Toning Down the Terror: Another look at Stephen King at the Movies

Few authors in the 20th century (or any time, for that matter) have been more frequently adapted for the movies than the favorite son of Maine, Stephen King. This Halloween season, I wanted to offer a look at some (not nearly all) of those movie adaptations and the ways in which certain elements were changed […]

Ruthless Recommendations- Good Horror Films now Available for streaming on Netflix/Amazon/YouTube

Here is your obligatory horror movie recommendations article.

70s Horror Classics- Carrie

The first film to treat the process of puberty as a theme of horror,

Cemetary Man

Donít do it on your husbandís tomb.

A Ghoulies Review in 10 Facts

Ghoulies, AKA The Toilet Monsters, is a subtle Star Wars rip off with a a great novelty death and a young Mariska Hargitay.

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

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Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer


This killer has absolutely no peer. Viewers, meet Henry. There is no way to watch this film without feeling violated.


John McNaughton


Michael Rooker
Tracy Arnold
Tom Towles

First things first, I don?t know how this film has slipped under the Ruthless Review Radar for so long, because this dark and terrifying movie contains one of the most Ruthless characters of all time. Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer was christened to be a very low budget $100,000 horror flick, but the final product […]

80s Horror Classics- The Hitcher (1986)

A continuous string of all the nightmares of the long drive. Rutger Hauer is a revelation, less man than terrible angel of hatred in this tense 80s Western Gothic.

80s Horror- Return of the Living Dead

Nineteen noggins get gnawed upon. One of the best horror comedies of the 1980s.

Cat People (1982 Schrader version)- Film Review


Orphaned Irena Gallier (Nastassia Kinski) is overjoyed to be re-united with her brother Paul (Malcolm McDowell) in New Orleans. She soon finds a job working at the zoo, and a love interest in the kind zoo-keeper Oliver Yates (John Heard). Unfortunately, her family history throws more than the usual complications into doing the horizontal tango…


Paul Schrader


Nastassia Kinski
Malcolm McDowell
John Heard
Annette O'Toole
Ruby Dee
Ed Begley

Cat People (1982Schrader version) rated R for maiming, mauling, and oh so much nudity