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The Brood

The Brood is Cronenberg’s Most Autobiographical Movie: Here’s Why

David Cronenberg’s The Brood is not only one of his best movies, it’s one of his most personal. It might not seem like it at first. But the film is about a woman who subconsciously creates monsters in...

Battle Royale

The Anger Games: Why Battle Royale is Still Relevant Today

The Japanese film Battle Royale, based on the book by Koushun Takami, is about a freshman class that is taken on a ‘school trip’ where they are drugged and taken to a deserted island where...

Reasons Halloween: Resurrection is the worst

Dangertainment: Why ‘Halloween: Resurrection’ Never Really Stood a Chance

When Dimension Films acquired the rights to the Halloween franchise and made The Curse of Michael Myers, people weren’t really sure what to make of it. It was a jumbled, often incoherent movie that pu...

Dee Wallace

Here’s Why Dee Wallace is the Undisputed Queen of Horror

What was your first Dee Wallace horror film? Was it when you hoped against hope that Lynne Wood could survive the murderous cannibals of The Hills Have Eyes (1977)? Or when you watched Karen Whit...

Cherry Falls

Why Now is the Time to Revisit Cherry Falls

I’m a bit of an apologist for the post-Scream era of horror. I think I Know What You Did Last Summer is actually kind of fun and stylish; Urban Legend is a slick feature with a great cast; The Faculty...

Predator 2

How ‘Predator 2’ Does Justice to the Original

I don’t have to tell anyone here what a great movie Predator is. Hopefully everyone knows that by now. It’s one of the defining action films of the 1980s. It crosses genres in extremely imaginative wa...

Psycho II

The ‘Psycho’ Series Ranks Among the Best Horror Franchises: Here’s Why

When a horror film builds a reputation for being a classic, especially when it’s widely considered to be one of the best of all time, it’s harder and harder for it to become a franchise. People are th...

Jason X - Final Frontier: Why franchises ultimately end up in space

Failure to Launch: The Unexpectedly Troubled Journey of Jason X

Jason X is perhaps the most maligned entry in the Friday the 13th series. It has competition, though. Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning is often looked down upon as one of the worst, as are Jaso...

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II - Horror sequels that had nothing to do with the original

Why ‘Prom Night II’ Was the Better Movie (And How it Set the Tone For the Franchise)

The Prom Night series is a bit of an anomaly when it comes to horror franchises. Every series has that one movie that stands out and doesn’t have much of anything to do with the other installments. Ha...