Final Destination: Death’s Design 20 Years Later

Franchises are a staple of the horror genre. From the beginnings of horror cinema, Universal had their ‘Monsters’ and Hammer Films’ pumped out their Frankenstein and Dracula sequels for over a decade. During the ‘Golden Era’ of slashers in the 1980’s, Friday the 13th, Halloween, and A Nightmare on Elm Street sequels ruled. But by […]

Read More

Body Parts: Pieces of a Good Movie Never Stitched Together

Welcome to a new column on the blog – It Came From the 90’s. Horror fans love the 80’s. In the last decade, we’ve seen horror re-emerge to new heights reminiscent of the 1970’s. Despite the 2000’s maligned ‘Torture Porn’ and remake crazes, the genre still had healthy box office life. But the 90’s seems […]

Read More

Ghost Ship: Does This Supernatural Chiller Sink or Swim?

Somewhere between New Line Cinemas and Blumhouse Productions, Dark Castle Entertainment shone briefly as horror king. Named after horror master William Castle, the studio was created with the purpose of remaking his classic movies. Within just a few years, Dark Castle produced remakes of 13 Ghosts, The House on Haunted Hill, and House of Wax. […]

Read More

Final Destination: No One Escapes These Death Scenes

Believe it or not, the Final Destination series is among the highest grossing horror franchises. Not bad for what’s essentially a slasher movie with a premise that should defy sequels. Seriously, how many times can a ‘random’ person have a premonition that allows them to cheat death? Temporarily, at least. In spite of its silly […]

Read More

Maniac: From Grindhouse to Art-House Horror

William Lustig’s splatter exploitation film, Maniac, remains one of the more controversial horror movies from the 1980’s. It never quite reached the levels of infamy of Silent Night, Deadly Night. Nevertheless, Maniac found its way onto the United Kingdom’s Video Nasties List. Critics have alternately labelled it as tasteless, misogynistic, or both. Among the vast […]

Read More