In 1996, Scream entered the failing horror scene with an established horror director but completely new everything else. It paid off then–how does it hold up now?
Author: Your Intrepid Host
Unlike its peers, ‘Urban Legend’ isn’t trying too hard. One might say it isn’t trying at all. The only ‘challenging’ aspect is keeping track of its internal urban myth bingo.
A great movie to emphasize ‘fuck death!’ Originally a draft X-Files script, Final Destination was supposed to be an ‘anti-slasher’ movie. It’s an anti-something, all right. It gets crazy, it gets dumb. Let’s die-ve into Death’s Die-sign!
I Know What You Did Last Summer is ‘prime’ teen slasher horror. Our cast is quintessentially 90s. The villain cloaked in an improbable, vaguely menacing costume. The script has the depth of a puddle. It is not a good product. But it is entertainingly mock-able.
Horror is something I truly love. It gives me an escape. It makes me think. It gives me catharsis. It gives me a creative buzz. But currently, it’s tremendously psychologically difficult to engage with.
The Lodge has offerings that any horror fan can appreciate—creepy dolls, 80s home-videos, cults, clips from The Thing, etc. But it is a bleak jaunt to the cinema.
Dread is a modest love letter to great gaming and great horror. An innocent Jenga® tower is all you need to play. But players soon find that 54 stacked little wooden blocks can breed terror.
“Let me tell you something about these tattoos, okay? That is Wiccan, that is Icelandic, that is Jewish, that’s just gibberish. They are completely conflicting ideologies, and that does not make you a wicked witch, it makes you full of shit!”
Part 3 in our 12 Crimes of Christmas Series! Featuring: Edgar Poe, Al Capone, a deadly dinner, and a very bad Santa!
Part 2 in our 12 Crimes of Christmas Series! Featuring: A quaint pie murder, one man’s revenge against Domino’s pizza, a missing family, and a bank robbery featuring St. Nick!