Monster of the Week: Strangers (Dark City) – 1998 | New 5th Edition Monster

“First there was darkness… then came the Strangers.”In the shadow of epic 1990’s blockbusters, a now seemingly forgotten neo-noir science-fiction thriller called Dark City was released in February of 1998, long considered one of the quartet of film ‘dump months’ for movies expected to underperform at the box office. Given the release date, it’s noContinue reading “Monster of the Week: Strangers (Dark City) – 1998 | New 5th Edition Monster”


That’s how they git you. I don’t think I’ve met a horror fan who hasn’t seen and also liked, Tremors.  Witty, action-packed, suspenseful and with a dry humor, the nineties classic underground man-eating gigantic worm horror movie has a memorable cast, engaging plot and practical effects that hold up almost thirty years after its release. SpawningContinue reading “TREMORS”

Monster of the Week: Shiver (Shivers) – 1975 | New 5th Edition Monster

Nobody should be alone tonight. This has been a strange year, to put it mildly. Personally, I’ve recently gone on a Cronenberg bing, trying to watch the body-horror writer/director’s works alongside my normal menu of horror. Videodrome left me mesmerized, Scanners left me thoughtful (and I’ll be covering soon) and I finally got around toContinue reading “Monster of the Week: Shiver (Shivers) – 1975 | New 5th Edition Monster”

Video Game Monster: Cacodemon (1993) | New 5th Edition Monster

Either translated using its Greek origins into “evil spirit” (kakodaimon) or from Latin roots as “pooping demon“, Doom’s iconic cacodemon is instantly recognizable far beyond its player base. With a design ripped from a Dungeon and Dragon’s cover for its 1987 Manual of the Planes which featured a wicked looking Astral Dreadnaught by legend JeffContinue reading “Video Game Monster: Cacodemon (1993) | New 5th Edition Monster”

Monster of the Week: Bubba Ho-Tep (Bubba Ho-Tep) – 2002 | New 5th Edition Monster

Cleopatra does the nasty. It’s hard not to like a horror flick that stars Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) portraying an aging Elvis Presley (presumably) as he is stalked by an Ancient Egyptian mummy. Why you may ask? Because the mummy needs to suck the souls out of mortals to keep on keepin’ on. Did IContinue reading “Monster of the Week: Bubba Ho-Tep (Bubba Ho-Tep) – 2002 | New 5th Edition Monster”