The entertainment industry, with its long-established allergy to new ideas, often mines the bestseller list for source material. Studios are more likely greenlight a scary story after it has been officially vetted by the reading public, and less likely to interfere with a proven earner. In horror ci ... More >>
Alice Cooper is a shock rock pioneer that's influenced countless artists with his on stage horror movie imagery and antics, which included hangings and beheadings by guillotine. Theatrics aside, Cooper (aka Vincent Furnier) is also a talented songwriter. Hits like "I'm Eighteen," "School's Out" and ... More >>
Geeks love metal more than the computers on which they listen to it. They yearn for heavy metal that was forged by Orcs in the mountains of Mordor, smuggled halfway across the universe on Serenity and then discovered by Silver Surfer while scouting for delicious planets. These bands aren't necessari ... More >>
It's a common behavior of Star Wars fans: canonize the original trilogy, and get all hater-y on the screw-ups in Episodes I-III. But if the mistakes made in the second trilogy weren't so completely soul-crushing and legacy-altering, then people wouldn't be bitching about them to this day -- and keep ... More >>
George Lucas at last delivers the Star Wars prequel we've been waiting for.
Jim Carrey's in fine form, but the rest of Snicket is more unfortunate.
Van Helsing explodes monster-movie legends with hip upgrades.
Jello Biafra pounds the podium to get out the vote.
The Return of the King marks a zenith in cinematic potential.
The action's much meatier in the second Rings film.
With Episode II, George Lucas tries to reclaim his lost glory.
Frodo lives, amid outlandish spectacle, in The Lord of the Rings.
Exploitation cinema becomes art in Shadow of the Vampire.