of suspense. His films centered around seedy and nefarious characters. These movies are timeless, and they have often set the standard in many of the conventions of the genre. A career spanning five decades of filmmaking and a portfolio consisting of dozens of motion pictures, Alfred…

FRIDAY THE 13TH FILMS – "Guess" Which One Is Our Favorite?


  We’re paying tribute to our favorite Horror film franchise here on the HOUSE OF HORROR BLOG. Remarkably, this franchise spawned 12 films with a 13th heavily rumoured to be on the way now that Paramount Pictures has reclaimed the rights to make new FRIDAY THE 13th movies by acquiring it back from New Line…

14 HORRIBLE CARTOONS BASED ON TV AND FILM PROPERTIES


I grew up in the 1980’s. Arguably the most bizarre era for just about anything…fashion, politics, socio-economic sensibilities, and a plethora of other things I’m certain, the 1980’s was a hotbed of ooey gooey cheese. Nothing exemplifies the sentiment more than Popular Culture. In the commercial era of the ’80’s just about everything was being…