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Thomas M. Sipos has reviewed horror films, TV shows, and culture for The Journal of Horror Cinema, Filmfax, Midnight Marquee, Horror, Sci-Fi Universe, Horrorfind, Feoamante, Tangent, Mondo Cult, and Indie Slate, among other publications and websites. Some of these reviews are reprinted below.

He continues to review horror films, and books about horror films, for this Communist Vampires website and for Amazon.com.

He also interviews and profiles horror filmmakers -- famous and unknown -- for the Hollywood Investigator (Norman J. Warren, Steve Hudgins, James Kerwin), and he manages the Tabloid Witch Awards horror film contest and festival.

If you wish to submit a horror film or book for review, please submit it to: Thomas M. Sipos, PO Box 1903, Santa Monica, CA 90406-1903.

Please specify whether a film is submitted for review or Tabloid Witch Award consideration, and if an interview is sought. Be sure to include contact information. (A few people forget.)

Horror feature films, documentaries, and short films are all welcome, as are NON-FICTION books about horror films, TV shows, and culture. But please -- NO fiction or poetry.

(In case you're wondering, the above photo is of actress Samantha Eggar in David Cronenberg's excellent The Brood, probably the best Canadian horror film ever shot.)




A Call for Saturn Reform
Screamfest L.A. 2001


Film Reviews


2047: Virtual Revolution (2016)
The 3rd Floor  (2007)

Absentia (2011)
Alien Hunger  (2014)
All Girls Weekend  (2016)
All Through the House  (2015)
Anaconda  (1997)
Another  (2015)

The Belko Experiment  (2016)
Bite  (2015)
Blood and Roses  (French-Italian, 1960)
Blood Relations  (1987)

Blood Rush  (2012)
Blood -- The Last Vampire  (Japanese, 2001)

Bram Stoker's Dracula  (1992)

Caesar & Otto's Paranormal Halloween  (2015)
Cannon Fodder  (Israeli, 2013)
The Caretakers  (2014)
Castle Freak (1995)
Conjoined  (2014)
The Creepy Doll  (2011)
Crucible of Horror  (British, 1971)
Crucible of Terror  (British, 1971)
Curtains  (Canadian, 1982)

The Dark  (1979)
Dark Vision  (British, 2014)
Day 1  (2016)
Dead Heart  (Argentine, 2015, aka Corazon Muerto)
Demon  (British 2012)
The Devil's Nightmare  (Belgian-Italian, 1971, aka The Devil Walks at Midnight)
Divination  (2012)
Don't Let the Riverbeast Get You  (2012)

Embrace of the Vampire  (1994)
End of Days  (1999)

Exit to Hell  (2013)
Eyes Behind the Stars  (1978)

Fear Eats the Seoul  (South Korean, 2012)
The Feed  (2010)
Final Destination  (2000)

Following the Wicca Man  (2013)
Found  (2013)
Frances Stein  (2016)
Francesca  (Argentine, 2015)
Freaky Farley  (2007)
From Beyond  (1986)

The Ghosts of Johnson Woods  (2015)
Goatsucker  (2010)
Gothic  (1986)
Graders  (British, 2012)
The Great Alligator  (Italian, 1979)

Haunted  (1995)
Haunted Changi  (Singapore, 2013)
The Haunting  (1963)
Hell Cab  (1998)
Hell Night  (1981)
Hollow Man  (2000)
Horror at 37,000 Feet  (TVM, 1972)
Horror Express (British-Spanish 1972)
Horror House  (2013)
House of Good and Evil  (2013)
The House That Screamed  (Spanish, 1969)
Human Resources  (2015)

The Inhabitants  (2016)
The Initiation of Sarah  (TVM, 1978)
Invasion of the Flesh Hunters  (Italian-Spanish 1980)
It Lives in the Attic  (2016)

The Jar  (1984)
Judas Ghost  (British, 2014)

The Killing of Jacob Marr  (2013)

The Lashman  (2015)
The Legend of the 5ive  (2013)
Live-In Fear  (2014)
Lost Souls (2000)
Lucid  (2013)

Maniac on the Loose  (2008)
Masked Maniac vs. The Zombies  (2014)
Memento Mortis  (2015)
Midget Zombie Takeover  (2013)
Mimic 3: Sentinel  (2003)

Monsters, Marriage and Murder in Manchvegas  (2009)
Motion Sickness  (2012)
Mulholland Drive  (2001)
My Bloody Valentine  (Canadian, 1981)

Nadja  (1994)
Nervo Craniano Zero  (Argentine, 2013)
Night Kaleidoscope  (2017)
Nightstalker  (2002)

Nocturne  (2016)

Offerings  (1988)

Paralyzed  (Italian, 1971, aka Short Night of the Glass Dolls)
Phobia  (2014)
Plastic  (2011)
The Preening Swan  (2011)
Pumpkinhead 2: Blood Wings  (1994)

The Pyramid  (Italian, 2013)

The Rats  (2002)
Re-Animator (1985)

Red Kingdom Rising  (British, 2012)
Red Velvet  (2009)
The Return of the Killer Bride  (South African, 2016)

The Sentinel  (1976)
Shadow of the Vampire  (2000)

The Shadows of Ants  (2013)
Shallow Creek Cult  (2013)
The Sickness of Lucius Frost  (2014)
The Snare  (2017)
Sonno Profondo  (Argentine, 2013, aka Deep Sleep)
Soul Killer  (2013)
Species  (1995)

Spirit Stalkers  (2012)
Spirits of the Dead  (1969, French-Italian)
Stage Fright  (Australian, 1983, aka Nightmares)

Terror  (British, 1978)
Terror of Frankenstein  (Swedish-Irish, 1977)

Tsunambee  (2015)
Theater of Blood  (British, 1972)

The Unseen  (1980)
The Unwilling  (2016)

The Velvet Vampire  (1971)
VooDoo  (2017)

What Lies Beneath  (2000)
Widow  (2010)

Zombie Island Massacre  (1984)
Zombie Rampage  (1992)


Book Reviews


The A-Z of Horror Films, by Howard Maxford
BFI Companion to Horror, edited by Kim Newman
Cinematic Hauntings, by Gary J. and Susan Svehla
Creature Features, by John Stanley

Flowers From Hell: A Satanic Reader, by Nikolas Schreck
Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero's Visions of Hell on Earth, by Kim Paffenroth

Grand Guignol: Theater of Fear and Terror, by Mel Gordon
Monsters From the Id, by E. Michael Jones

Mothers and Fathers Italian Association, by Thomas F. Monteleone
Night Stalker Companion: A 25th Anniversary Tribute, by Mark Dawidziak

Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, Fourth Edition, by David Lewis Yewdall
Tales From the Crypt: The Official Archives, by Digby Diehl
Ten Years of Terror: British Horror Films of the 1970s, edited by Harvey Fenton & David Flint


Horror Fiction Book Reviews


Monster of Minnesota, by Mark Sumner
Teeth, by Edo Van Belkon

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