September 25, 2020.Reading time 11 minutes.
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 […]
April 30, 2020.Reading time 24 minutes.
They’re a Hollywood staple. Call them franchises or, the more en vogue term, ‘shared universes’. If you don’t have one, you want one. Already have one – develop more of them. Aside from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Warner Bros has their DC Extended Universe and the MonsterVerse. But the horror genre has always had franchises […]
January 27, 2020.Reading time 10 minutes.
Years before Joker raised a furor, the American Psychiatric Associated (APA) levelled similar criticisms at DC Comics. Specifically, the APA took issue with Batman’s ‘rogues gallery’ and its misrepresentation of mental illness. Outside of comics, popular culture has historically misrepresented mental illness. Like mainstream news media, our movies and television entertainment have propagated the myth […]