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 […]

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The Final Destination: A Car Crash of a Sequel

As a new (hopefully) weekly feature, Worst, Movie, Ever will be a place to take second glances at movies with bad reputations. No, this won’t be a column where we look obvious candidates like Troll 2 or Plan 9 from Outer Space. To be fair, realistic expectations for those movies should have been low. Occasionally, […]

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The Saw is Family: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

After over 40 years, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remains among the most influential horror movies ever made. Tobe Hooper’s re-defining classic is the rare example of a movie that has lost none of its ability to shock with time. Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street – each of these movies owes some […]

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The Next Generation: The Best ‘Worst’ Texas Chainsaw Sequel

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remains a pivotal modern horror film. Tobe Hooper’s nihilistic masterpiece was a forerunner to the 80’s slasher craze. Yet as compared to the film franchises it inspired, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has a pretty spotty franchise track record. There are bad Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Elm Street movies. But those […]

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Scream: Is It Still Your Favourite Scary Movie?

When I decided to include a section of the blog entitled The Vault, the intent was to explore movies that have significantly impacted horror. In the last 25 to 30 years, has any horror movie had as much impact as Wes Craven’s Scream? Released on December 20, 1996, Scream is arguably one of the most […]

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The Predator Misses the Target

At the start of 2018, The Predator was one of my most anticipated movies of the year. The original Predator remains one of the best action films ever produced. And yes, I am an unabashed fan of the 2010 Predators. Early marketing material for Shane Black’s sequel/soft reboot was absolutely stellar. When reviews starting pouring […]

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Leprechaun Returns: A Pot of Gold For Series’ Fans

Let’s be honest. The Leprechaun series is the most ridiculous franchise in the horror genre, followed closely by The Puppet Master series. But like the Hellraiser and those Puppet Master movies, Leprechaun movies have been quietly getting made for 25 years now. To date, an unbelievable seven Leprechaun movies have made the direct-to-video rounds. Now […]

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The Wolf Man: Hair of the Dog That Bit You

By the early 1940’s, the Universal Monsters and their respective franchises were losing steam. Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Invisble Man were all into multiple sequel territory. Thus, in December 1941, Universal Studios opted to step outside classic literature, delivering a new monster movie classic – The Wolf Man. The move proved to be a success, extending […]

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Child’s Play: Ranking Chucky’s Best and Worst Movies Over 30 Years

The Child’s Play franchise may be the most interesting of the major horror franchises. Created by Don Mancini, the Child’s Play movies have never achieved the same level of love or reverence as the Halloween or Elm Street series. Poor Chucky has always been tucked firmly somewhere in between smaller horror series, like the Hellraiser […]

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