15 Fun Facts About “2001 Maniacs”

Small creepy towns with a secret have always gone hand-in-hand with horror movies.  Originally intended to be made in 2001, 2005’s 2001 Maniacs takes this concept and puts a comedic spin on it.  So in honor of the 15th anniversary of its US Premiere today, we thought it would be fitting to look at 15 fun facts about 2001 Maniacs! 1. The role of Mayor … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “2001 Maniacs”

How Leigh Whannell and James Wan Changed Horror (Twice)

Most writers and directors could only dream of making a movie that’s so popular and has such an impact so as to create a shift in the genre itself. George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead led to the birth of the zombie subgenre,  John Carpenter’s Halloween lead to the slasher boom of the 80’s, and Wes Craven’s Scream led to slashers going full … Continue reading How Leigh Whannell and James Wan Changed Horror (Twice)

10 Claustrophobic Facts About “Buried”

Hitchcockian is a term that gets thrown around any time a thriller manages to evoke the same suspense that the master of it did all those decades ago.  Of all the films that get labeled by this manufactured adjective, very few wind up being worthy of it. Buried is one such film.  It’s really not easy to pull off 90 minutes in a single location, … Continue reading 10 Claustrophobic Facts About “Buried”

Why “Saw” is the Most Unique Horror Franchise

There’s a common trend among many slasher franchises. They’ll begin with a horror classic that fans love to this day, and then the studio will pump out sequel after sequel, which will usually diminish in quality. And before you know, it leads to ridiculously laughable plots like Jason in space (Jason X), Michael Myers fighting a rapper on a reality web show (Halloween: Resurrection), and … Continue reading Why “Saw” is the Most Unique Horror Franchise