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April 4, 2008


Wow, it's been quite a while hasn't it?  Well, here you are, Don't Look Behind You's first update of 2008.  Damn it feels good to be back!  I shouldn't get too excited, though; this is just a glimpse of some of the things I'm working on.
Unfortunately I have no new reviews up, but I do have my first Slasher Interview with Craig Singer (Director of After Dark Horrorfest's Dark Ride) up and ready for your eyeballs.  I've also got two new links up.  I've got a new Horror Site Link, Palace of Horror, and an Other Site Link to Real Lyrics.  Let's see, I've updated my photo in my About Me section.  I got stills up in the Slasher Review section for Possession: Until Death Do You Part...That's about it.
You know, I'm not going to lie.  I've got a couple reviews and some other things I've been working on for this first update, but a certain contest made me want to push things along a little faster.
Emotional Syphon Recordings is a record label that was formed by Munky from Korn fame.  He wanted to create a label by the artist for the artist.  He wanted to give bands the creative control they deserve.  No lie, I've been listening to the stuff they've got for the last three days, and I love it more each time I listen to it.
If you're interested in the contest click on the banner at the top of this update.  If you're interested in the label check them out at:
...or you could just check out the bands by clicking on any of the links below.

August 31, 2007
Alright, I'm cutting it a little close, but I made it didn't I?  Things have been a little hectic over the last month.  I've finally decided to get my lazy ass off to school.  Unfortunatley that means that I had to uproot myself from Michigan to California.  Don't get me wrong, it's great...but it kind of puts a strain on things.  I don't know if I'm going to be able to keep the site updated monthly.  I have a seven day school schedual that involves rehearsals and dance classes.
With that being said I really wanted to make this a big update, but again the strain sets in.  The only thing I've got for ya'll are reviews/secrets for the Australian "teenie-bopper," Cut, the Video Nasty, Night Warning, and the understandably forgotten Canadian slasher, Possession: Until Death Do You Part.  You'll even notice that the latter two don't even have screen shots...Sorry.
I hope you enjoy and if a don't get a chance to update next month, keep checking back from time to time to see what's new.

July 16, 2007
I know, I know.  I decided to take June off without letting ya'll know.  I feel terrible about it, but I had a birthday last month, what can I say?  I turned nineteen, so you know I had to do it up...all month long.  In reparation for missing last month I've made this month's update a good one.
First off, I split the Slasher Art section like I promised.  Part one of my story I Can't Stop is up under the literature section.  I hope you enjoy it.
Next, I have two new review/secrets up.  I've decided to dedicate this update to a DVD-R distributor by the name of Horror Classick DVD (  I got hooked up with some sweet DVD-R's on a trade and I just had to give the guy a shout out for his great work.  Anyway, I've taken a look at both The Burning and 555.  I have to point out that under the Slasher Secrets on 555 there are actually Hidden Easter Eggs.  Now that's quality.
I also have a new Slasher Link up, Terror Trap.  Technically they're just a general horror site, but there slasher and Italian horror sections make them an ideal slasher reference.  Check 'em out.
That's it, but, of course...
Stop on in and drop a post, it's getting pretty slow around there.  New members always welcome.

May 18, 2007
May's update, comin' at ya.  Not too much going on, but I did get two new reviews/secrets up.  I decided to hit up the Independent scene for this update.  Bit Parts and Sleepy Hollow High are up and ready for your viewing pleasure.
You know, I hate to say it, but that's pretty much it.  I've been tweaking small design flaws here and there, but I don't have anything else to put here.  I plan on splitting the Slasher Art section for the next update.  I want to start including literature instead of just images.  Keep an eye out (pun?).

April 26, 2007
Yes, the rest of my April update has finally come.  Here's the skinny:  I got the two other reviews/secrets I promised up.  The Brad Pitt meets student body count, 80's cheese-fest, Cutting Class is up.  As well as the "Made-for-TV," quite enjoyable, film, Someone is Watching.  I've also got a Horror Site Link up.  Horrorfind, pretty much every horror site from films to ghosts.  Check it out.  If you do happen to stop by the Links page, peep the new site banner I made.  It's nothing fancy, but I'm pretty proud of it.  I've edited a few pages, but nothing major.  Still moving forward.
In case anyone was wondering, I did not win the severed boobs.  I did, however, win a copy of the film, Bit Parts.  I'm very excited about it.  Definitely expect a review for that one in the near future.
Well, that's pretty much the end to this odd April update.  Oh, speaking of odd.  I went to a Battle of the Bands the other night and I saw this great band.  They're called Oddfellow.  They're self-proclaimed Progressive/Indie/Rock, but they've got enough of a punk edge to make me a fan.  I got their CD, it's awesome.  If you're interested in checking them out, hit them up on My Space:
Alright, now I'm done.  Except for, of course, HORRORTOPIA!  New members always welcome.

April 12, 2007
Okay, so here's the deal.  I know I promised three new films, but I got myself into something that caused me to do things a little differently this time around.  I only have one new review/secret up and it's for the Horrorfest entry Dark Ride.  Oh, and that new Slasher Art I promised is also on display.
Alright, so let me explain.  I still plan on getting those two other films up by the end of the month, but the contest I'm in is the cause for this mini-update (And the new Slasher Art)., along with Elftwin Films, has started a contest.  The top five people that do the most work to promote the film win a copy of the Elftwin release Bit Parts.  The person who does the most work not only gets a copy of the film, but a severed body part used in the film.  Guess what it is?  A pair of severed breasts.  If you're interested in entering, the contest goes until April 18th.  You can get in on it by visiting or
In Bit Parts, Dr. Cranston is a successful plastic surgeon in Los Angeles until his daughter is horribly disfigured in a car accident that he caused.  To ease his remorse, he tirelessly labors to replace the mangled features of his sweet Maggie.  Wanting his daughter to be perfect, Dr. Cranston seeks women with the "perfect nose," "perfect eyes," or "perfect breasts" for his daughter.  Seeking stardom, Melissa runs away from home, once again, to audition with her "perfect lips."  Big sister, Brenda, rushes to Hollywood in search of Melissa and enlists the help of a local cab driver and wannabe actor, Bobby.  However, the pair discovers that this time Melissa is in much more trouble than they realized.  If you want to know more check out the website,
HORRORTOPIA!  I still have to give it up for my message board.  Stop on in and drop a few posts.  We'll be waiting for you in the shadows.

March 30, 2007
Cutting it close, but managing somehow.  Anyway, here's the rundown.  One new review up.  Separated Siamese twin slasher, Blood Link.  Check it out.  The Slasher Secrets section is now completely up to date.  All films reviewed on VHS are now up.  You can now expect to see Slasher Review updates correspond with Slasher Secret updates.  I've added a new Horror Site Link.  DVD Resurrections is a great resource and there's a bunch of cool things you can win off their message board.  Interested?  Stop on in.
I'm hoping to get three new reviews up for the next update and maybe some new Slasher Art, so keep an eye out for that.
As always, HORRORTOPIA!  I'm going to push the Myspace too.  Anyone and everyone's add is welcome.  An add equals a may not be immediately, but a comment will definitely come of it.  I'm talking a real comment too, not a banner that says, "Thanx For The Add."

February 17, 2007
Alright, time for February's update.  The main reason for this update was the expansion of the Slasher Secrets section.  It's not quite up to speed, but I've got all the film's that I own on DVD up.  I've changed the format a little, no worries, not enough to really notice.  I did manage to squeeze in one review.  What can I say, I'm stuck in the 80's.  This time around I took a stab at Ghost Dance.  If you're into killer Indians, check it out. 
I also have to note that I've changed my Body Count policy.  Instead of just the killer's kills, I've extended it to include all persons killed during a film.  Killed by the killer, accidentally, in a flashback, or the killer himself/herself's death have all been included.  This means that I've changed some of the past reviews, no real difference though.  It's also been updated on the About Me page, as well as my mug shot.
Horrortopia now has a Myspace (  Any, and all, adds are appreciated and new members are more than welcome.  Stop on in at Horrortopia and re-live those nightmares you had as a child.

January 12, 2007
The wait is over.  My first update of the new year, and I think it's a great one.  As you may have noticed I changed the navigation up a bit.  It's more organized now.  I've also started my new database, Slasher Secrets.  It's not much now, but I plan on getting it up to speed with the next update.  On the review slate we've got Savage Weekend and Phantom Brother.  I wanted to review some forgotten '80s slashers, so I did.  There are some new Horror Site links up, so check those out, specifically Horror Theater Video.  That's it except for...

December 11, 2006
Update time!  So who's ready to take a little field trip to Italy?  In the review section we got Fulci's House by the Cemetery, Bava's A Blade in the Dark, and Deodato's Phantom of Death.  I drew a little original for the Slasher Art section, dedicated to my favorite slasher site (Hysteria-Lives).  I posted some new Slasher Site links, so by all means check those out (Especially Slasherfest, one of my new favorite slasher sites).  Still doing the Myspace thing, so if anyone wants to add me, it would be much appreciated.  Yep, everything's rolling along quite nicely.
Speaking of Myspace I'd like to talk about my inspiration for this Italian update.  There's a local band from Flint, Michigan named Seven Notes in Black.  I've seen them play a few times.  I was talking to one of the members not too long ago and I asked him how they got their name.  He told me Fulci (Murder to the Tune of 7 Black Notes a.k.a. The Psychic a.k.a. Seven Notes in Black), and it hit me.  So with that said, I'd like to give a shout out to Seven Notes in Black.  They are self-proclaimed Indie Rock (with a little screamo, in my opinion), check 'em out.
As always, I leave you with this.  HORRORTOPIA!  The horror forum where our best dreams are your worst nightmares.

November 20, 2006
So this time around I thought I'd take everyone to camp for a little while.  Three great review updates include: Cheerleader Camp, Sleepaway Camp, and Moonstalker.  I promised '80s cheese and you got it.  I recently started an e-mail and a Myspace address for this site, so I've updated the "Contact Me" section on the About Me page.  If you've got a Myspace account I would appreciate an add to get the word around about this site.  I've got a few new links up, so check those out.  I also wanted to get my Slasher Art section up, so I drew a little original inspired by this site and I threw in one of my old, original paintings.  If you have artwork inspired by slasher films or original artwork with a slasher feel, and are willing to submit it, I'd be more than happy to display it.
As is customary, I would love to give a shout out to Horrortopia, go over there, sign-up, and start posting.  I'd also like to thank all the sites that recently added me as a link.  Hysteria-Lives watch out, I'm on my way :).

October 30, 2006
My first update, this is very exciting for me.  Now it isn't much but I got a few new things up.  The new review for Do You Wanna Know a Secret is up.  I know I promised some 80's cheese, but don't worry I've got a big cheese-fest planned for the next update.  I got my About Me page up, finally.  It was pretty much for my Horrortopia friends because I'm pretty sure they've never seen my face, but it's also a nice introduction for people I don't really know.  I've also added an Archives page, don't worry too much about that, that's just where I'm going to store old updates.
That's pretty much it, but definitely more to come.  Again, I want to say drop by Horrortopia and drop a post, we're always looking for new members.  Party hard and peace easy.

October 12, 2006
Welcome to the grand opening of my new site, Don't Look Behind You.  Many of you might know me as NightmareManiac, but for those of you that don't, that's normally what I go by.  Making my own site dedicated to slasher films has been a dream of mine for a while.  Finally, it has come true.  I'd like to thank Horrortopia for being behind me on this and I'd like to thank Hysteria-Lives for the inspiration and a goal.  One day I hope to exceed your review record, one day.
Now that that's out of the way, there are six reviews up and ready to go for your viewing pleasure.  Friday the 13th, Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Madman, Child's Play, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  I went a little mainstream for the opening, but I hope to be diving into more obscure '80s cheese in future updates.  Of course gotta give Horrortopia a shout out, head over there and drop a post, don't be scared.  Hoping to get some contests, among other things, up in the near future.  Enjoy.

Don't Move, Don't Breathe, and Whatever You Do...DON'T LOOK BEHIND YOU!