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The Hitcher Rutger Hauer

Why ‘The Hitcher’ is Still Going Strong After More than 35-Years

1986 was a really good year for horror. It gave us some of the best fun, witty, smartly balanced horror comedies of the decade with Night of the Creeps and Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. But it...

Return of the Living Dead 2 Was Almost a Kids Movie (Which Actually Makes Sense)

While it doesn’t get the credit of the esteemed Night of the Living Dead, the all-too-unrelated Return of the Living Dead is nonetheless one of the best zombie movies of all time. It’s imaginative, en...

Curtains

Peeling Back the Curtain: How Curtains Explores the Sleazier Side of Hollywood

By 1983, the slasher cycle was dying down. It had, for the most part, run its course. Halloween, Terror Train, The Prowler, Prom Night, we’d seen so many in just a few years and it felt like the well ...

Scott Howard as a teenage werewolf in Teen Wolf.

How Teen Wolf Completely Undermines Lycanthrope Lore [And Why We Still Love It]

Lucky for Teen Wolf, the early 1980s were a grand time for movies about lycanthropes.Though the subgenre forged its roots nearly 70-years prior with the aptly titled The Werewolf (1913), something was...

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...