With Michael Myers rounding out a trilogy, Ghostface still stabbing, Chucky having his own TV show, and Leatherface going to Netflix, it seems that all the iconic slasher villains are still going strong in their respective franchises. That is with the exception of Jason Vorhees and Freddy Krueger. And while the former’s modern absence can be explained with a complicated legal battle over rights (which … Continue reading Is There a Future for Freddy Krueger?
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”
After three long years of waiting, partially due to an obvious global setback and partially due to a longer production schedule, Stranger Things Season 4 has finally been released. Or at least the first 7 episodes have. Volume 1 serves as essentially the first and second acts to a season far more brutal and complex than we’ve seen thus far. While many have complained about … Continue reading Stranger Things Season 4 Vol. 1 – An Exercise in Excess (Spoiler Free Review)
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”
Horror fans seemed to be all the more skeptical when it came to the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Sure we had already seen the likes of Jason Vorhees, Leatherface, and Michael Myers get the remake treatment. And while these weren’t without their backlash (particularly Rob Zombie’s Halloween), none were so dreaded by the horror community as the “re-imagining” of their beloved Freddy … Continue reading Why the “Nightmare on Elm Street” Remake Deserves More Credit
Not only has Freddy Krueger made his mark in the realms of horror cinema, but his popularity has transcended pop culture itself. Even those who aren’t fans of horror know his name and recognize his burnt face and “dreamy” M.O. And while there’s an entire franchise behind him, it’s hard to believe that it all started with a little independent film released 35 years ago … Continue reading 35 Fun Facts About “A Nightmare on Elm Street”
He’s everybody’s favorite wise-cracking slasher villain, and has been for 35 years now! The fact that Freddy Krueger can speak has always set him apart from the likes of Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees, and Leatherface. That, and the fact that, because he inhabits dreams, he can do essentially anything, bordering on the world of fantasy. After Shudder added the first six films, it gave me … Continue reading Ranking the “Nightmare on Elm Street” Franchise