March 16, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
Once the direct-to-video franchise had been to the ‘hood’ and then to outer space, there wasn’t much left to do but reboot the whole thing. Afterall, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre had already gone the reboot route. And the Leprechaun series was barely a B-level horror franchise […]
October 29, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
Though it’s hard to believe, nearly 15 years have passed since Paranormal Activity rode a brilliant marketing plan en route to massive box office success. If The Blair Witch Project introduced mainstream audiences to the found-footage format, Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity solidified it as a bankable horror subgenre. Five sequels follow over the next eight […]
October 2, 2019.Reading time 7 minutes.
Hellraiser, Children of the Corn, Puppet Master, and The Amityville Horror. What does these horror franchises all have in common? An endless supply of sequels of which only the most dedicated fans would be aware. At this point, I’ve lost count of how many sequels, prequel, and remakes constitute The Amityville franchise. Just earlier this […]