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The Top 5 Best Slasher Treats to Cut Through Your Christmas Stockings

The exploitative sub-genre known as the slasher film is a very basic type of horror rarely challenging its audience. It relies purely on its unsophistication with familiar tropes to entertain, employing a simple chase-and-kill formula with often campy and cheesy… Continue Reading

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Halloween II (1981) 35 Years Later – A Worthy Companion Piece to the Original or Not? Part 2 of 2: The Companion Piece

Halloween II is more than just a follow-up to the original film as it is very much a companion piece. It does what very few sequels do by picking up exactly where the previous installment ends continuing “The Night HE… Continue Reading

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Halloween II (1981) 35 Years Later – A Worthy Companion Piece to the Original or Not? Part 1 of 2: The Original

John Carpenter’s original 1978 theatrical version of Halloween is best viewed as a singular work rather than part of the franchise it spawned. Beginning with Halloween II, that first film’s elements became more and more tainted as the series went… Continue Reading

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Retrospective: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) – 30 Years of Pure Evil

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer inspired by the real life serial killer Henry Lee Lucas is a character study portrayal of the titular character. This true-life inspiration is based more on Lucas’ confessions and fantasies rather than the actual… Continue Reading