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Nightmare on Elm Street Ranking

It’s the horror franchise that came to define a generation: campy, scary, and packed full of quotable lines, Wes Craven’s Nightmare on Elm Street series was to prove his most indelible imprint on the horror genre. But, with no less than eight movies to its name, we need a definitive ranking of the series. As it is, you’re just going to have to stick with my opinion on the matter.

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Frankenstein vs. The Mummy

They have been horror icons almost since their earliest cinematic incarnations: Frankenstein’s Monster and the Mummy represent our collective fear of death. These shambling mockeries of living beings are both powerful and less than perfect at the same time – a reminder that, sooner or later, our bodies will break down and die. Most successfully, both Universal and Hammer studios have had respectable ties to both monsters, but their status as public domain concepts means anyone can take a stab at them. So it’s no surprise that someone finally staged a wrestling match between the two titans of terror.

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John Carpenter’s Influence

Everyone has their favorites. Some people are huge Spielberg fans. Some people can name and love every Kubrick film. Some people adore the classics by Hitchcock or Ford. Me? You tell me I get to watch a John Carpenter film, and I’m ready in seconds.

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Women in Horror

Women in Horror

Staff Picks September 23, 2015 0

Women in horror are having a comeback. Between the critically acclaimed The Babadook and The Cabin in the Woods, we’re seeing a revival of women who star, not just as final girls or kick-ass heroines, but as nuanced, interesting portrayals that span every facet of the horror genre. But where has this feminine comeback come from?

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The Babadook

Horror films, more often than not, are hinged on our primal fears. Death or dismemberment being brought down by mythological monsters or knife wielding psychopaths are such common sights that fans cheer them on. But what of the trauma? The fear of ourselves or our loved ones going mad? Often, as horror fans we forget that these are the truly challenging terrors of real life.

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Official Trailer for Indie Sensation ‘Felt’ is Out
On a limited theatre release, Felt circles around the themes of a female character working through past sexual trauma as she navigates a male-dominated society. The imagery is visceral, the topics at hand forcing viewers to question their own norms as the main character wraps herself in a world full... Read more