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Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Hellbound: Hellraiser II – Crafting a Modern Fairy Tale

Hellraiser was a major horror hit that nobody expected; it even surprised those who had read Clive Barker’s Books of Blood and were already familiar with his work. But for once, the investors re...

Hellbound: Hellraiser II

“What You Wanted to See:” Why Hellraiser II is a Surrealist Nightmare

There was a lengthy period of time when Hellraiser II was considered one of the best horror sequels of all time. I’ll readily admit that I discovered it during that time and it probably colored my exp...

Pan's Labyrinth

Dark Fantastic: Seven Movies that Smartly Meld Fantasy and Horror

Every single person has a different definition of exactly what horror is. Some people—I’ve met plenty—claim that movies like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween and Black Christmas can’t be horror...

The Fly

Eight Deleted Scenes That Would Have Ruined the Movie

As movie fans, we love to imagine what our favorite films would be like if scenes that were cut out had remained intact. We all want to see the gore returned to the early Friday the 13th entries. I’ve...

The Rage: Carrie 2 - Seven Unexpectedly Feminist Horror Movies

Seven Unexpectedly Feminist Horror Movies

Horror is not an inherently misogynist genre, despite what critics, parental groups and conservative personalities have been trying to say for decades. There are some misogynist works and always probl...

Hellraiser: Bloodline

Gluttons for Punishment: Exploring the Death of the Hellraiser Franchise

Hellraiser was a great horror movie that arrived at exactly the right time. It was made at a point in the 1980’s when things were getting stale. The slasher genre had played itself out. The franchises...

Friday the 13th Part 2 poster

Ten Horror Sequels that Equaled or Topped the Original

Horror fans both love and hate sequels. The reasons are usually valid. Sequels are rarely made for creative reasons, they flood the market, and they make it harder for original movies to get made. But...