Matthew L. Furman

I first saw the original "Night of the Living Dead" at 12; the rest is history. I live in South Central PA. I've worked as a journalist, Army contractor, repo man, and security consultant. I'm the co-writer of the horror comedy films "WrestleMassacre" and the forthcoming "Death on Delivery" and "Killer Campout 2," and have starred in "4 Milfs Vs. Zombies," "Fiendish Fables," "Killer Campout," and "Harvest of Horrors," all from Fuzzy Monkey Films. I've also starred in "Remnants" from Absurd Productions Pictures. My goal is to always transcend the genre, and try to impart some basic life truths. In short, to help people feel a little less lonely in this world.

‘Her Name Was Christa’ Is Both Brutally Honest And Strangely Comforting

It’d be a mistake to call Her Name Was Christa a James L. Edwards’ comeback movie. To paraphrase Billie Holiday, he never went away to begin with. Edwards is probably best known for his roles in Bloodletting (1997), Polymorph (1996), The Dead Next Door (1989), Robot Ninja (1989) and Killer …

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Indie Horror Comedy ‘Bad CGI Sharks’ Uses Absurdity To Say Something Meaningful

Bad CGI Sharks is a bit of a misleading title, but I mean that in the most complementary way. Yes, the computer-generated chompers are technically bad… cringy, even, in the words of my 13 year-old. But they’re SUPPOSED to be, and in the end, they’re practically the only negative in …

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New Horror Comedy ‘Bigfoot!’ Plays By Its Own Rules

The new horror comedy Bigfoot! is a rare example of a film’s alleged shortcomings actually working in its favor. It shines, it stumbles, it makes you laugh, and it makes you scratch your head. And it’s got movie references for days. But as someone once famously said of Plan 9 …

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Ghost Hunters Bite Off More Than They Can Chew In The Upcoming Indie Horror Film ‘The Devil’s Den’

The Devil’s Den is the freshest entry in what’s now practically a horror sub-genre: Eager-beaver ghost hunters who find themselves out of their depth. And judging from the just-released teaser trailer, things are gonna get wet. Not with ectoplasm, but good old-fashioned, Earth-realm blood. The grindhouse-influenced movie centers on a …

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Ambitious ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Book Doc Brings Back All The Right Memories

Most children can’t yet process the realities of death, evil, and change. However, the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book trilogy helped them bridge these gaps, and a new documentary on their legacy is lively, exhaustive, and dare I say, definitive. Director Cody Meirick’s Scary Stories is smart …

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New ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Doc Tackles The Real-Life Horror Of Censorship

With its macabre, folklore-inspired tales and terrifying artwork, the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book trilogy has frightened the hell out of kids for decades. It also frightened plenty of adults into banning it from schools and libraries. The new Wild Eye Entertainment documentary, Scary Stories, is both …

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Horror Short ‘The Dollmaker’ Proves That Grief Makes Us Do Crazy Things

The award winning short film, The Dollmaker, is a topical horror short that uses a recognizable plot to help viewers make sense of their own often-messy lives. The film doesn’t break new ground, but rather lovingly pays homage to what’s nearly become a horror sub-genre: Grieving parents who make a …

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Horror Comedy ‘My Uncle John Is A Zombie!’ Proves That Some Things Never Change

Pittsburgh horror legend John A. Russo is back in the zombie game with the upcoming horror comedy, My Uncle John is a Zombie! It’s the genre he helped popularize as co-writer of Night of the Living Dead (1968 and 1990), and Return of the Living Dead (1985). And while technology and certain societal …

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‘Her Name Was Christa’ Teaser Takes Love To The Limit

The romantic thriller Her Name Was Christa takes love and slams it into the greatest obstacle of all: Death. How love, not to mention sanity, survives this great cosmic endgame isn’t clear just yet. But the feature film’s just-released teaser trailer tells me it’s going to be a dark, introspective …

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‘Post Apocalyptic Commando Shark’ Might Make You Stop Worrying And Love The Schlock

As if nuclear war wasn’t bad enough, now those damn Soviets are throwing in everyone’s favorite finned predators in Post Apocalyptic Commando Shark. PopHorror recently snagged the Troma-esque trailer for this horror comedy. Maybe if I had seen this irreverent take on Armageddon as a child, I wouldn’t have spent …

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