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How Final Destination 2 Outdid the Original in Almost Every Way

The Final Destination series is one of many horror franchises and it now includes five films. Just like any other franchise, it has its ups and downs in terms of quality. But whenever I’m in the...

Great scenes from bad movies - Jason Takes Manhattan

Why Jason Takes Manhattan is the Most Misleading Horror Sequel

While it was not as financially successful as a few of the previous entries, Jason Lives marked a high point for the series. It was well-made, fun, funny, and scary all rolled up into one package. The...

Return of the Living Dead 2 Was Almost a Kids Movie (And Makes a Lot More Sense Now)

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...

Saw Gamechanger: The Legacy of Saw - Jigsaw

Review – Game Changer: The Legacy of Saw

Saw is the kind of film/franchise/phenomenon that certainly needs no introduction. It absolutely dominated the horror world (particularly the month of October) for seven years with no signs of slowing...

Sleepaway Camp II

Sleepaway Camp II: Why Now is the Time to Make it a Cult Classic

When I saw the first Sleepaway Camp, which was a blind buy in college after hearing its reputation, I didn’t really have the option of seeing the sequels. They were out of print, but I did want to see...

Six Most Innovative FX Sequences in the Nightmare on Elm Street Series

Even the first A Nightmare on Elm Street, despite its modest budget, contained a great deal of ambitious makeup FX work. As the money increased and the series went on, the effects sequences became big...

DVD cover picture for Wishmaster

A Viewing Guide to the Wishmaster Series

The Wishmaster films are a somewhat of an odd addition to the horror genre. The wish-granting Djinn truly had the potential to be a horror icon but even after four films, audiences are left with littl...

Top Ten Giallo Films. Poster for Dario Argento's Suspiria.

Top Ten Giallo Films

Giallo was a great movement in Italian horror that has sadly died out since, much like Italian horror itself. It heavily influenced movies like Halloween, Black Christmas and Friday the 13th and was i...

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