Paranormal Activity: Ranking the Found-Footage Franchise

Cannibal Holocaust introduced grindhouse fans to the found-footage format. Two decades later, The Blair Witch Project took the format mainstream with its pre-viral marketing campaign and pseudo-documentary approach. A handful of found-footage horror movies would surface in the early 2000’s. Yet Paranormal Activity was the true follow-up box office hit that cemented the approach as […]

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[REC]: Ranking the Spanish Found-Footage Series

Spain has given us some memorable horror movies. In just the last few years, Veronica, The Platform, La Llorona and Tigers Are Not Afraid how impressed critics and audiences alike. Legendary director Guillermo del Toro is responsible for genre classics Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, and Pan’s Labyrinth. As the found-footage subgenre was gaining traction, Spanish […]

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Late to the Party: Eight Under-Appreciated Horror Sequels

Sequels are going to happen. Like death and taxes, successful horror movies – even by modest standards – are going to spawn follow-ups. No expects these sequels to rival their inspirations. In most cases, fans just want to re-visit what made the first experience so much fun. Occasionally, critics and fans revolt against the Hollywood […]

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Sometimes They Don’t Come Back: Five Horror Movies That Deserved a Sequel

It seems as though just about every horror movie that’s remotely successful gets a sequel. But the original was a self-contained story that didn’t lend itself to another movie? Doesn’t matter. Jaws, a horror classic that in no way required a sequel, produced three follow-ups. But your killer died at the end of the movie? […]

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The Wrong Turn Franchise: Ranking the Series from Inedible to Tasty

They can’t all be Friday the 13th, Halloween, or A Nightmare on Elm Street. To fill the void between A-list horror franchise releases, you need some B-list franchises – Child’s Play, Final Destination, or Resident Evil. Even Hellraiser had few decent theatrical sequels before churning out discount bin straight-to-video “hell” crap. And then there are […]

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Do You Want to Play A Game? Ranking The Saw Franchise

Somewhere in between ‘masked slashers’ and ‘insidious conjurings’, torture porn briefly reigned in horror. From Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects to Eli Roth’s Hostel and the ‘New French Extremity‘ movement, horror fans flocked to movies characterized by extreme graphic violence. However, it all started with James Wan’s Saw in 2004. The low-budget movie kickstarted a […]

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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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You Can’t Kill the Boogeyman: How To Watch The Halloween Franchise

It’s every horror fan’s favourite time of year. Halloween is just days away now. No doubt, many of you have already been queuing up your favourite scary movies. But what’s more fun than a movie marathon of your favourite series? And what better time to re-visit the Halloween franchise itself. But like any long-running horror […]

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