Urban Legend: The Beginning of the End for the Slasher Renaissance

Last weekend, Slender Man brought the Internet urban legend to life on the big screen. Sadly, the meme-based boogeyman was a critical dud. It’s too bad because urban legends are rich with opportunity for horror movies. Most urban legends have developed over years based on deeply entrenched fears just waiting to be exploited. In a […]

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Wes Craven: Remembering The Master’s Best Films

It’s hard to believe that one of horror’s masters has been gone now for almost three years. A glance at Wes Craven’s filmography offers a staggering reminder of the contributions he made to the genre. In fact, Craven re-imagined horror in three different decades. The Last House on the Left was one of a handful of 1970’s […]

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The Final Girl: Five Best Examples in Friday the 13th

Today, horror fans are pretty familiar with the concept of the ‘Final Girl’. Following Wes Craven’s post-modern Scream , slasher films have only gotten more meta In fact, horror movies now openly acknowledge the ‘Final Girl’ trope. Little seen and underrated Cherry Falls flipped the convention by having its killer targeting virgins. Cult classic Behind the […]

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