When it comes to 4th of July themed horror movies, you have classics like Jaws, Return of the Living Dead, and I Know What You Did Last Summer. And while they’re all excellent choices, the 4th of July is really just a backdrop or background setting. None of them are really about the holiday. Even something like Independence Day (which is technically sci-fi, not horror, … Continue reading “Uncle Sam”: The End of a Slasher Era
With July upon us, 2022 is officially halfway over. Making up for two years in a row in which the film industry was greatly disrupted by worldwide events, movies seem to be fully back in swing. With indie gems dominating streaming and studio horror going strong, it’s been a great year for horror movies this year. So as we enter the second half of the … Continue reading 10 Best Horror Films of 2022 (So Far)
Well Scream 6 just got a whole lot less interesting. Following the massive success that was Scream (2022), it was no surprise that Paramount couldn’t resist continuing a series that openly mocked requels and the countless new sequels that they spawn… After an official statement from the actress herself, Neve Campbell confirmed that she would not be reprising the role of Sidney Prescott: “Sadly I … Continue reading Neve Campbell Confirms She is NOT Returning for “Scream 6”
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”?
In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, Paramount and Spyglass Media announced earlier today that they have greenlit a 6th installment in the Scream series. Following a massive box office success (grossing over $100 million in just the first three weeks of release), Scream 2022 has proven to be the Spider-Man: No Way Home of the horror genre. Of the new movie, both … Continue reading Paramount and Spyglass Greenlight 6th “Scream” Movie
In an age of cheap cash grab “requels” that are devoid of anything new or original (we’re looking at you Halloween 2018, Force Awakens, and Jurassic World), one meta series has returned for a post post-modern look at the genre. Scream (2022) may be as un-originally titled as several other “requels” or “soft reboots”, but it is in no way like the rest. Return to … Continue reading Scream (2022) – Movie Review [Spoiler Free]
Well it’s impossible to go on the internet without seeing the news that David Arquette has officially signed on to reprise his role of Dewey in the upcoming Scream 5. And with Neve Campbell reportedly in talks to come back as Sidney, some fans are excited at the idea of 2 of the 3 main characters returning (the jury is still out on Courtney Cox). … Continue reading Pros and Cons of “Scream 5”
Ever since the success of Halloween, slashers have remained a staple of the horror genre. After reaching their peak in the 80’s, and decline in the 90’s, it became quite clear that this subgenre would have to adapt to stay relevant. The simple fact is that many of the tropes that fans had come to love about slashers had become tired and worn out. So … Continue reading What’s the Best Slasher Satire?