Author: Mark Trammell

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The Best Sci-Fi/Horror Mash-ups, Part 3: The 90s

Coming off the heyday of Sci-Fi/Horror mash-ups of the 70’s and 80’s era, with the advent of much more impressive CGI effects at filmmakers’ disposal, one would think that the 90’s would be even...

The 12 Scares of Christmas

When you think about it, there’s a lot of scary stuff, intentional or not, associated with Christmas. From the Santa Claus legend to the likes of Krampus, Sinterklaas, and the Yule Goat, it’s no...

My 25 Favorite Young Adult Book Film Adaptations [Part 1]

Young Adult book adaptations have been all the rage in Hollywood since “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” reaped huge dividends at the box office over the last decade or so. The latest YA lit-inspired flick...

The Best Sci-fi/Horror Mash-ups, Part 2: The 80s

In my previous installment, I dealt with the origins of combining science-fiction and horror, including everything from early works like “The Island of Lost Souls” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” in their various...

The 15 Best Stephen King Horror Adaptations

With Halloween upon us, and the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s seminal debut novel “Carrie” (see my review here) hitting theaters this week, I thought it would be fun to take a look at...

A Crash Course in Grindhouse Cinema

With the release of “Machete Kills,” grindhouse flicks are once again invading the mainstream multiplex. (Here’s my take on that film.) The term is used to describe a group of films mostly released in...

The 17 Most Underrated Fantasy Films, Part Two (1982-88)

It’s been a long time coming, but I’m back with the second installment of my favorite underrated fantasy films list. (Check out list number one here.)This one covers the bulk of the 80’s- the...

My Top 25 Ghost Stories/Haunted House Movies

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought it was high time we took a look at some of my all- time favorite spook-fests. Keep in mind these are just my personal favorites, but...