In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

DKTM 261

Hello all. Here's what I've got for you this week.

You Know, For Kids.

Artist Andrew Peña has created some super great visualizations of horror movies as children's books. Take a gander below.

I bet some of these would be great reads. You can check out the rest on, by clicking here.

Night of the Ubiquitous Dead.

Have you ever noticed how often Night of the Living Dead turns up in horror movies, such as playing on a television in the background, or on a movie screen. Well, that's because a copyright error caused the film to become part of the public domain and therefore free for anyone to use. It's shitty for Romero & company because they missed out on mad bank, but good for every other filmmaker who wants to give a loving nod.

Screengrab from Halloween 2 (1981)

But just how many times has it been used? Well, John Squires of the site Halloween Love has decided to compile a master list.

Screengrab from Thankskilling (2006)

Now, Squires has reached out to the public at large to add to the list, so if you know any that aren't listed here, by all means drop him a line.

Oh, Gordo.

Here's a new trailer for the upcoming thriller The Gift, starring Rebecca Hall and Jason Bateman.

This looks like it might be all right, and I'm glad they left the most important part of the movie absent from the trailer. The Gift opens on July 31st, 2015.

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