Article & Podcast: Dark Shadows is a dark, gothic, and macabre 1960s television soap opera drama that features the intriguing vampire character Barnabas Collins. Dark Shadows is full of mystery and many atmospheric settings that pull you in. The show has a slow pace that allows the twists and turns to set in and the character of Barnabas Collins (played by Jonathan Frid) is unlike any other character you have seen. Take a journey into Collinwood with When It Was Cool as we take a look back at Dark Shadows. Read More.
Article & Podcast: Near downtown Huntsville, AL there is a 100 acre cemetery which dates back to the early 1800s. There are six 1800 era Governors of the state of Alabama buried there. The cemetery is riddled with Masonic headstones, obelisks, and mausoleums but perhaps the most macabre thing located at Maples Hills cemetery is the playground for dead children... we went there. Read More.
Article: Joseph Perry brings us a review of this film which takes some old-school haunted house thrills and blends them with mystery elements along with film noir lighting and overtones. The LaPlace's Demon is a chilling film and Joseph Perry takes us inside all the information about this movie which will appeal to horror and mystery movie fans alike. Read More.
Article: Fans of classic British horror movie anthologies such as Torture Garden (1967), The House That Dripped Blood (1971), and The Vault of Horror (1973), or those who just love good old-fashioned chilling tales of the supernatural should find plenty to love about the new omnibus effort Ghost Stories. Providing old-school eeriness and mounting terror, this film is one of the best scare-fare efforts of the year so far. Joseph Perry tells us all about it in his latest When It Was Cool article. Read More.
Article: Fans of classic gothic horror cinema such as The Others, The Woman in Black, The Innocents, and The Haunting will want to see director Brian O’Malley’s new Irish chiller The Lodgers. The sense of dread is palpable, and the atmospheric visuals are ominous and beautiful. In this review article, Joseph Perry takes a look at this chilling new film. Read More.
Article: Joseph Perry reviews two films from the Final Girls Berlin Film Festival with echoes of classic horror movies, held February 1–3 in Berlin, Germany. American independent feature Lyle is a modern riff on Rosemary’s Baby, and British drama Pin Cushion recalls Carrie in its tale of high school bullying. Join film connoisseur extraordinaire Joseph Perry in his review of these two great new features. Read More.
A Night of Horror and Fantastic Planet Film Festivals: "Borley Rectory" and "Sixty Minutes to Midnight" Reviews
(12-07-2017) Joseph Perry brings us two movie reviews from A Night of Horror and Fantastic Planet Film Festivals. Fans of retro styled horror will be thrilled by both Borley Rectory and Sixty Minutes to Midnight. Sydney, Australia’s recent A Night of Horror and Fantastic Planet film festivals were loaded with incredible horror, science fiction, action, and other genre films, several of which should be of great interest to When It Was Cool’s retro-loving readers. In this article, I will look at two solid offerings from these fests: the U.K. ghost documentary Borley Rectory and the Canadian thriller Sixty Minutes to Midnight. Read More.
(10-27-2017) Joseph Perry brings us more #MonsterMonth goodness. Some locations are known for certain types of unusual activity, hosting a higher than average amount of reports of either UFO, cryptid, or other strange phenomena. The southern Pennsylvania area of Chestnut Ridge is seemingly such an area, as Invasion on Chestnut Ridge, the latest terrific documentary from director/co-writer/producer Seth Breedlove and the Small Town Monsters crew, relates. Read More.
(10-23-2017) Netherworld Haunted House is located just northeast of Atlanta, GA in Norcross, GA and for the second year in a row Karl & Tonya from When It Was Cool visited the attraction to celebrate #MonsterMonth. This year was even better than before as we skipped the lines and went straight to the main event. Find out everything you want to know about this must see Halloween haunted attraction. Read More.
(10-18-2017) Joseph Perry reviews two films from the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival for #MonsterMonth here at When It Was Cool. The two movies reviewed in part two of this series include The Crescent and I Remember You. Join Joseph as he takes us through a spoiler-free review of these two films sure to put you in the mood for the Halloween season. Read More.
(10-17-2017) I have never watched a minute of any of the Child's Play movies but Tonya from When It Was Cool owns a doll that haunts my nightmares and sits in our closet. One day I finally decided to ask her what this Frankenstein looking #MonsterMonth monstrosity is. Here is his (or her) story. Read More.
(10-16-2017) Joseph Perry reviews two films from the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival for #MonsterMonth here at When It Was Cool. The two movies reviewed in part one of this series include 1974 a wonderful found footage period piece and Salvation, a moody thriller. Join Joseph as he takes us through a spoiler-free review of these two films sure to put you in the mood for the Halloween season. Read More.
(10-13-2017) When It Was Cool takes a look back at the 1970s Marvel Comic book series Werewolf by Night which, not only brought the classic Wolfman / Werewolf into the Marvel Universe but introduced us to other new and interesting characters like Moon Knight. #MonsterMonth continues with a look back at this frightening Marvel Comic book series- Werewolf by Night! Read More.
(10-11-2017) When It Was Cool #MonsterMonth continues with a look at a figure from Tonya's Funko Pop Vinyl doll collection. In this article we look at Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th movie franchise. A very cool horror themed figure from Funko Pop! Read More.
(10-07-2017) When It Was Cool takes a look back at the dark 1970s Marvel Comic book series The Tomb of Dracula which, not only brought the classic Vampire into the Marvel Universe but introduced us to other new and interesting characters like Blade the Vampire Slayer. #MonsterMonth continues with a look back at this macabre Marvel Comic book series- The Tomb of Dracula! Read More.
(10-06-2017) When It Was Cool #MonsterMonth continues with a look at a figure from Tonya's Funko Pop Vinyl doll collection. In this article we look at Regan (Linda Blair) from The Exorcist movie franchise. A very cool horror themed figure from Funko Pop! Read More.
(09-16-2017) Joseph Perry is back with another great horror film review. In this exclusive When It Was Cool article, Joseph takes a look at Devil's Gate (Abduction) which screened at FrightFest. An experienced cast appears in a film that will strongly appeal to fans of classic science fiction/horror hybrids. This gripping chiller is filled with surprises and well-executed misdirections, and sports a solid cast with a wide range of genre-fare experience, and fantastic creature effects. Read More.
(09-10-2017) Karl and Tonya from When It Was Cool talk about both the 1990 It mini-series and the new It movie which they saw just last night. This is a review show so it features SPOILERS. It, originally a novel by Stephen King, is now the top movie in the country and we tell you if it met our expectations. It (2017) Movie Podcast Review Special
(08-29-2017) Radius is a new movie which screened at FrightFest and Joseph Perry takes a look at this thriller. This is a Twilight Zone flavored science fiction/horror thriller that played at London's FrightFest and When It Was Cool has one the earliest reviews! Read More.
(08-02-2017) The LaPlace’s Demon screened at Fantasia International Film Festival, which ran July 13–August 2 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Joseph Perry brings us a review of this film which takes some old-school haunted house thrills and blends them with mystery elements along with film noir lighting and overtones. Read More.
(05-29-2017) The hosts of the Up Hill Both Ways podcast and contributing writers at When It Was Cool help launch the debut issue of Gruesome Magazine. Read More.
(10-31-2016) When It Was Cool pens an open letter to Marvel Comics begging them to take Moon Knight back to his supernatural origins. Read More.
(10-28-2016) Tonya from When It Was Cool takes a look at the origins of that controversial Halloween candy- Candy Corn! Read More.
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