Most horror nerds who were teens in the 1990’s probably remember the original Scream with fondness. The 1996 meta-slasher flick featured a witty script by Kevin Williamson and was directed by genre titan, Wes Craven. The move spawned three sequels, all of which had their moments, in this writer’s opinion. It also created a pocket industry of snarky horror flicks that flooded the market, many of which were pretty bad. However in the 21st century, everything old is new again and TV has become the stronghold of quality genre entertainment once held by the multiplex. Like the Ghostface killer, Scream has been reborn again, this time on the small screen. Thanks to my handy Netflix account I was able to put the entire first season on a slab and now I’m able to give you the autopsy!Read more
Don’t Answer The Phone. Don’t Open The Door. Don’t Try To Escape.Read more
Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, Sidney’s appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger.Read more
Ah, Dracula…Corrupter. Destroyer. Movie star.
Bram Stoker’s immortal Count has been mutilated, mutated, and reborn endless times on the screen, and no doubt will continue to do so into this relatively young century. The mythology Stoker tapped into is as restless as the bloodsucker himself, and if there is no rest for the wicked, Dracula shouldn’t expect nice nap for a good long while.Read more
If you followed the trail of the dead last week then you would have found yourself at the 11th annual Texas Frightmare Weekend. Scores of fans eagerly anticipating a never ending gore fest were no doubt in for a treat. With guests like Director George A. Romero, cast members of hit slashers like Scream and Halloween 2 and many more, you couldn’t get enough.Read more
Trust nothing, trust us. Watch the official trailer for Scream: The TV Series Season 2, premiering Monday, May 30th on MTV.Read more
Bigger, broader, but not necessarily better, returning director Anthony Hickox expands the original film’s wax museum plot into a time travel adventure movie, resulting in more horror movie homages and a much goofier tone. If the original is a predecessor to Scream, this movie can be seen as a warm-up to Scary Movie.Read more