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My Bloody Valentine 2: Miner Discomfort

Five Horror Movies That Were Destroyed by Censorship

Horror has never had an easy relationship with the MPAA. It was toughest in the 1970’s and ‘80’s, when a movie’s rating essentially dictated how many people would see that movie. In those days, theate...

Greatest years for horror - Piper Laurie as Margaret White in Carrie

Tragically Overbearing Parents in Horror

Parents in horror movies can be a pretty horrific lot. They are prone to abuse and mistreat their children. Whether it’s emotional or physical, it’s probably present more often than not. Some of these...

The remake of The Last House on the Left.

How The Last House on the Left Remake Outdid the Original

In a time when most horror remakes are judged before they are even get made, The Last House on the Left 2009 remains a stellar example of how a remake can work as a complement to the original film. It...

Late Wes Cravens home up for sale.

Master of Nightmares, Weaver of Dreams: Remembering Wes Craven

I’ll be honest, the only reason I’m able to write this is because it hasn’t fully sunk in yet. I know it happened. I’m aware of it and, believe me, I feel it. But I’m not even sure I’m processing it y...

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It’s Only a Movie: Why Wes Craven’s Last House on the Left is a Brutal Take on the Post-Nuclear Family

It’s no coincidence that Wes Craven’s first feature film is also among his most brutal. Craven had a very repressed Christian upbringing. And there was no real way for him to take in too much violent ...

Katie attacks man in the bathroom in I Spit on Your Grave 2

In Defense of Rape-Revenge Films

Through some of my writings as of late, I’ve come to discover that I have a greater concern for the way women are treated in horror films. If you call me a feminist, I’ll just say thank yo...

Horror Remakes That Missed the Point of the Original

Horror movie remakes can be both good and bad simultaneously. Some reboots are wonderful technical achievements but fail at recapturing the magic of the original. Many remakes may even look good on pa...

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Remake Comparison – The Last House On The Left

The 2009 remake of The Last House on the Left had a fairly warm reception. A lot of people liked it. But it never had the name power nor the legacy of a film like Nightmare on Elm Street or Friday the...

The infamous cannibal holocaust directed by Ruggero Deodato.

Nastiest Video Nasties – Banned Horror

[soliloquy id=”10971″] Video nasties were the general term for the movies that were banned in the UK in the early 1980’s, criticized for the violence and sexuality. Some of them weren’t as...

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