Category: Staff Kills

Frankenstein 80th Anniversary: 5 Other Frankenstein Movies

Posted on 11/21/11 by UK Editor
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Continuing our celebration of Frankenstein’s 80th Anniversary, Keri O’Shea looks at some of the weird and wonderful Frankenstein films that have come in its wake…  The influence of the Universal Frankenstein movies cannot be underestimated. Boris Karloff’s ‘dear old monster’ has become a horror archetype, crossing the breach into popular culture and staying there, for the best part [...]

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Staff Kills: Kayley’s Top 5 Films That Defined Her Childhood

Posted on 07/12/11 by Deaditor

by Kayley Viteo Everyone has movies from their childhood that for whatever reason stay with them for the rest of their lives. During the day, I spent my childhood much like any other “normal” girl, which basically boiled down to watching Disney animation and any sort of animal movie I could get my hands on. [...]

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Staff Kills: The Brutal Breakdown – Marc’s Top Five Horrifying Music Video’s

Posted on 08/02/10 by Deaditor

by Marc Patterson I was inspired by a recent article by Drew from B Through Z, where he highlighted his top ten favorite scary music videos, to look at some of what I thought were the most sickening moments in music video mayhem. To be fair – Drew wasn’t necessarily going for “sick and depraved” [...]

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Staff Kills: Annie Always Dies

Posted on 02/20/10 by Deaditor

Annie Always Dies! The Top 5 Annie Kills in Horror History by Annie Riordan I have a shocking confession to make: my first name is NOT Annie. I started going by my middle name of Ann about 20 years ago for reasons that would bore the shit out of you if I were to get [...]

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Staff Kills – Ben’s Top 5 Oscar-Worthy Genre Performances of the Last Decade

Posted on 01/06/10 by Deaditor

by Ben Bussey So here we are, into the second decade of the 21st century at last, and the Best-Of-Decade lists are popping up like cyberspace daisies. And overall, I think it’s fair to say this has been a good decade for horror, one that will be remembered in years to come as a key [...]

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Staff Kills: Annie’s Top Five Lovecraft Adaptations

Posted on 08/22/09 by Deaditor

by Annie Riordan Although considered to be something of a God among horror fans, Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s murky tales of cosmic madness, tentacled deities and horrors too horrible to be properly described have often been considered the most difficult – if not downright impossible – stories to adapt to the big (or small) screen. Lovecraft [...]

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Staff Kills: Summer Holiday Special!

Posted on 07/06/09 by Deaditor

‘Staff Kills’ Summer Holiday Special: Top Five Islands in the Sun! It’s that time of year again.  The temperature rises, the schools close, and we head off with the family for interminably long journeys to remote destinations without the faintest idea as to what awaits us. Yes, it’s summer holiday time! And who doesn’t dream [...]

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Mom’s to Die For

Posted on 05/08/09 by Deaditor

Article written by Marc Patterson and Annie Riordan   With Mother’s Day upon us we thought we’d take a moment to stroll down memory lane and look at a few of our favorite mothers gone wild in horror cinema.  After all, what horror fanatic’s Mother’s Day weekend would be complete without at least one screening [...]

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Staff Kills: Marc’s Top Five Castrations, (or Is that Your Oh Face?)

Posted on 04/18/09 by Deaditor

Article By: Marc Patterson   Horror has a bad rep for being overly misogynistic.  I’m not going to defend that sentiment, because for a good deal, it is right on.  Not in every case, but in a lot of cases it is.  And the same as with mainstream cinema you expect to see full frontal [...]

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Staff Kills: Brian’s Top Five Ways to Resurrect the Dead

Posted on 04/18/09 by Deaditor

    5.  Comet A Comet you say?  Who on Earth would ever believe a comet can cause the dead to walk again?  This would be the suspected cause (among many others) from the godfather of all Zombie movies Night of the Living Dead.  Unlike the later causes on this list, this would be the [...]

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Ben’s Top Five Werewolf Films

Posted on 04/06/09 by Deaditor

  The werewolf – alongside the vampire, perhaps the most enduring monster in the annals of classic, fantastical horror. And yet, we see comparatively few werewolf movies. There are a good many reasons for this: thematically they cover much the same ground as vampires, i.e. the animal within and its struggle to escape. And of [...]

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Annie <3’s Jeffrey Combs: (or “Top Five Jeffrey Combs Films You Don’t Want to Miss”)

Posted on 03/22/09 by Deaditor

  Among the many deleted scenes to be found in the DVD release of 1994’s smash hit Pulp Fiction is a snippet involving Missus Mia Wallace videotaping a reluctant Vincent Vega shortly before they head off to Jack Rabbit Slims for a night of five dollar milkshakes and twist contests. Missus Mia asks Vincent whether [...]

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