March 11, 2023.Reading time 9 minutes.
Just one year removed from the Scream legacy sequel, and Scream VI has already hit the cineplexes. Aside from maybe Evil Dead Rise, the latest sequel is arguably this year’s most anticipated horror offering. Most franchises are running on fumes after their fourth entry. But writers James Vanderbilt and Gary Busick – taking over the […]
May 8, 2022.Reading time 13 minutes.
Across Parts I to IV, we’ve counted the best slasher movies of all time from Number 50 to Number 11. Now it’s time to list the best of the best as we’ve finally made it to the Top 10. Not surprisingly, familiar classics make the grade with maybe one or two surprises. Wes Craven, Dario […]
April 5, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
By the late 1980s, the slasher subgenre was long past its expiry date. At this point, most slasher movies were campy straight-to-video efforts that barely qualified as B-movies. Occasionally, a high concept slasher, like Child’s Play, still broke out and found success. But not even Wes Craven could really revive the slasher in 1989. He’d […]
September 15, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
In the 1970s, Wes Craven directed two landmark horror movies – The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes. A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream followed in the 80s and 90s. That’s an impressive legacy. Yet somewhere in between The Hills Have Eyes and Elm Street, Craven struggled to connect with […]
July 28, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
After Wes Craven completed his Scream trilogy, horror fans waited several years for the director’s next movie. By 2005, the wait was over – Craven released two movies that year. One of those movies was a decent thriller, Red Eye, that enjoyed some success. As for the second release, Craven’s werewolf thriller Cursed lived up […]
June 14, 2020.Reading time 8 minutes.
In a decade best known for Scream and the brief slasher-lite renaissance along with the Silence of the Lambs-inspired serial killer thrillers, you’d be forgiven for not remembering Wishmaster. Like its evil genie, The Djinn, Wishmaster has languished in a prison of obscurity. Believe it or not, Wes Craven himself produced this forgotten 90’s horror […]
April 21, 2020.Reading time 9 minutes.
Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes studio has produced a handful of successful original horror movies (A Quiet Place, The Purge series). However, horror fans primarily know the studio for its assembly line of 2000’s remakes. Over the course of the decade, Platinum Dunes tackledThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, The Amityville Horror, and even VHS […]
April 15, 2020.Reading time 11 minutes.
Slasher movies live or die based on their death scenes. No pun intended. When Wes Craven made A Nightmare on Elm Street, he created one of the genre’s most enduring classics. And he gifted horror with Freddy Krueger, an iconic boogeyman. With its ‘dreamworld’ premise, Craven also opened up a world of possibilities for the […]