44 years, 13 films, 1 iconic killer, and 1 iconic final girl, all of which have led to 2022’s Halloween Ends. It promises to be a true finale to this mammoth horror franchise (we’ll see how long that lasts), and because of that there is honestly no way possible that such a finale with so much riding on it could possibly please everyone. The final … Continue reading “Halloween Ends” – A Creatively Bold, Incredibly Divisive Finale (Spoiler Free Review)
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”
They say that originality is dead, and given the number of rebranded, soft-rebooted movie sequels, it’s easy to see why so many feel that way. And the horror genre hasn’t been immune to this. We all recall the 2000’s when there was a wave of remakes of slasher classics. Leatherface, Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees, and Freddy Krueger all got the remake treatment, and for the … Continue reading What’s the Best Slasher “Requel”?
Shudder’s latest documentary series, Behind the Monsters takes a deep dive into some of the most iconic horror villains of all time. Via interviews with stars from the movies, as well as film critics and producers, the series is a fascinating descent into the lore of what scares us. For its premiere episode, Behind the Monsters honed in the OG slasher icon. Sure, there were … Continue reading Behind the Monsters: “Michael Myers” Review
Tis the season for tall white masked killers who vaguely resemble William Shatner to terrorize a small town in Illinois! Even with a dual release in theaters and on streaming, Halloween Kills’ box office performance proved that this franchise is very much alive and well, and that fans will always be craving more Michael Myers. So in honor of the new entry, as well as … Continue reading Ranking Every “Halloween” Movie (Including “Halloween Kills”)
Following a year-long delay, audiences were finally treated to the hotly anticipated (no pun intended) sequel to the 2018 sequel/soft reboot of Halloween. Promising more blood, gore, and connections to the original film. And while Halloween Kills certainly delivers on these promises, it has a few narrative issues and bites off more than it can chew in other areas. The result is a fun slasher … Continue reading “Halloween Kills” – Movie Review
The wait is finally over, for the full trailer that is. After being postponed an entire year to October 2021, Universal finally dropped the first full trailer of Halloween Kills, at 10pm EST no less! We had previously seen a brief snippet of the triumphant trio (Laurie, her daughter, and granddaughter) in a 30 second clip, but here we get Michael Myers himself, and whole … Continue reading Universal Drops Bloody and Brutal Trailer for “Halloween Kills”
There are few slasher films (or just overall horror films) more beloved than 1978’s Halloween. Not only did it inspire the massive slasher boom of the 1980’s, but on its own, it’s a brilliant exercise in fear, tension, and suspense. And while it managed to spawn an entire an entire franchise of sequels, spinoffs, and remakes, not all of the following films are loved equally. … Continue reading In Defense of Rob Zombie’s “Halloween” Movies
Michael Myers is without a doubt the most iconic slasher villain of all time. But his franchise is one that’s had its highs and lows. One of the most divisive (other than the Rob Zombie remake) was 1995’s The Curse of Michael Myers. It was the last movie of the original continuity before the series got in the habit of retconning itself every other movie. … Continue reading 25 Fun Facts About “Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers”
Remakes and horror have always gone hand in hand. Many forget that even classics like David Cronenberg’s The Fly, John Carpenter’s The Thing, and even all of the Hammer monster classics were all remakes of decades-old classics. But for many, it seemed that 21st century was riddled with unnecessary remakes of beloved classics, particularly slashers. This resulted in iconic characters like Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, … Continue reading What’s the Best Slasher Remake?