‘Scream 2’ Revisited 25 Years Later

The Scream franchise has been up and down over the years. The lastest characters who were in the fifth installment released earlier this year weren’t even born yet during the events of the first one. The first Scream was a surprise hit mostly for the way it didn’t take itself too seriously. In an attemptContinue reading “‘Scream 2’ Revisited 25 Years Later”

Why ‘Home Alone 2’ Is Actually A Biblical Horror Movie

The first Home Alone was a suprise hit that catapulted a young child actor named Macaulay Culkin to the A-list star status that would quickly end abruptly in 1994 when Culkin stopped acting for about a decade. Most of it was because of personal problems with his father/manager Kit Culkin. The first movie was aboutContinue reading “Why ‘Home Alone 2’ Is Actually A Biblical Horror Movie”

‘Legend Of Boggy Creek’ Turns 50

While everyone knows The Godfather that came out in 1972 and was one of the biggest blockbusters of all time as well as the biggest money maker of the year, one might be puzzled that The Legend of Boggy Creek was just as profitable. Produced on a measly $160,000 at the time which would’ve beenContinue reading “‘Legend Of Boggy Creek’ Turns 50”

‘Bram’s Stoker’s Dracula’ A Wonderful Gothic Horror Movie

Ask someone what they think of when you mention Dracula, and it’s either Bela Lugosi or Christopher Lee. Lugosi so embraced the character that rumor has it his dying wishes were to be buried in the vampire cape. As for Lee, he brought the character to the post-WWII Technicolor era through the Hammer films. ThereContinue reading “‘Bram’s Stoker’s Dracula’ A Wonderful Gothic Horror Movie”

Why ‘Exorcist III’ Deserves A Second Look

The Exorcist is one of the most popular horror movies of all time. It was a media sensation in the early to mid-1970s, so a sequel was inevitable. Unfortunately, that sequel was The Exorcist II: The Heretic. Despite a cast that included Louise Fletcher, hot off her Oscar win for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’sContinue reading “Why ‘Exorcist III’ Deserves A Second Look”

‘Dawn Of The Dead’ Is The Quintessential Zombie Apocalypse Movie

George A. Romero wasn’t the first to envision a dystopia world where a virus has turned humans into something else. Richard Matheson did it with I Am Legend which had been turned into The Last Man on Earth and The Omega Man. Then in the late 1960s, he made Night of the Living Dead. TheContinue reading “‘Dawn Of The Dead’ Is The Quintessential Zombie Apocalypse Movie”

Greed And Consumerism Haunt ‘Poltergeist’

When I was in college, a professor brought it up on how we have designed our bedrooms, living rooms and dens around the TV. In the olden days, someone could turn on a radio and hear it all around the house. TVs have to be seen. That’s part of their word, “vision.” One year, IContinue reading “Greed And Consumerism Haunt ‘Poltergeist’”

‘Company Of Wolves’ Spotlights Angela Lansbury’s Versatility

Dame Angela Lansbury was one of those celebrities who just seem excel in whatever role she took. She seem to take each role and make us look beyond the actress. Earlier this week on Oct. 11, she passed away at the age of 96. By the time The Company of the Wolves opened in SeptemberContinue reading “‘Company Of Wolves’ Spotlights Angela Lansbury’s Versatility”

‘Dark Night Of The Scarecrow’ Excels As Made-For-TV Horror/Thriller

Dark Night of the Scarecrow is a reminder of a bye-gone era in which made-for-TV movies were just as good as what was shown in the theaters. You have Brian’s Song and Duel which both proved to be such hits that they were shown in theaters with Duel getting additional footage shot by a youngContinue reading “‘Dark Night Of The Scarecrow’ Excels As Made-For-TV Horror/Thriller”

‘Lost Highway’ Is A Neo-Noir Nightmarish Path

Lost Highway was David Lynch’s first movie since he rose to mainstream sucess in middle America with Twin Peaks and its less than stellar prequel, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. It’s a movie about murder and debauchery in southern California and even more surprising is how much the cast is connected to some ofContinue reading “‘Lost Highway’ Is A Neo-Noir Nightmarish Path”