Tag Archives: Slasher
The Orphan Killer Review
It’s no secret that the slasher sub-genre is my favorite of all when it comes to horror cinema. When done correctly, these films can be both shocking and entertaining. These days, however, it is rare to watch a slasher film that isn’t merely an attempt of reproducing the 80’s golden era with the term ‘throwback’ in mind. Luckily for us diehard fans, there are still a few filmmakers out there who produce some real quality slasher material. One of those [...]
While I love all sub-genres of horror, it’s a pretty safe bet that my favorite of all time is the slasher. I tend to gravitate to them and try to watch as many of the newer ones as I can. I even find some that I enjoy quite a bit (see Last Girl Standing), but I can’t help but hold them up to the standard that was set by the greats from the 1980s. Will there ever be a [...]
Last Girl Standing Review
All [good] slasher movies have them. The them I’m referring to is, of course, the sole survivor, the last one left, the final girl. The trope of the ‘final girl’ has been explored more deeply in recent years with films like Final Girl and The Final Girls, both appropriately named, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t more to be done with the idea. That’s exactly what director Ben Moody wanted to show us horror fans with his feature film, [...]
The 2012 film Found was an amazing feature that quickly gained a following and earned itself quite the reputation. The main characters, Marty and Steve, both have opposite reactions to a film [within the film] called Headless. With a fan base growing for Found, the question was bound to come up — “Will Headless ever be a feature?” At first, the answer was no… until writers Nathan Erdel and Todd Rigney created a world worth exploring.
Dr. Giggles Review
There are tons of horror movies I’ve missed out on over the years. Some of which I’ve never heard of and others that I simply just forgot about. A number of things happen that seem to jog my memory. Regrettably, this time around, it was the untimely passing of the film’s star, Larry Drake, that reminded me of this film’s existence. The movie that I’m referring to is Manny Coto’s Dr. Giggles.
Doctor Evan Rendell escapes from the ward [...]
Slaughter High Review
When Skip and his crew target the school nerd, Marty, an overly demeaning April Fool’s Day prank ends up causing Marty to be horribly disfigured. Ten years later, the crew is invited back to their old school for a reunion, but things take a sinister turn when they discover Marty invited them all back for his own personal April Fool’s Day.
This film obviously was originally titled “April Fool’s Day,” but they had to change the name, when director Fred [...]
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Review
In 1986, Tobe Hooper, the mastermind behind 1974’s classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre set out to do something nobody ever expected — He set out to make a sequel to a movie that in no way could ever have a sequel. A movie like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre really could never have a direct sequel, due to the type of film it is. It was a masterpiece, a horror film that opened up like a real life crime story. A [...]