Ten years ago, we here at OTH launched a site with a singular goal in mind: to explore as many corners and crevices of the horror genre that we possible could, taking on all sub-genres and decades. Over time, it mostly became a running document of my own personal horror journey, but the intent has remained the same: OTH stands as a testament to the enduring power of horror in all its forms, and I hope it's helped to reach someone out there and guide them towards some memorable films. To anyone who's clicked and read a review during the past decade: thank you, seriously. Even though I'm mostly doing this for me at this point, this site has still helped me meet some of the raddest people on the planet, and I'm definitely down for another decade. To commemorate this decade, I'm launching Slashbacks, a new column where I'll revisit select titles and see how they hold up, starting with a stroll down Elm Street.
As the calendar mercifully turns from September to October, we begin our tenth-annual (!) Halloween season binge. To mark the occasion, this year's October Overflow will pay tribute to Stephen King throughout the month, starting with a review of Tobe Hooper's adaptation of Salem's Lot. Stay tuned for more King, our annual Halloween list, and a few surprises as the big day approaches. As always, October's updates will be marked with a festive orange!
With Halloween looming on the horizon, we here at OTH are even more excited than usual. This year, our annual October Overflow will live up to its name by spilling all the way over into the waning days of September. Stay tuned for the next 13 days as we count down and hand out a daily treat: some bite-sized television reviews, some full-sized films reviews, and even some new surprises. You'll have to click on each day to unwrap the surprises we have in store, starting with Day #1!
Pennywise lives! Later this week, Andrés Muschietti's new adaptation of It hits theater screens everywhere, and we couldn't be more excited. To mark the occasion, this week will be dedicated to the works of Stephen King, who still rules after all these years. Kicking things off is a look at the late Tobe Hooper's The Mangler, one of the more wild, outrageous stabs at the King canon.
We here at OTH are saddened by the passing of George Romero, a filmmaker whose work has been a part of our lives for as long as any of us can remember. To pay tribute, Brett H. takes a stroll down memory lane with his Romero video collection and discusses how the master altered the course of horror history.
School's out, camp is open, and cookouts are in full effect. Summer has unofficially begun, and to mark the occasion, we're kicking off a season-long celebration of the genre most suited for the occasion: slasher movies. In addition to our usual updates, we'll be be highlighting the good, the bad, and the ugly from the slasher genre, starting with a look at Brett H.'s Top Ten Slashers to Die For. Stay tuned all summer for more reviews, lists, and even a new semi-regular column!
Shadows are lengthening. Leaves are slowly but surely turning red and gold. Haunted attractions are popping up on roadsides everywhere. But most importantly, it’s time to gorge on dozens of horror movies for an entire month, and we here at OTH are ready to unleash a true October Overflow this year. Our customary 31 posts will cover over 75 films in the form of reviews, lists, and other surprises to help program for this month—and beyond! Kicking off the festivities this year is a look at the Blu-ray release of The Shallows, one of the year’s best surprises so far. As always, our October reviews will be displayed in a festive orange on the front page.
With Halloween approaching, it's once again time to indulge in our annual horror binge. In celebration, the staff here will hand out 31 updates this month, which will include another OTH-approved Top 10 Halloween Horror list, reviews of the latest home video and theatrical offerings, and much more. Open your pillowcase wide because a ton of horror content is coming your way! Kicking off this year's festivities is a look at Eaten Alive, Tobe Hooper's deranged follow-up to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. As always, our October reviews will be displayed in a festive orange!
Guest writer Courtney Penley dishes on this Halloween season's coolest candy bowl, a Freddy Kruger-styled treat to delight guests and trick-or-treaters alike.