“House on Haunted Hill” 1959 vs. 1999

Along with The Haunting and 13 Ghosts, House on Haunted Hill completes the trio of iconic haunted house horror films from the late 50s/early 60s that got the “modern” remake treatment in the late 90s/early 00s. In many ways, House of Haunted Hill set the stage for this original trio by creating what a haunted house movie can be, and of course by featuring the … Continue reading “House on Haunted Hill” 1959 vs. 1999

What the Snyder Cut Did Better (And What It Didn’t)

After years of Twitter campaigns, a Warner Brothers/AT&T merger, and the launch of HBO Max, the Snyder Cut of Justice League is finally here!  For diehard Zack Snyder fans, and some DC fans, this was a momentous occasion. Regardless of whether you like the original Justice League, or are a fan of Zack Snyder at all, you do have to admit that it’s quite inspiring … Continue reading What the Snyder Cut Did Better (And What It Didn’t)

“The Stand” 1994 vs. 2020

To this day, “The Stand” remains Stephen King’s longest novel ever written and is an absolute behemoth of a story (and a physical book).  King has called his own version of “Lord of the Rings” with an epic journey being set in America, and there’s no denying its impact on his career, as well as horror as a whole. Given how massive a story it … Continue reading “The Stand” 1994 vs. 2020

Terror Train vs. New Year’s Evil

Two early slashers, two New Year’s Eve parties, two movies that turned 40 this year, there’s oddly a lot in common between Terror Train and New Year’s Evil.  Neither are quite as well-known as other slasher classics, but they both capitalized on New Year’s Eve, a holiday which doesn’t get as much attention in cinema, and they both did so in the very same year. … Continue reading Terror Train vs. New Year’s Evil

“The Shining” vs. “Doctor Sleep”

There’s no shortage of sequels to classic films being released decades later.  And while they’re mostly met with apprehension at best and hatred at worst, not all of them have the creator of the original property behind them. Stephen King famously despised the 1980 Stanley Kubrick adaptation of The Shining (and even did his own TV version in 1997), but he shocked the world when … Continue reading “The Shining” vs. “Doctor Sleep”

“Train to Busan” vs. “Seoul Station” vs. “Peninsula”

In a decade dominated by countless zombie movies of varying quality, Train to Busan stood out as one of the best. Gaining international acclaim, it redefined the genre and gave it an emotional core not seen since the early days of Romero’s Living Dead series. Within the next few years, it was given both the sequel and prequel treatment, creating a trilogy of vastly different … Continue reading “Train to Busan” vs. “Seoul Station” vs. “Peninsula”

“Cannibal Holocaust” vs. “The Green Inferno”

Despite being infamous as one of the most controversial films of all time, there’s no denying that Cannibal Holocaust has had a profound effect on horror, and cinema in general. It remains the first true found footage movie, and inspired a generation of filmmakers, most notably Eli Roth. The director of Hostel and Cabin Fever has made it no secret that Ruggero Deodato’s visceral film … Continue reading “Cannibal Holocaust” vs. “The Green Inferno”

What’s the Best Movie About Lizzie Borden?

One of the most infamous murder cases in American History, Lizzie Borden has since become something of a legend. Her (alleged) gruesome crime was only the second time in history that photographs of the crime scene were taken for forensic purposes (the first being Jack the Ripper’s crime scenes in London). We all know the grimly catchy nursery rhyme “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax”, but … Continue reading What’s the Best Movie About Lizzie Borden?

“The Stepfather” 1987 vs. 2009

Let’s not forget that Father’s Day is also a time to celebrate stepfathers and all that they do. For the most part, they’re very kind and loving, and treat their stepchildren as their own. But in the very rare case, they’re actually murderers who go form family to family searching for the perfect one. So in the spirit of that, we thought it would be … Continue reading “The Stepfather” 1987 vs. 2009

“Insidious” vs. “Sinister” vs. “The Conjuring”

The 2010’s saw a shift in horror as far as popular trends go. Ultra-violent “torture porn” like Saw and Hostel had dominated the 2000’s, but as the 2010’s dawned demonic/paranormal horror movies became the popular norm. One could argue it began with Paranormal Activity in 2009. And while it was definitely a paranormal film (it’s even in the title), it was a bigger inspiration in … Continue reading “Insidious” vs. “Sinister” vs. “The Conjuring”