Will You Play Truth or Dare?

Blumhouse Productions looks to continue its domination of horror in the cineplex with its latest release, Truth or Dare. Over the last several years, the genre-specialty studio has played a huge role in re-branding horror and increasing its appeal among mainstream audiences. One could even argue that Blumhouse has become to the 2000’s what Universal […]

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A Bay of Blood: Grandfather of The Modern Slasher

Acclaimed Italian horror director Mario Bava, along with Dario Argento, is often credited with giving birth to the American slasher film. His 1971 giallo thriller, A Bay of Blood, alternately known as Twitch of the Death Nerve or Carnage, is frequently cited as directly influencing Friday the 13th. Boasting a total of 13 death scenes, […]

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Friday the 13th: Examining the Legacy of a Classic

It’s hard to believe that the original Friday the 13th was released nearly 28 years ago. Hitting theatres on May 9th, 1980, Friday the 13th would go on to earn just north of $39 million. Over the last three decades, this small film would lead to nine sequels, a crossover film, and a remake. It […]

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