HAPPY 74th BIRTHDAY TO THE LEGENDARY JOHN CARPENTER!

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HAPPY 74th BIRTHDAY TO THE LEGENDARY JOHN CARPENTER!

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Today legendary genre director John Carpenter turns 74! As he has directed so many classics and is one of my all-time favorite filmmakers, who’s created some of my all-time favorite films, MonsterZero NJ’s Movie Madhouse wishes him a very happy, healthy 74th birthday!

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SLAY BELLES: HEROINES OF HOLIDAY HORROR 2021!

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SLAY BELLES: HEROINES OF HOLIDAY HORROR 2021!

The holiday season is here and sometimes it seems there are more Christmas themed horrors than ones set on Halloween. But if there is a gift these holiday horrors bring, it’s a bevy of cuties and foxy final girls to warm our hearts like chestnuts roasting over an open fire. So without further ado, here are some of holiday horror’s hottest heroines!…

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Black Christmas (1974)

Black Christmas is one of the original modern slasher films and graced us with the beautiful Olivia Hussey as final girl Jess and a pre-Superman Margot Kidder as sexy, saucy Barb!

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

Silent Night, Deadly Night is another Christmas horror classic and this film has it’s shares of beauties as well. Sexy blonde Tara Buckman plays killer Billy’s mom Ellie, Toni Nero plays his work crush, Pamela and legendary scream queen Linnea Quigley plays the hot ill-fated babysitter Denise!

Black Christmas (2006)

Black Christmas 2006 wins the award for most holiday honies in one movie. Remake of the 1974 classic has a bevy of beautiful sorority sisters to melt any snowman…

SILENT NIGHT (2012)

This quasi-remake has a few cuties of its own. It has My Bloody Valentine 2009’s Jaime King as pretty deputy Aubrey Bradimore, Scott Pilgram’s Ellen Wong as adorable police station receptionist Brenda and Zombeaver’s Cortney Palm as ill-fated adult movie actress Maria.

BETTER WATCH OUT (2016)

Next up, Olivia DeJonge as embattled, yuletide babysitter, Ashley from the twisted Christmas thriller, Better Watch Out!

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BLACK CHRISTMAS (2019)

We finish up this look at festive final girls, Christmas cuties and sexy slay belles with a look at one of the latest to join the holiday fun, Imogen Poots as Riley Stone in yet another Black Christmas remake!

HAPPY HOLIDAYSfrom MONSTERZERO NJ’S MOVIE MADHOUSE

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S BEST/FAVORITE HORROR FLICKS of 2021!

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Deena (Kiana Madeira) and Ziggy (Gillian Jacobs) prepare for a showdown with evil in Fear Street: Part Three-1666.

MONSTERZERO NJ’S BEST/FAVORITE HORROR FLICKS of 2021!

It’s time to look back at the past year and see what horror flicks left an impression. This year’s bests are a healthy mix of high-profile chillers and indie productions. There are a few titles here initially released in 2020, or earlier, at festivals or overseas, but didn’t get an official release, theatrically, to VOD, or home media, till 2021. Obviously, it would be unfair not to include them! So, without further ado, here are my ten best/favorite horror movies of 2021!…

…along with three honorable mention streaming series!…

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Cristina Rodlo Is an undocumented immigrant rooming in a boarding house from Hell in No One Gets Out Alive.

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 20 HO HO HORROR FLICKS TO ADD A CHILL TO YOUR HOLIDAYS!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 20 HO HO HORROR FLICKS TO ADD A CHILL TO YOUR HOLIDAYS!

That “other” holiday season is here, the one that doesn’t involve jack-o-lanterns, witches and goblins! That doesn’t mean you can’t have some chills and thrills. I tried to add some variety here, so, not all of them are classics…and not all strictly horrors…though A Christmas Carol IS a ghost story after all. Here are twenty flicks to add some chills and thrills to your ho ho holidays!

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A ride share home during the Christmas holidays turns cold and deadly in Wind Chill!

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HAPPY 86th BIRTHDAY, TOM ATKINS!!!

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HAPPY 86th BIRTHDAY, TOM ATKINS!!!

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 The man, the myth the legend…Tom Atkins turns 86 Today!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 12 RETAIL HORROR FLICKS FOR HALLOWEEN!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 12 RETAIL HORROR FLICKS FOR HALLOWEEN!

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Shop smart, shop S Mart in Army of Darkness!

Anyone who works in retail knows it can be a nightmare even without horror elements. Some horror films have acknowledged this and have used a retail setting to portray it’s tales of terror, or feature memorable scenes set in a retail environment. So, to celebrate the horrors of retail, here are 12 retail themed horror flicks for Halloween 🎃!

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Kiana Madeira and Gillian Jacobs in the shopping mall set climax of Fear Street Part 3: 1666!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 12 REASONS WOMEN OF COLOR ARE GOING TO ROCK YOUR HALLOWEEN!

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Luciana Faulhaber is an actress that doesn’t wait for the phone to ring! This hard working and talented Latina directed, co-wrote, as well as starred in, the backwoods horror Don’t Look!

MONSTERZERO NJ’S 12 REASONS WOMEN OF COLOR ARE GOING TO ROCK YOUR HALLOWEEN!

Horror films have always been a step ahead with having diversity in their casts and women of color have played important roles for decades! To celebrate their contribution to our favorite genre, here are 12 reasons women of color are going to rock your Halloween🎃!

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VONETTA MCGEE in BLACULA!

PAM GRIER in SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM, GHOSTS of MARS and BONES!

KELLY JO MINTER in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD, THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS and POPCORN

EIHI SHIINA in AUDITION

LUCIANA FAULHABER in THE NIGHT CREW and DON’T LOOK!

CHASTY BALLESTEROS in THE NIGHT CREW and GIRLHOUSE!

LUPITA NYONG’O in US and LITTLE MONSTERS!

TARA BASRO in SATAN’S SLAVES and IMPETIGORE!

CHELSEA ISLAN in MAY THE DEVIL TAKE YOU and MAY THE DEVIL TAKE YOU TOO!

KIANA MADEIRA in THE FEAR STREET TRILOGY!

ROSA SALAZAR in BRAND NEW CHERRY FLAVOR!

CRISTINA RODLO in NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE!

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Versatile and talented Indonesian actress Tara Basro in Joko Anwar’s chilling Impetigore!

These talented ladies aren’t the only ones and women of color are now also getting a chance to add their voices behind the cameras, with writer/directors like Nia DaCosta (Candyman) and Gigi Saul Guerrero (Mexico Barbaro) making a name for themselves and opening doors. All the more reason that women of color are going to rock your Halloween🎃!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 10 REASONS IT’S NOT HALLOWEEN WITHOUT LIN SHAYE!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 10 REASONS IT’S NOT HALLOWEEN WITHOUT LIN SHAYE!

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Lin Shaye as ghost hunter, Elise in the Insidious franchise! Photo: Universal Pictures

Watching horror flicks during the Halloween 🎃 season, there might be one face, aside from Karloff, Lee, England and Lugosi, that you might see more than once…and that familiar face is actress and horror icon Lin Shaye! A horror veteran for over thirty years, Shaye has appeared in a number of horror classics and cult classics, from the early 80s to present day, like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Insidious and The Midnight Man. So, in honor of this queen of horror, here are 10 horror flicks that illustrate why it’s not Halloween đŸŽƒ without Lin Shaye!

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A talented and versatile actress that despite many roles in drama and comedy, has returned to the horror genre continually for over thee decades! Photo: Steve Granitz

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 31 HORROR FLICKS FOR THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN 2021!

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While I watch dozens of horror films during the month of October…these are a mix of classic favorites and recent horrors that I feel are especially perfect to watch during the Halloween season!

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HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY TO THE MISTRESS OF THE DARK, ELVIRA!

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HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY TO THE MISTRESS OF THE DARK, ELVIRA!

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The woman, the myth, the legend!

Today legendary horror hostess with the most-est Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson turns 70! A true legend in the horror community who has literally symbolized all things spooky for over 40 years! MonsterZero NJ’s Movie Madhouse wishes a happy and healthy birthday to the Mistress of the Dark!

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