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Drew Barrymore takes a call from the killer in Scream

Horror Logic: Run Upstairs, Get Naked And Keep Filming

Horror logic dictates we should run upstairs instead of out the front door. Horror logic assures us that entering the murky swamp/darkened house/pitch-black basement is the best and only option availa...

Maniac 1980

Seven Surprisingly Mean-Spirited Classic Slashers

For the most part, slashers are fun popcorn horror movies. We’re not meant to think too deeply about them. We’re not really meant to mourn for the passing of these characters, we’re just along for the...

Danielle Harris in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers.

How Halloween 4 Saved the Franchise

When John Carpenter’s Halloween was released, it was the most successful independent film of all time. It held that record for many years. The success didn’t happen right away, though. It made no mone...

Early slasher movies that should have become classics - The Burning -Shameless ripoffs that gave the original a run for its money

How The Burning Beat Friday the 13th At its Own Game

After the success of Halloween, Sean Cunningham—in attempt to recreate that success—directed Friday the 13th. From there, the slasher craze of the early 1980’s was born. Movies like Terror Train, Prom...

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Don’t Wanna Dream No More: How A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 Empowered the Slasher Genre

The slasher genre has always fallen under a critical eye for showcasing the deaths of teenagers as gratuitous fun. They are generalized as having no characterization and no depth of any kind. The char...

Making a Killing: Eight Horror Movies That Hit Big at the Box Office - Bally's - freddy vs jason. Remember that time freddy and jason squared off?

Strangest Things That Almost Happened in Freddy vs. Jason

Freddy vs. Jason is a movie famous for the incredible amount of time that it took to get made. It was first brought up in the mid-1980’s, around the time that the second Nightmare on Elm Street ...

Maniac 1980

How Maniac Explores Murder from a Killer’s Perspective

 William Lustig’s Maniac is a disturbing movie. There are gorier films out there, to be sure, and there are films that went further in terms of violent extremes. But Maniac still feels like one of the...

friday the 13th

Why the Original Friday the 13th Is Not the Best of Its Franchise

To this day, Friday the 13th remains one of the most successful horror movies of all time. It was made for very little money, was not what people were expecting, but once it hit and people started see...

Behind the Mask

Why Behind the Mask is Still One of the Smartest Horror Films of the Past 10 Years

It’s hard to believe that Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is already ten years old. Unlike many horror films released in the past ten years, I saw this one when it was still relatively new....