MONSTERZERO NJ’S 12 LGBTQIA+ HORRORS FOR PRIDE MONTH!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 12 LGBTQIA+ HORRORS FOR PRIDE MONTH!

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Colin Minihan’s What Keeps You Alive, pits spouse against spouse

Its Pride Month and MonsterZero NJ’s Movie Madhouse commemorates by focusing on twelve—plus three noteworthy bonus titles—horrors with LGBTQIA+ themes or main characters. Horror is a genre with something for everyone and was one of the first to embrace LGBTQIA+ content into its stories, as far back as 1936, when it was still considered taboo! Enjoy! – MZNJ

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Worth highlighting all on its own is Hammer Horror’s groundbreaking Karnstein Trilogy, three vampire flicks which featured openly lesbian themes at a time when it was bold to do so!

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Frank N Furter, a groundbreaking LGBTQIA+ main character!

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(To get to the reviews of the titles listed above covered here at the Movie Madhouse, just type the title in the search engine to find the corresponding critique!)

-MonsterZero NJ

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HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN!

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We are officially halfway to Halloween! As you may know by now it’s my favorite time of year! So, to herald the halfway point, I think a film festival is in order! Which flicks will you watch!?

(Just click on the movies posters to go to our look at these classics!)

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 12 HORROR/SCI-FI FLICKS THAT INVOLVE EGGS!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 12 HORROR/SCI-FI FLICKS THAT INVOLVE EGGS!

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An egg chamber beneath the streets of NYC in Guillermo del Toro’s Mimic!

As colored eggs and hunts for them are a large part of the Easter celebration, and eggs are a common plot element in horror and science fiction films, here are twelve movies that include some very un-Easter eggs in their stories! Happy Easter to those who celebrate! – MZNJ

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Creatures hatch from their ancient slumber in the 1972 Gargoyles!

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(To get to the reviews of the titles listed above covered here at the Movie Madhouse, just type the title in the search engine to find the corresponding critique!)

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THE FILMS OF TI WEST!

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THE FILMS OF TI WEST!

With the theatrical release of Ti West’s latest horror X to theaters, this indie filmmaker is finally getting the notice he deserves. Horror fans have been watching his films for years, now he is getting the attention of more mainstream audiences and it’s about time! If you haven’t seen his films yet, here they all are for you to discover!

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HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY GODZILLA vs GIGAN!

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HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY GODZILLA vs GIGAN!

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Godzilla and his horny pal Anguirus battle King Ghidorah and his cyborg bud Gigan!

50 years ago, today Toho Studios released Godzilla vs Gigan, the twelfth flick in the series at the time. It had alien cockroaches attacking earth using the space monsters King Ghidorah and Gigan to lead the charge. Godzilla and former foe Anguirus take on the invaders to save the world! It’s not the best of the series but is a lot of fun and Gigan has become a cult favorite character. I actually saw it in a theater as a kid when Cinema Shares released it five years later as Godzilla on Monster Island.

HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY GODZILLA vs GIGAN!

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The original Japanese release poster!

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The US release poster for Godzilla on Monster Island!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 15 HORROR FLICKS FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 15 HORROR FLICKS FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

February is the month where we mark the achievements of the black community and there have been some wonderful contributions to the world of horror films by some amazing talents. Whether it be black filmmakers like William Crain and Jordan Peele, or actors such as William Marshall, Pam Grier, Lupita Nyong’o, Kiana Madeira and Duane Jones, there is much to celebrate! Here are fifteen films that illustrate the sometimes groundbreaking and always entertaining achievements in the horror genre that this month so proudly commemorates!

REVIEW LINKS: click to read the corresponding review!

  1. Blacula
  2. Scream Blacula Scream
  3. Abby
  4. Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde
  5. Sugar Hill
  6. The House On Skull Mountain
  7. Candyman
  8. Tales from the Hood
  9. Night of the Living Dead
  10. Get Out
  11. Us
  12. His House
  13.  Fear Street Part 1: 1994
  14. Spiral
  15. JD’s. Revenge

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To all these talented men and women in front of and behind the camera…CHEERS!

-MonsterZero NJ

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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!…

(Click on the highlighted titles and movie posters to get to our reviews and on the gallery photos to get a better look at the slay belles!)

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.

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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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Sometimes a quiet Christmas is the best way to go in Better Watch Out!.

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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