[When he's not in charge of jumping out from behind things and yelling "Raarrrr!" at office visitors, intrepid RM intern Patrick Dolan cruises the Weird Wide Web in search of its best horror offerings. Here are his latest finds.]
Reading a phony newspaper in the name of advertising The Hypnotic Eye, getting the fashion scoop on the gals of Twisted Nerve, or checking out the lobby card for Voodu…los muertos vivos can all be done at Zombo’s Closet, a blog dedicated to all things horror, but primarily devoted to press kits, tie-ins and ads for old horror films.
Hippos, shoebills and honey badgers may not top your list of candidates for horror movie monsters, but in the eyes of Nerdy tech blog I09, they should. The website’s regular column Daily 10 examines some frightful fauna, overlooked by Hollywood, that have serious creature-feature potential.
Some horror fiend decided he was not satisfied with just watching paranormal films and decided to devote an entire room of his house to the genre. Web magazine TodaysWhisper.com displays some shocking shots from this super fan’s home.
Not only is there a plethora of terrible movies that flood the horror genre, but there are also plenty of terrible songs that haunt these horrible films. Mark H. Harris, About.com’s horror expert, gives his top ten list of worst horror movie songs. Incidentally, Harris’ list features a few favourite fails of mine, including the hilarious “Burning Rubber Tires” from The Pod People.
A short but informative documentary on the representation of Haiti in horror films. Topics such as natural disaster, politics and voodoo are examined alongside Haiti-based films including White Zombie, I Walked with a Zombie and Angel Heart.