Tag Archives: Heavy Metal

Rock’s Chosen Warriors: Charles Martin Smith’s ‘Trick or Treat’ (1986) – Retro Review

“Rock’s chosen warriors will rule the apocalypse!” October 24, 2021, marks the the thirty-fifth anniversary of the release of veteran character actor Charles Martin Smith’s directorial debut, 1986’s heavy metal horror flick, Trick or Treat. (another PopHorror writer’s thoughts on the film). The film flashes its metal bona fides often, …

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SXSW 2021: Phillip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King’s ‘The Spine Of Night’ Proudly Continues Rebel Animation Traditions – Movie Review

Being a long-time fan of Ralph Bakshi, a subversive and controversial animation director known for using the technique of rotoscoping, I had high hopes for the SXSW 2021 screening of The Spine of Night, his new animated film. When I heard it had a similar dark science fantasy tone to …

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Interview with Actress Maddie Hasson of ‘We Summon the Darkness’

We Summon the Darkness (read our review – here) is a horror-comedy that doesn’t take itself too seriously and it doesn’t expect you to either. The satiric little gem fresh out of 2019’s Fantastic Fest is amusing entertainment, which I am welcoming very freely these last few weeks because of …

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Heavy Metal Slasher Video Game ‘Down To Hell’ Hits Nintendo Switch

Down To Hell

A new slasher called Down to Hell is now available on Nintendo Switch. The game features a dynamic combat system, a heavy metal soundtrack, and a killer visual style. Fight your way through a heavy, dark atmosphere to face off against unique bosses and experience hand drawn film interludes. Previously …

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German Metal Band The Spirit Announces New Single and Album Pre-Order

The Spirit - Cosmic Terror

German metal sensation The Spirit went to Woodshed Studios in the spring of 2019 with producer V. Santura to record their follow-up to Sounds From The Vortex (2017). Their new album, Cosmic Terror, features seven raging anthems, full of guitars and instrumental inspiration. To support the album, the band will …

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WIHFF 2018 Short Film Review: ‘What Metal Girls Are Into’

As previously stated in my review for Echoes of Fear (read my review here), my favorite feature of The Women in Horror Film Festival in Peachtree, GA., this fest has shown an indisputable knack for selecting the very finest in female-centric horror films. The short films were no exception, as it was …

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Interview With Bianca Allaine, Co-writer/Producer/Star Of ‘Zombinatrix’!

Recently, I had the pleasure of connecting with Bianca Allaine through social media, and I can honestly say that, in addition to being a beautiful and talented actress, producer and writer, she is also a total sweetheart who is quick to offer encouragement to those in need and offer thanks …

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Review – DEATHGASM (2015)

Heavy metal and horror go together like pizza and booze: heavy metal songs have been inspired by horror movies, horror movies feature heavy metal soundtracks, heavy metal albums feature horror-inspired imagery on album covers, heavy metal features as a plot device in certain horror movies – the list goes on …

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