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The Horror Dads in SALEM’S LOT

Friday, March 25th, 2011

The Horror Dads reconvene for a roundtable discussion of Tobe Hooper’s 1979 miniseries SALEM’S LOT, an adaptation of the bestselling novel by Stephen King about a vampire plague in a quiet (and growing steadily quieter) New England town.  We’ve got the whole band back together today: Jeff Allard, Dennis Cozzalio, Greg Ferrara, Paul Gaita, Nicholas […]

The Horror Dads vs. THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE

Friday, December 24th, 2010

The Horror Dads are taking a break from untangling Christmas lights, assembling bikes and scooters, spiking the eggnog and catching up on THRILLER episodes to discuss the Val Lewton-produced THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (1944), one of the strangest sequels ever burned to film.

The Incredibly Strange Film Fiends Who Had Kids and Became Mixed-Up Horror Dads, Part 3

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Returning to our ongoing discussion of raising children in a world at least partially devoted to fear and loathing is Jeff Allard, Dennis Cozzalio, Greg Ferrara, Paul Gaita and Nicholas McCarthy.

The Incredibly Strange Film Fiends Who Had Kids and Became Mixed-Up Horror Dads, Part 2

Friday, July 30th, 2010

This is part 2 of a discussion that began last week.  Our participants continue to be Jeff Allard, Dennis Cozzalio, Greg Ferrara, Paul Gaita, Nicholas McCarthy and yours truly, Jack the Ripper.

“We were kids.” The HorrorDads revisit CARRIE (1976), pt. 2

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Our CARRIE roundtable continues and concludes today. Please rejoin Jeff Allard, Dennis Cozzalio, Greg Ferrara, Paul Gaita, Nicholas McCarthy, and yours truly, as we speculate (and flail) wildly as to Carrie’s inspirations and influences… 

“We were kids.” The HorrorDads revisit CARRIE (1976), part 1

Friday, October 25th, 2013

  RHS: We’re a year away from the 40th anniversary of the publication of Stephen King’s 1974 novel CARRIE and in light of the new remake of Brian DePalma’s film adaptation it’s as good a time as any to reunite the HorrorDads for the sake of a disseminating, peregrinating, pontificating roundtable discussion. But where to […]

The HorrorDads 2012 Halloween Triple Dip Shockapalooza!

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Halloween is fast approaching … where did October go? Well, no time for rhetorical questions, it’s time to get our spook on. With that in mind, I have scrambled the HorrorDads and tasked each to provide us with his idea of an ultimate Halloween triple bill. To impose a sense of order on what might […]

The HorrorDads Meet the Bad Dads

Friday, June 15th, 2012

RHS: In preparation for Father’s Day this year, let’s talk about one of horror’s key motifs: Bad Dads. Some bad dads are born that way, some achieve badness; still others have badness thrust upon them. I guess the poster child for the bad dads of horror is Jack Nicholson in THE SHINING (1980), who starts […]

The HorrorDads’ 2011 Dusk-to-Dawn All-Nite/All Fright Halloween Screamboree!

Friday, October 21st, 2011

RHS: Let’s pretend the HorrorDads have the run of a disused movie theater and permission to run a Halloween dusk to dawn horrorthon. We will all contribute a movie to the line-up but before we begin, let’s talk about the kinds of horror movies each of us think is right for this time of year. […]

Happy Father’s Day from the HorrorDads!

Friday, June 17th, 2011

The HorrorDads are getting the jump on the holiday weekend with something a little different today. Instead of our customary roundtable discussion, Jeff Allard, Dennis Cozzalio, Paul Gaita, Greg Ferrara, Nicholas McCarthy and I will take the stage one by one to discuss a particular horror movie father. This isn’t meant to be listing of […]

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