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Leprechaun 1993

How Leprechaun Almost Became a Children’s Movie

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we are taking a look back at the origins of Leprechaun and how it almost became a children’s film. Leprechaun was one of the biggest B-Movie hits of the 1990...

Hellraiser: Judgment - Michael Myers vs Pinhead - Hellraiser - Clive Barker Adaptations

Why Hellraiser is the Healthy Alternative to Fifty Shades of Grey

E.L. James’ novel Fifty Shades of Grey was such an enormous success that it’s making its way to the screen today. This film will surely be a major box office success. It’s being touted as a main...

Tremors theatrical poster

How Tremors Became a Major Cult Classic

[soliloquy id=”19231″] Tremors is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary this year, which makes it a great time to look back on the original film to see what made it so special. It has s...

My Bloody Valentine 3D Movie Poster.

Why My Bloody Valentine 3D is More Important Than You Remember

[soliloquy id=”18114″] My Bloody Valentine 3D is an important movie, maybe even in spite of itself. However, for me to properly explain why, you need to come on a journey with me. Allow me...

Nosferatu 1979

Why Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu is Actually the Better Movie

F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu is a masterpiece of silent cinema. It’s one of the all-time great horror films. While it did not get the rights to the characters of the novel Dracula from the Stoker family, i...

How They Live Bit Back At Yuppie Consumerism

[soliloquy id=”18936″] They Live is the most overtly political film John Carpenter ever made, and that’s saying something, as most of the director’s work touches on politics to...

Debbie Harry in Videodrome

Videodrome is the Distilled Essence of Body Horror: Long Live the New Flesh

David Cronenberg’s Videodrome was very much a product of its era. It was made during a major boom in television, which was taking over and finally made it clear that it was not a passing fad and that ...

Dracula 1931

Why The Original Dracula Doesn’t Hold Up

The Universal monster movies are generally known to be part of the foundation of classic horror. There’s no real point in arguing this fact. While they are obviously dated and were made during a much ...

Ralphie Glick in Salem's Lot 1979

Why Salem’s Lot Should Have Been Awful but Wasn’t

Tobe Hooper’s Salem’s Lot is not only a seminal vampire movie but a great Stephen King adaptation as well. It has held up for over thirty-five years and is remembered as a classic, which is pretty ast...