Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sites of Horror

Welcome to another Sites of Horror, where we try to point the way to sites we think our fellow Horrorheads might enjoy.

And first up this month we have a site that should appeal to any hardcore horror fanatic, VINNIE RATTOLLE'S blog, a place where you'll find films from 1920s to modern day, and everything from animation to made-for-TV cult classics. But it's the horror that the fans come for, right? No worries. Vinnie knows his stuff when it comes to genre fare films. Lots of obscure pics and little known facts help make this one of the most surprisingly enjoyable sites I've visited in a long time.

The next site is one for the foreign fears fans out there, especially South-of-the-Border, with VAMPIROS AND MONSTRUOS, a site dedicated to classic Mexican horror films of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. I enjoyed going through the index to see which movies I'd been lucky enough to see on late night TV as a kid. Movies such as "El Vampiro", the "Aztec Mummy" flicks and the "Santo" films...not to mention "The Night of the Bloody Apes". Seriously, for the hardcore Mexican horror film fan, and even though there may not be a lot of posts within the last few years, what's there is informative and educational.

And speaking of great classic Mexican horror films, there was one man who was almost single-handedly responsible for bringing the South-of-the-Border horror to the American drive-in audience, THE WONDER WORLD OF K. GORDON MURRAY, which is a site dedicated to the ongoing documentary about this man and his efforts to bring Mexican horror to American audiences. If you've never seen one of his dubbed classics, do yourself a favor and find one. It's a once in a lifetime experience to hear some of the dialogue constructed for these movies. And his editing style...
In any case, stop by the site and check out how close we all are to seeing the documentary. Unfortunately, the one showing on Turner Classic Movies was cancelled due to legal reasons, which are explained on the site, by the way.

Well, until next month, Horrorheads, keep searching the internet for the best in the genre. And always, if you run across something you think the rest of us would enjoy, send it to

--Nickolas Cook