20 Fun Facts About “Final Destination 2”

If you’ve even driven on a highway behind a large truck carrying logs or some other load like it, you probably immediately merged into another lane.  And you probably did so because of one iconic scene in Final Destination 2. One scene alone managed to traumatize an entire generation, and remains one of the highlights in horror movie history.  So in honor of its 20th … Continue reading 20 Fun Facts About “Final Destination 2”

30 Fun Facts About “Leprechaun”

The early 90s was certainly a strange time for slashers.  The titan franchises like Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street had delved far into diminishing returns with their umpteenth sequels, and Scream would not breathe fresh life into the subgenre until 1996. The subsequent years gave birth to the only horror franchise associated with St. Patrick’s Day in March (despite being released in … Continue reading 30 Fun Facts About “Leprechaun”

10 Fun Facts About “Texas Chainsaw 3D”

Nearly a year ago, 2022’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre attempted to capture the Halloween (2018) magic with a legacy “requel” which served as a direct sequel to the original film, ignoring all the movies in between.  Elderly Leatherface was met with a much less enthusiastic return than elderly Michael Myers had been, however this wasn’t the first time that this franchise had attempted a brand new … Continue reading 10 Fun Facts About “Texas Chainsaw 3D”

15 Fun Facts About “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

Horror musicals are a very specific and fun subgenre that can be appealing to horror fans who love music and theater fans who love things dark and disturbing.  And there is perhaps no more famous horror stage play than that of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”. For years, there were rumors of a potential film adaptation, which finally came to … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

15 Fun Facts About “I Am Legend”

Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel “I Am Legend” is considered by many to be among the first examples of post-apocalyptic media.  Featuring a character who’s completely alone in a world full of monsters, it’s quite the horrifying story that also makes you think. George A. Romero even cited the novel as a major inspiration for his 1968 zombie classic, Night of the Living Dead.  The 2007 … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “I Am Legend”

25 Fun Facts About “Alien Resurrection”

The Alien franchise is one that has seen incredibly high highs (like Alien and Aliens), and incredibly low lows (like AVP: Requiem and Alien Covenant).  But one entry that’s often caught somewhere in the middle of being praised and hated is 1997’s Alien Resurrection. While most fans agree that Alien 3 and Resurrection weren’t on par with the first two, these movies have many defenders … Continue reading 25 Fun Facts About “Alien Resurrection”

40 Fun Facts About “The House on Sorority Row”

Following the success of Halloween, the slasher subgenre saw a massive boom in the late 1970s/early 1980s.  Every holiday was getting its own slasher, as were summer camps, of course college campuses.  The entire slasher model was based around a killer killing off young people, so colleges seemed like the perfect place to set them. One such result was 1982’s House of Sorority Row.  A … Continue reading 40 Fun Facts About “The House on Sorority Row”

15 Fun Facts About “30 Days of Night”

There’s long been a debate among genre fans as to whether or not vampires should be romantic and sexy or monstrous and terrifying.  The late 00s/early 10s saw a boom of the former with franchises like Twilight and TV shows like The Vampire Diaries.  But once such piece of vampire media that kept the grotesque, monstrous approach was 2007’s 30 Days of Night. Set in … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “30 Days of Night”

25 Fun Facts About “I Know What You Did Last Summer”

By the mid-90s it seemed like the slasher genre was all but dead and relegated to subpar sequels.  All of that changed in 1996 when Scream took the world by storm.  And from that very same screenwriter (Kevin Williamson) that shift and change to a more meta, self-aware teen centered slasher was cemented with 1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer.  So in honor … Continue reading 25 Fun Facts About “I Know What You Did Last Summer”

30 Fun Facts About “Candyman”

When it comes to horror villains, there are few that have the elegance, grace, or tragedy as Candyman.  Much like the character himself, the film has always had a haunting and hypnotic quality to it.  While Candyman is often grouped together with slasher villains like Freddy Krueger or Jason Vorhees, he’s honestly much closer to that of Dracula and Frankentstein’s monster in terms of tone … Continue reading 30 Fun Facts About “Candyman”