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Why Evil Dead II is Not a Remake of the First

Evil Dead II is a very similar movie to the first in terms of its setting and plot. It opens with a bit of backstory on the Book of...
Day of the Dead

Why Day of the Dead Might Be the Best of Romero’s Dead Trilogy

George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead is the concluding chapter of his original trilogy. He would go on to make three more zombie films in later years that...
Halloween - Michael Myers

Haddonfield High: Remembering the Halloween Young Adult Books

The Halloween franchise has seen several novelizations and tie-ins over the years. Two separate comic series launched in the early and late 2000s, respectively. But the strangest on paper...
Eight Behind the Scenes Stories That Would Make Great Features of Their Own jack nicholson in the shining.

Why The Shining is Just a Ghost Story (And Why That’s Okay)

Stephen King’s chief influence for his novel The Shining was Shirley Jackson’s classic book The Haunting of Hill House. He speaks clearly about this in introductions to the book...
Campfire Tales 1997

Why Campfire Tales is an Unexpectedly Great Anthology (That No One Remembers)

The ‘80s is sort of remembered as the heyday of horror anthology films, giving us classics like Creepshow 1 & 2, Twilight Zone: The Movie, From a Whisper to...
Hellraiser. Pinhead is the master of torture and pain in Clive Barker's Hellraiser.

Hellraiser – Making Beauty Out of Body Horror

Hellraiser is what cemented Clive Barker as a powerhouse figure in the horror genre. It is as revolutionary and as visionary as the movies that John Carpenter, Wes Craven and...
Session 9, 2001

Why Session 9 is One of the Smartest Horror Films of the Last 15...

It’s hard to believe that Brad Anderson’s Session 9 is almost fifteen years old. Many of the horror films from the era in which it was made have not...

Why Martin Remains Unparalleled in its Portrayal of Vampires

George Romero had stated a couple of times that Martin was what he felt to be the best, most complete and closest to his original vision of all of...
How Martin and Vampire's Kiss are Strikingly Similar in their Portrayal of Vampirism

Why One of George Romero’s Best Pictures isn’t Even a Zombie Film

The name George Romero is synonymous with the zombie sub-genre. His first feature, Night of the Living Dead, was absolutely groundbreaking. It changed the game in a lot of...
Return of the Living Dead 3

Why Return of the Living Dead 3 is One of the Most Underrated Zombie...

In the name alone, Return of the Living Dead 3 sounds like a horror movie worth avoiding. Sure, Return of the Living Dead is a heralded cult classic, but...

Why Silver Bullet Could Have Been a Classic Werewolf Movie

Stephen King’s Silver Bullet certainly has its fans. It’s not one of the best adaptations of the author’s work, but it is far from the worst. There’s something almost...
The Mist - Spike

Why The Mist is an Even Stronger Film 10 Years Later

Ten years later, The Mist still proves to be one of the most divisive Stephen King adaptations. I can understand that, too. It has a lot to live up...
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4

A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: How Freddy Became The Pop Culture Boogeyman

A Nightmare on Elm Street was a success that spread through word of mouth. It was made for very little money and was released on a limited number of...
Return of the Living Dead

Return of the Living Dead: The Ultimate Punk Horror Movie

Dan O'Bannon's Return of the Living Dead is, in many ways, the 1980's horror film. It represents everything about the decade boiled down into one complete package. The movie originated after a falling...

The Boy Who Lived: What Makes Tommy Jarvis a Fan-Favorite Horror Hero

Michael Myers has Doctor Loomis. Freddy Krueger has Nancy Thompson. And Jason Voorhees has Tommy Jarvis. The difference here is that while most heroes originate in the same film...