Final Destination & The Curious Case of a Horror Film Franchise That Ends With Its Best Film

The Final Destination films have been described as slasher movies in which we never see the slasher. A group of people are killed one by one, and only the protagonist seems to know what's happening and how to potentially stop it. Like most slashers, these films end with the inevitably of death whether it be … Continue reading Final Destination & The Curious Case of a Horror Film Franchise That Ends With Its Best Film

Hot Garbage Express: Revisiting Friday the 13th (2009)

The Friday the 13th remake has to be the most atrocious of all the 2000s horror film reboots. And yes I have not forgotten the existence of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010. It isn't completely without merit. On a five star rating scale it would earn one star for a combination of the following: … Continue reading Hot Garbage Express: Revisiting Friday the 13th (2009)

Witch Hunt meets The Purge in Assassination Nation

"Some writer once said 10% of the population is cruel, 10 % is merciful, and the other 80% can be swayed into either direction. I bet that writer has never seen a Worldstar Video, 4chan, or Twitter."- Assassination Nation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9qyOGEuLY4 This movie analyzes issues of privacy, public shaming, and internet culture all through a believable … Continue reading Witch Hunt meets The Purge in Assassination Nation

The True Heir to John Carpenter’s Halloween

The Halloween series is infamous for it's convoluted timeline Credit to Philip Summers @heyphilsummers for this wonderfully concise flowchart. (Although we will have to agree to disagree that Busta Rhymes is what ruined Halloween Resurrection) But yeah that timeline... The Halloween franchise inadvertently turned itself into a choose your own adventure as the franchise continued … Continue reading The True Heir to John Carpenter’s Halloween

We All Have Our Stuff: Analyzing Channel Zero The Dream Door

Channel Zero: The Dream Door truly captures the strength of Channel Zero’s format. It felt like it took some of the elements from No End House and got everything right that No End House got wrong. This is a strong season of the anthology show and really cements it as the best true horror show on … Continue reading We All Have Our Stuff: Analyzing Channel Zero The Dream Door

Look What You Made Me Do! Analyzing Better Watch Out

Each year I try to watch one new Christmas horror movie. Without a wide release, catchy controversy, or iconic Garbage Day clip Better Watch Out may easily fall under most people’s radars. But what this movie lacks in buzz it makes up for in some neat twists and refreshingly anti-patriarchal themes and messaging. Although this … Continue reading Look What You Made Me Do! Analyzing Better Watch Out

Evil, Skanky, and Kinda Gay: A New Lesbian Trope is Born

Santana, Alison, and Cheryl. Bitchy queer women who are hot, say what they want, and are still sympathetic characters for the viewer to root for. I think Santana on Glee is the first groundbreaking example of this. Santana got to be a lovable bitch and still have the viewers on her side. Her insults are … Continue reading Evil, Skanky, and Kinda Gay: A New Lesbian Trope is Born

A Plague on Both Your Houses: Freddy vs. Jason, Lawrence v. Texas, and the slur heard round the world

The Scene in Question “All we can tell you is…we didn’t write it, and we were really shocked when we heard it in the movie. We complained about it after the first screening, but it was never changed. It’s a real stain on the movie, in our opinion.” - Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, the … Continue reading A Plague on Both Your Houses: Freddy vs. Jason, Lawrence v. Texas, and the slur heard round the world