My Nightmare Decade: 1990s

The pre-millennium tension built, O my brothers and sisters, and there were songwriters and musicians to capture that weird apocalyptic ennui we all felt. The horror of the 90s centered around near-future dystopia. We were being primed for the Age of the Anti-Hero; “The Sopranos” and “Mad Men” were just around the corner.  In music,…

Halloween Streaming

This year I think I bought a grand total of two blu-rays and one DVD. That’s because it’s the year after I subscribed to Netflix and Amazon Prime, and I rent 99% of the films I see at home through those services. Like the DVR, streaming was a game-changer. Amazon seems to have better horror…

Horror Music

1980s bands were not afraid to tackle songs about horror. From the abstract lyrics of Bauhaus, Siouxsie and Fad Gadget to the haunted Americana of Wall of Voodoo, to the suburban nightmares of Oingo Boingo, that decade had me up all night listening to some creepy stuff on my Walkman headphones.