Editorial: April 2010

Greetings fellow horrorphiles, and welcome back to the Blood Theatre! We’ve been gone for a while — and for that I apologize — but we have risen from the grave once again, with a renewed hunger for horror and all-things-macabre! For those of you who were familiar with the old website, you’re no doubt noticing that we’re essentially starting from scratch (which means we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us if we hope to restore this place to it’s former glory!) And for those of you who are first-timers, allow me to fill you in on the short history of this website…

The Blood Theatre was created in 2001 as a Canadian based horror webzine. The website quickly grew in popularity, and our forums saw a great deal of activity. We interviewed horror icons the likes of Linnea Quigley, and even helped promote the release of Independent horror films with live chats with directors and actors. Sadly, during the Blood Theatre’s peak the website was hacked and the majority of our content was lost. The Blood Theatre forums remained up for a short time after, but eventually I pulled the website, and it lay dormant — like Jason Voorhees at the bottom of Crystal Lake. But as luck would have it, on a particularly dark and stormy night, a stray lightning bolt hit the darkened Blood Theatre and the old building creaked back to life once again; it’s rooms empty, but awaiting tomes of horrific reviews and terror-filled articles. Awaiting visitors who share a passion of the dark, the sinister — a passion for horror.

Which brings me to my request: if you are an aspiring writer who wishes to contribute to the website as a reviewer, please do not hesitate in sending me an example of a review you’ve written (for typical review length and format just visit the reviews section of our site) and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover, and the Blood Theatre can always use more on our staff of dead-icated reviewers.

And on that note, I’ll leave you to explore the Theatre. Ignore the cobwebs, the bloodstains, and the screams in the attic. Just pull up a chair, grab some popcorn, and enjoy.

Until next time, you know my motto:
Keep it bloody, keep it sick, and keep the gore flowing!

– Matthew T.