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”

15 Fun Facts About “28 Weeks Later”

The 2000s brought with it not just the dawn of a new century and millennium.  It also breathed new life into the zombie genre, and with the help of 2002’s 28 Days Later, it reinvigorated the “infected” subgenre, which arguably began with George A. Romero’s The Crazies.  While 28 Days Later took the world by storm, its sequel 28 Weeks Later didn’t get quite the … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “28 Weeks Later”

“Grindhouse” 15 Years Later: An Ambitious Experiment That Deserved Better

Creators are often an amalgamation of their inspirations whether intentionally or not.  And while they’re more known for other genres, both Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez wear their inspirations on their sleeve.  Growing up watching exploitation action/horror/sci-fi films, you can certainly see the same grittiness blended with tongue-in-cheek humor present in many of their critically acclaimed films. So while it seemingly came out of nowhere, … Continue reading “Grindhouse” 15 Years Later: An Ambitious Experiment That Deserved Better

15 Fun Facts About “The Hills Have Eyes” (2006)

Considered by many to be one of the better horror remakes, The Hills Have Eyes (2006) was released in the midst of the torture porn era, and it definitely shows. It was far more bloody and brutal than the 1977 original, but still remained respectful to Wes Craven’s classic, which was helped by the fact that he was a producer on it. So in honor … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “The Hills Have Eyes” (2006)

15 Fun Facts About “Final Destination 3”

There’s no horror franchise quite like Final Destination.  Most other slashers involved a character chasing and killing everyone, but here it’s death itself that’s the villain.   It’s all the more terrifying because how inevitable death truly is.  So it’s no surprise that this series took off the way that it did. The first film made us afraid to fly, the second caused us to be … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “Final Destination 3”

15 Brutal Facts About “Hostel”

It’s hard to believe that the 2000’s were now over a decade ago and as we look back on that turbulent decade, it’s easy to see why “torture porn” horror was so prevalent.  Society was reacting to the real life horrors of terrorist attack and images and stories of torture coming from the wars in the Middle-East. When it comes to this graphically violent subgenre, … Continue reading 15 Brutal Facts About “Hostel”