LA Horror Talks Camping with Horrorble Podcast!

I fucking love camping.  There’s no denying that.  And while I’ve been lucky enough to survive all of my camping adventures, many characters in the horror universe, unfortunately, have not.  After all, putting yourself in terrible peril by gathering and partying in the deep monster and serial killer infested woods is a quality recipe for great horror–or campy horror to say the least!  To close out 2014, I took a trip into the deep woods to discuss camping horror with Horrorble Podcast, your source for straight talk, face value horror!

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Horrorble Podcast is hosted by Devon Arnold, along with co-hosts Dylan Holland, Manton Frierson and Brandon Ritman (aka Blootster).  On the docket?  Camping Horror, particularly in the films “Exists,” “Friday the 13th (2009)” and one of my personal favorites, “Sleepaway Camp.”  Check out the episode to see which of these films earned a GEM or a STINKER rating from myself and the Cast!

Listen to the episode here!

HorrorbleCoverWhat Devon and his crew have created with Horrorble Podcast is an everyman approach to different horror topics, which is one of the reasons why I love this cast.  These guys aren’t necessarily horror film buffs, but rather regular fans who know what they like and what they don’t like, and have a pretty damn good time telling you why.  That being said, their insight into the genre is impressive and worth noting.  They have already released a plethora of horror content on their cast, covering a wide variety of horror topics and sub-genres.  Some of my favorite episodes include “The Christmas Episode,” “The Don’t Episode” and their interviews with filmmakers Ivan Kavanaugh (The Canal) and Aaron Moorehead & Justin Benson (V/H/S:  VIRAL).

If you’re a casual horror fan or a die-hard, definitely keep up with Horrorble Podcast.  And for any of you campers out there, for God’s sake don’t have sex or do drugs in those woods.  It’s just asking for trouble that you probably can’t handle…

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Behead-itorial: Slasher Studios “Women in Horror”

Slasher Studios has been honoring “Women in Horror” all month, and I was fortunate enough to be able to contribute to their collection of bad ass horror ladies!  As some of you may know, I’m a die-hard “Sleepaway Camp” fan and when women in horror are the topic it’s impossible not to think of Angela Baker.  Check out my thoughts on brutal female slasher as well as all of the other “Women in Horror” pieces that Slasher Studios has compiled!  Enjoy horror lovers!

Three Horror Films You May Not Have Seen…(but you absolutely should)

On LAHorror.com, we take pride in showcasing new and exciting horror artists that may not have hit the mainstream (yet).  But today we decided to take a quick break, and share with you are top three horror films you may not have seen, but absolutely should…

Seasoned horror fans know that these are the cream of the crop, the best of the best when it comes to horror films that slipped through the cracks of the “mainstream.”  Each movie has fans, of course, but not to the same degree that maybe Freddy or Jason could claim.  There are plenty of others that deserve the nod, but these are our top three.

“Sleepaway Camp” is without a doubt the most underrated slasher flick to come out of the 80s.  What makes it so brutal and fun is that kids, yes, under the age of 18 kids, play the lead characters.  It’s refreshing to see a movie where 26 year old actors aren’t trying to play 16.  Not to mention one of the best and most disgusting twist endings you could ever hope for…

“Black Christmas” (no, not “Black X-Mas”) is simply the best slasher of all time, plain and simple.  No film leaves you with a stronger sense of dread than this, and it only gets better on multiple views.  It’s shot and acted with the utmost sincerity and never tries to get a cheap scare.  A slow burn, dreadful and devastating, and way ahead of it’s time.

“Henry:  Portrait of a Serial Killer” is brutal, nasty and heartbreaking.  Michael Rooker (who plays the demented title character), knocks it out of the park and should’ve gotten a fucking oscar nod for his performance (I stand by what I said).  This film has a strong drama element but at the end of the day is one of the most horrifying and nasty movies ever made.

These are just a couple we thought we’d share. If you missed them, well, what are you waiting for?!