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...
Friday the 13th Part 2

How Friday the 13th Part 2 Casually Improves on the Original

Friday the 13th took the world by storm in a way that was completely unexpected, especially by the filmmakers themselves. They had, by their own admission, not necessarily set...
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...
Ralphie Glick in Salem's Lot 1979

Why Salem’s Lot Should Have Been Awful but Wasn’t

Tobe Hooper’s Salem’s Lot is not only a seminal vampire movie but a great Stephen King adaptation as well. It has held up for over thirty-five years and is remembered as...
Evil Ed Fright Night

Looking Back on Fright Night (1985)

There’s really nothing that compares to the original Fright Night. This film is something of a vampire update on Rear Window. It marked the directorial debut of Tom Holland who...
Bram Stoker's Dracula

How Bram Stoker’s Dracula Helped Define the Gory Excess of the 1990’s

So many people, even now, believe the 1980’s to be a golden age in horror history. By extension, the 1990’s is believed to be an incredibly dull period. Many...
Friday the 13th Part III

How Friday the 13th Part III Was Almost Ruined by Its Own Gimmick

Friday the 13th Part III is one of the most beloved entries in the series canon. It’s an incredibly important feature to the overall franchise, as it is the...
Exorcist III

Why Exorcist III is One of the Most Overlooked Horrors of the 1990’s

The Exorcist is known in many circles as one of the greatest horror movies ever made. It deserves its reputation. And given that the first follow up effort was...
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings

Why Pumpkinhead II is a Fun Monster Movie (But a Terrible Pumpkinhead Movie)

Pumpkinhead was not a big hit in theaters, but it never really had the chance to be. The film was held off for release for a couple of years...

Why Jason Lives is a Near-Perfect Horror Comedy

Audiences were disappointed with Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning. They wanted Jason, doing what he does best. Despite the film’s other merits, they couldn’t get over...
Danielle Harris in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers.

How Halloween 4 Saved the Franchise

When John Carpenter’s Halloween was released, it was the most successful independent film of all time. It held that record for many years. The success didn’t happen right away,...
Banner poster featuring Pennywise from the movie IT.

I’m Loving IT: Seven Best Moments from the 1990 Miniseries

In my excitement for the upcoming film adaptation of It, it has definitely appeared to some readers that I’ve come down pretty hard on the 1990 miniseries. But that...
The remake of The Last House on the Left.

How The Last House on the Left Remake Outdid the Original

In a time when most horror remakes are judged before they are even get made, The Last House on the Left 2009 remains a stellar example of how a remake...
Alien 3 H.R. Giger Design

Why Alien 3 is the Most Unsung of the Entire Franchise

Alien 3 is a movie that gets a lot of hate. Even now, after twenty years, most people do not consider it good. Director David Fincher has gone onto...
A Return to Salem's Lot

A Drinking Problem: Why Return to Salem’s Lot is One of the Most Bats–t...

Despite being a made-for-TV miniseries, Salem’s Lot is one of the pinnacles of the vampire genre. It’s iconic. Often hailed as one of the best Stephen King adaptations, as...