The Greatest Final Girl of All Time: The Everyday Inspiration of Nancy Thompson

Horror films are a strange genre for a lot of reasons, but one reason in particular is the focus on (and reverence for) antagonists over protagonists. Many slasher franchises are known for their villains, who are often the only characters to consistently appear in every movie. Even I would say Jason is the main character … Continue reading The Greatest Final Girl of All Time: The Everyday Inspiration of Nancy Thompson

Why You Should Watch: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

How none of these movies ever incorporated a character attempting to use a dream catcher is beyond me. This movie is essential viewing for anyone interested in horror. I would encourage you to watch this alone with the volume turned up as loud as you can stomach. This movie is nauseatingly frightening in many portions, … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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

5 Underappreciated Final Girls in Horror Films

Although horror films like other stories have protagonists, they are not always heroes in the sense of being characters we admire and strive to emulate. Often I think most people watch horror films and just count the mistakes the protagonists make. To a degree this makes sense - it’s hard to have a horror film … Continue reading 5 Underappreciated Final Girls in Horror Films