Dark Night of the Scarecrow

As The Simpsons put it, “there’s no justice like angry mob justice,” and vigilantism is the thrust of Dark Night of the Scarecrow, which along with Duel, is easily one of the best made-for-TV horror flicks ever. That might seem like faint praise — like being the brightest bulb at a psychics’ conventions — butContinue reading “Dark Night of the Scarecrow”

Edge of the Axe

As horror movie weapon subject matter experts of sorts (see our acclaimed book, Death by Umbrella) we noticed a spate of axe killers in the genre. It’s perhaps a reflection of or a response to the pervasive references to axe-wielding maniacs on the loose in popular parlance, frequently by people who might not even beContinue reading “Edge of the Axe”