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Phantasm

The Phantasm Franchise – A Viewing Guide

Phantasm is one of the few horror movies to benefit from its sequels. Not that the original isn’t a horror classic, but watching it alone, there’s a great deal left unexplained. What you’re seeing whe...

The Howling 1981

Revisiting Joe Dante’s The Howling

Joe Dante’s werewolf film The Howling lives in the shadow of another incredibly successful werewolf feature that was released that very same year: John Landis’s An American Werewolf in London. And yet...

Greatest years for horror - Piper Laurie as Margaret White in Carrie

“They’re All Going To Laugh At You” – A Retrospective On Carrie

Halfway through writing his debut novel, convinced that he knew nothing of the female experience, a writer threw the entire manuscript into the trash. The writer was Stephen King and the novel was Car...

Friday the 13th Part 2 1981

Friday The 13th Part 2 Retrospective- An Overlooked And Essential Slasher Film

While it was a big success in theaters, Friday the 13th Part 2 doesn’t seem as widely regarded by any but the fairly hardcore horror fans. People don’t want Jason in the potato sack, as the verd...

Savage Streets

Savage Streets is a Brutal, Revenge-Fueled Exploitation Thriller

Brenda (Linda Blair) is the leader of an all girl gang called The Satins. When a rival, all male, gang rapes her sister and kills her best friend, she takes the law in to her own hands and sets out on...

Hot babes Sophia Bush in The Hitcher.

The Hitcher (2007) Fails to Recapture the Magic of its Predecessor

In The Hitcher (2007), a young couple sets out on a road trip. When they make the ill-fated decision not to pick up a hitchhiker, they make an enemy for life. When the couple happens upon the very sam...