25 Fun Facts About “Wishmaster”

Because of Disney movies like Aladdin and sitcoms like I Dream of Jeannie, our perception of genies is that of a fun, lovable being capable of befriending humans and granting them wishes.  However, the original mythos from which genies derive is far more dark and disturbing.  1997’s Wishmaster tapped into that, in a largely overlooked horror/fantasy that’s not half bad upon rewatch 25 years later.  … Continue reading 25 Fun Facts About “Wishmaster”

20 Fun Facts About “Halloween: Resurrection”

Lamented by many as the worst of the Halloween series, Halloween: Resurrection is definitely a bizarre film.  Many take issue with how it handled Laurie Strode, with many others taking issue with how goofy and ridiculous it gets. But to be honest, it’s fascinating that the movie exists at all the way that it does.  So in honor of its 20th anniversary today, here are … Continue reading 20 Fun Facts About “Halloween: Resurrection”

25 Fun Facts About “Men in Black”

We’ve all wondered whether or not we’re truly alone in the universe, and it’s for that reason that alien media is so popular within science fiction.  Some have even theorized that extraterrestrial beings already live among us, and no film illustrates that scenario better than 1997’s Men in Black. Darkly and sarcastically hilarious, with stellar effects that hold up today, and with a sense of … Continue reading 25 Fun Facts About “Men in Black”

40 Fun Facts About John Carpenter’s “The Thing”

Severely underappreciated in its time but regarded as a classic years later, John Carpenter’s The Thing is arguably one of the greatest horror films of all time.  Between its stellar practical effects and creature design, and incredibly tense atmosphere of paranoia and suspense, it’s easy to see why it’s had such lasting power. Since it didn’t get the fanfare it deserved upon initial release, we … Continue reading 40 Fun Facts About John Carpenter’s “The Thing”

15 Fun Facts About “1408”

Ever since “The Shining”, Stephen King has been synonymous with haunted hotels.  And while that remains a classic of both literature and film, another iconic haunted hotel story of his was released and adapted many years later.  In the years since its release, 1408 has become iconic in its own right. It boasts great performances from John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, and is an … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “1408”

20 Fun Facts About “Scooby-Doo”

For decades, the name Scooby-Doo has been synonymous with solving mysteries, and introducing generations of children to spooky themes and ideas.  So it was no surprise that in 2002, the long-running cartoon property finally got a live action adaptation, and its reviews were mixed at best. Some hated the campy nature and found it too raunchy for a kids movie and too goofy for a … Continue reading 20 Fun Facts About “Scooby-Doo”

20 Fun Facts About “Bubba Ho-Tep”

There’s a charm and joy to B-movie horror that you don’t quite get with other genres.  It’s low budget, it’s campy, but it’s all done intentionally so and you can really tell that the people making it had a blast doing so. One movie that perfectly encapsulates all it means to be a B-movie is 2002’s Bubba Ho-Tep.  Written and Directed by Don Coscarelli (Phantasm), … Continue reading 20 Fun Facts About “Bubba Ho-Tep”

15 Brutal Facts About “Hostel II”

Along with Saw, Hostel remains the go to example for what now refer to a the “torture porn” era of the 2000s.  In many ways, Hostel’s literal torture scenes are the epitome of how gruesome these movies can get.  And while it’s remembered infamously, for many the second movie was superior in every way. It has more interesting characters, it expands on the lore, and … Continue reading 15 Brutal Facts About “Hostel II”

40 Fun Facts About “Poltergeist”

Released in 1982, Poltergeist remains the definitive haunted house film that dominated the subgenre for decades, and arguably still does today.  With the combined efforts of Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg (much more on that later), it brought haunted house cinema from creepy decrepit mansions built in the 1800s to modern day suburbia, in a way making it feel much more real. Its contribution to … Continue reading 40 Fun Facts About “Poltergeist”

25 Fun Facts About “The Lost World: Jurassic Park”

Back in 1993, Jurassic Park was more than just a movie, it was a global phenomenon that changed the world forever.  Thus a sequel was inevitable and a franchise that’s still running today was born.  The Lost World: Jurassic Park had a very mixed reception, and even now still seems to divide fans.  So on its 25th anniversary, we thought it would be fitting and … Continue reading 25 Fun Facts About “The Lost World: Jurassic Park”