The Best in Horror News, Reviews and Opinions

Teddy Told Me To (2022) – A fluffy bloodbath from Tom Devlin

We are taking an early look at Tom Devlin’s debut at the directing helm of his new feature film, Teddy Told me To. Tom Devlin is no newcomer to the horror genre. He much experience providing the special effects for many movies such as, Freakshow (2007), Someone’s Knocking at the Door (2009), and Puppet Master X (2012) as well as many other Full Moon Feature

Read More »

Featured Posts

Indie Spotlight

Teddy Told Me To (2022) – A fluffy bloodbath from Tom Devlin

We are taking an early look at Tom Devlin’s debut at the directing helm of his new feature film, Teddy Told me To. Tom Devlin is no newcomer to the horror genre. He much experience providing the special effects for many movies such as, Freakshow (2007), Someone’s Knocking at the Door (2009), and Puppet Master X (2012) as well as

Read More »

Editorials

Nightmare #1 - Malevolent Dave's Stain of Mind

Nightmare #1 – Malevolent Dave’s Stain of Mind

In this volume, Dave covers the 1981 Video Nasty, Nightmare, the impotent psychological horror of Session 9, Ti West’s ode to the babylonian demon Tom Noonan, Slayer’s nu metal experiement, David Cronenberg’s crimes of the present and the up and coming Evil Dead Rise!

Zack Puckett's Corpse Grinder

Zack Puckett’s Corpse Grinder – COMING SOON

Zack Puckett, frequent contributor to Malevolent Dark, spends his days digging through the proverbial dusty crates to find the most disturbing and most obscure in EXTREME horror. In short, Zack watches the seedy underbelly of the horror world… so I don’t have to.

Malevolent Dark - Write for MD!

Love horror? Write for Malevolent Dark!

Malevolent Dark is always looking for volunteer contributors that love the horror genre and that can provide interesting and new perspectives on the state of the art. We are looking for people that can offer opinions, review pre-releases, compose lists and do cool stuff. We have opportunities for exclusive interviews with producers, cast and crew.

Recent Posts

Malevolent Dark Archive

Michael Myers with one of his more memorable kills

Halloween 2 1981 – Happy Samhain

Halloween 2 1981 is of course the follow-up to the psycho-slasher masterpiece Halloween 1978 by John Carpenter. Many consider this notable for many reasons. First of all, John Carpenter never intended to make a sequel, so he had to gin up a plot from nothing. John Carpenter and Debra Hill ...
Read More
It is as asinine as it looks

Parasite (1982) – Abysmal Sci-Fi Horror from Charles Band

As fan of fine B-movies, rarely do I run into a movie with no-redeeming qualities. I actually found a way to enjoy Dr. Gore, a.k.a The Body Shop, and I enjoyed the quirky incompetence of Plan 9 From Outer Space. H.G. Lewis is a purveyor of the finest art if ...
Read More
The Munsters (2022) - Richard Brake as the awkward Count Orlok

The Munsters (2022) – Made By Rob Zombie With LOVE

For all the love that the Addams Family gets, I grew up in a Munster's house. For whatever reason, my parents were dialed into the events of 1313 Mockingbird Lane, and this burgeoning horror fan was dealt heavy doses of Lily and Herman. The simplicity of the shows premise, a ...
Read More
The Awakening of Lilith - Fantastic cinematography and post-production

The Awakening of Lilith (2021) – Menacing Darkness

In the daily grind of churning out content for horror community, we at Malevolent Dark love more than anything the opportunity to get an early look at independent films. We believe that there are the life blood of the community. Accordingly, we leapt at the opportunity when director Steven Adam ...
Read More
Jeepers marginally creepy Creepers

Jeepers Creepers (2001) – Jeepers Bloody Sleepers

It's not not I have an ingrained prejudice against horror movies made beyond 1996. I try not to be a hater. It's just that there are so many horror movies from the past that I haven't seen. I feel like I have to see all of those before seeing the ...
Read More
Big Daddy

Land of the Dead (2005) – 4th Time is not a Charm

George Romero holds the crown as King of the Zombies. Arguably George Romero directed 2 of the greatest zombie films of all time: Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead. Land of the Dead is the fourth film in this series. He has an entire phylogeny ...
Read More
Bermuda Island - Mahal Empire
The New York Ripper - The brutal murder of Kitty

The New York Ripper (1982) – Lucio Fulci, NY Trash

Malevolent Dark devotes a ton of time writting about the exploits of Italian horror films. Of these films, some of our favorites are direted by a man named Lucio Fulci. For the record, Lucio Fulci directed on of the best zombie films not directed by George Romero in the 1979 ...
Read More
Human Tenderloin - Short Horror Stories by Craig Wallwork
Death Count (2022) - Costas Mandylor returns to the torture porn arena as The Warden

Death Count (2022) – Blood soaked social media from Mahal Empire

Mahal Empire released Death Count (2022) through Gravitas Ventures back in July of this year. For those that not keeping score, Sonny Mahal his brother Michael have been making waves, raising funds and cranking out high-quality horror, action and thriller flicks. Sonny has been kind enough to give us early access ...
Read More
Halloween 2 (2009) - Laurie Strode, played by Scout Taylor-Compton, teeters on the edge of sanity

Halloween 2 (2009 ): The Directors Cut – Halloween Fans LOVE to HATE

There may be no horror franchise remake more maligned than Rob Zombies reimagining of the classic slasher film, Halloween (1978). In fact, this series is so maligned that the great John Carpenter himself thought enough about it to kick dirt on it after its release. It's a natural fan reaction to ...
Read More
Ready or Not - The New Le Domas Hide and Seek Champion

Ready or Not (2019) – Wacky Family Fun

Let's be honest, writing reviews for horror movies is a thankless job. This grind embodies the cliche, "Labor of Love". Even the things that we love can wear us down. I am just coming off of the review of Martyrs and man was it heavy. I needed a break, but ...
Read More

Friends of MD

Session 10 Podcast - Craig Wallwork and Boff IslandSession 10 is a fortnightly podcast where two irregular guys talk about regular horror movies. British horror writer Craig Wallwork, and purveyor of all things strange, Boff Island, walk you through horror movies from each decade. Expect chills, thrills, spoilers, and hilarity.
Matt Schorr's next take on zombified pre-historic beasts - PhantasmadactylsThere's a new, never-before-seen terror in the skies... Thanks to a greedy man unearthing forbidden technology from the past, spectral creatures from another world have crossed over to ours.

Flight of the Phantasmadactyls is the fourth installment in Matt Schorr's terrifying Zombiesaurus Series, which has haunted the dreams of young readers for almost a decade.
Mahal Empire Presents Alien StormFrank McConnelly is a loving father and husband, a brilliant business man, and a secret doomsday prepper. During a party at his Vegas mansion, The President gives an address warning people to stay inside due to a strange weather pattern that is cutting off communications across the globe. The power goes out as the fog rolls in. In the ensuing chaos Frank escorts people down to safety of his bunker. But, In the thick fog something is stirring. Something that hungers. Will the bunker protect them or will they be the next meal?
Morgan Scorpion - Tales of Darkness, Madness and HorrorMorgan Scorpion tells some of the darkest tales horror. She narrates great works from legends including Edgar Alan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft as well as Creepypasta fromthe dark corners of the Internet.