June 13, 2020.Reading time 8 minutes.
Horror movies that blur the line between fiction and reality are nothing new. John Carpenter pulled it off with In The Mouth of Madness. Before he succeeded with Scream, Wes Craven did meta-horror with his New Nightmare. At the end of the century, The Blair Witch Project blurred lines between reality and entertainment with their […]
June 3, 2020.Reading time 9 minutes.
By the mid-2000’s, audiences were wise to horror rules and conventions. Wes Craven’s Scream pulled the curtain on tired tropes and re-invigorated the genre. But Hollywood was slow to change and the slasher-lite renaissance that followed recycled the same narratives without Craven’s self-awareness. And remakes and ‘Torture Porn’ characterized horror for most of the aughts. […]
December 20, 2018.Reading time 8 minutes.
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 […]
June 7, 2018.Reading time 7 minutes.
Earlier this week marked the birthday of horror icon, Robert Englund. As everyone’s favourite demonic ‘sandman’, Robert Englund’s portrayal of Freddy Krueger created a pop culture icon. Simply put, Englund and Craven gave the horror genre one of its most recognizable and enduring monsters. In honour of Englund’s birthday, in this edition of The Vault, I take […]