Halloween III Season of the Witch: Halloween Sequel Has More Treats Than Tricks

Every long-running movie franchise or television series has one. It’s that sequel or season that disappointed its fanbase. Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans hated on the fourth season. When Friday the 13th tried to move on without Jason Voorhees, Paramount immediately course-corrected with their next sequel. After two successful Halloween movies, John Carpenter decided it […]

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It Chapter Two Clowns Around

Two years ago, Andy Muschietti (Mama) scored a big hit with his update of Stephen King’s It. Despite an R-rating, It managed approximately $327 million at the box office. Even the critics overwhelmingly endorsed the big-screen remake. We’re now amidst something of a Stephen King renaissance. Earlier this year, a Pet Sematary remake hit theatres. […]

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Hell House LLC Lake of Fire: The Abaddon Hotel Should Have Stayed Closed

Four years ago, found-footage horror movie Hell House LLC quietly impressed genre fans. After a few repeat viewings, my opinion of Stephen Cognetti’s haunted attraction chiller has only improved. All the scares hold up. Last year, Cognetti partnered with horror streaming service, Shudder, for sequel, Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel. Though the surprise […]

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Freddy’s Dead: Still A Bad Movie in Two or Three Dimensions

Freddy Krueger and the Elm Street franchise are horror royalty. Wes Craven’s ‘boogeyman’ sits with Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers as part of the contemporary ‘holy trinity’ of horror. Across four decades, the Elm Street movies have grossed approximately $370 million. But like most horror franchises, each successive sequel generally saw a drop in quality. […]

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The Exorcist III: A Worthy Follow-Up To a Horror Classic

Nearly 50 years after its release, The Exorcist remains a classic horror movie. None of its ability to shock has faded. Four years later, Hollywood followed up with Exorcist II: The Heretic. Lightning didn’t strike twice. Director John Boorman took the sequel in a very different direction with disastrous results. Today, critics and fans alike […]

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The Howling II: Horror Sequel May Have You Howling for All the Wrong Reasons

Joe Dante’s The Howling is a classic horror movie. Aside from An American Werewolf in London, it’s one of the best werewolf movies of all time. Interestingly, however, The Howling has produced one of the more bizarre horror franchises. To date, studios have churned out seven sequels over four decades. Most of these sequels were […]

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47 Meters Down Uncaged: Superior Sequel Takes a Bite Out of Summer

What’s summer without a good killer shark movie? Last year’s The Meg was fine but largely forgettable. Crawl already gave us killer alligators last month. Two summers ago, shark thriller 47 Meters Down surprised at the box office. Though it was a modest box office hit, 47 Meters Downs was a somewhat lacklustre movie with […]

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Annabelle Comes Home: The Conjuring’s Greatest Hits

Aside from a couple of poorly received entires, The Conjuring franchise has been box office gold. Arguably it’s one of the more successful shared filmr-verses outside of Marvel. Even the critically underwhelming The Nun qualified as a box office hit. But recently released Annabelle Comes Home is now the seventh movie in the series, including […]

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Anacondas – The Hunt for the Blood Orchid: More Snakes, Less Jennifer Lopez

The summer heat has finally arrived. If you’re a horror fan, maybe that means camping and ‘don’t go in the woods’ horror movies. Or perhaps you’re more inclined watch ‘creepy crawly’ horror flicks. Killer shark movies, Giant bugs. Hungry crocodiles. In 1997, Columbia Pictures enjoyed a surprise box office hit with the Jennifer Lopez-starring Anaconda. […]

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Friday the 13th Part 2: The Killing Continues in Series’ Best Sequel

Friday the 13th is one of the most successful horror franchises of all time. Not as critically appreciated as some of its horror peers, it’s still one of the 80’s ‘Big Three’. Jason Voorhees is as engrained in mainstream consciousness as Dracula or Frankenstein. But we haven’t seen a new franchise entry since the 2009 […]

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