Category Archives: My Year of Horror

One of the many surreal images in HOUR OF THE WOLF

The Hero’s Tale: The Conclusion of My Year of Horror

When is a myth like a horror movie or when is reality like a myth? Tom Gualtieri concludes his year of horror with five films that send their heroes into the darkness. Continue reading

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The Children just want to give you some sugar.

My Year of Horror: Back to School

Disturbed, possessed, infected, supernaturally influenced or preternaturally gifted, the children of this month’s brood are only slightly more terrifying than the roaming packs of precocious preschoolers on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Continue reading

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Patty McCormack as THE BAD SEED

The 10 Best Worst Horror Movies, or, Summer Camp

See a severed head talk! See deranged blondes! See Lyle Waggoner naked! See the best worst movies in this month’s installment of MY YEAR OF HORROR. Continue reading

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The gill man gets his jollies.

My Year of Horror: Why Does Nature Hate Me?

Bugs! Aliens! Missing links! And monsters! This month in MY YEAR OF HORROR, Tom Gualtieri feels the wrath of Mother Nature. Continue reading

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"But I really got hot / When I saw Janette Scott / Fight a triffid that spits poison and kills."

My Year of Horror: Strange May Flowers

April showers of blood bring strange May flowers in Tom Gualtieri’s month of hybrid horror. Continue reading

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The Dubious Allure of Gore

With the release of Evil Dead today and the death of Roger Ebert yesterday, Tom Gualtieri reflects on his despair at the equation of gore with fear. Continue reading

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"He didn't get out of the cockadoodie car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

My Year of Horror: March Madness

Your shrink will have a field day with this month’s twisted psychotics, neurotics and schizophrenics, coming around to fill your life with horror. Continue reading

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My Year of Horror: Love Disconnection

Burn your old Valentines and keep your bunnies close. February, in Tom Gualtieri’s YEAR OF HORROR, is the month of love gone bad. Continue reading

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One of the more brutal moments in AUDITION. Wouldn't a tongue depressor have been easier?

My Year of Horror: The Unclassifiable

Some of the best horror films defy easy classification in the genre – but haunt you long after they’re done. Continue reading

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My Year of Horror: Home Is Where the Harm Is

In month three, Tom Gualtieri finds the horror at home. Continue reading

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Belén Rueda playing Grandmother's Footsteps inside the orphanage.

My Year of Horror: Hauntings for Hallowmas

Tom Gualtieri, ghost writer. Continue reading

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Balok was designed by Wah Ming Chang, Chinese-American sculptor and artist responsible for many costumes, creatures and gadgets from the original Star Trek series.

My Year of Horror: 13 Fundamental Films for October

Horror film aficionado Tom Gualtieri reveals his list of the 13 best horror films of all time. Continue reading

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