Every decade or so, a new horror film comes along that has such an impact that it shifts the direction of the genre at least for a while. While it’s usually the result of studios and creators trying to capture the magic of what worked by imitating it, there’s no denying its impact on the genre as a whole. In 1978, Halloween created a slasher … Continue reading How “Scream” Changed Horror Forever
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?
The latest Scream requel remains one of the biggest horror releases since the pandemic began, so it was only a matter of time before a sequel was greenlit. While Paramount had previously announced that it was happening, we just got our confirmation today that the tentatively titled Scream 6 will release in theaters March 31, 2022! That’s right! Horror fans will only have to wait … Continue reading “Scream 6” Gets Release Date of March 31, 2023
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”?