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One of horror’s most popular and enduring subgenres is the slasher, with origins that can be traced, arguably, back to 1960 and Alfred Hitchcock’s game-changing classic Psycho. But two decades later is when the subgenre […]
Hollywood has crafted some incredible and captivating stories over the past century. Unfortunately, there are many more atrocities than there are masterpieces, and the horror genre is responsible for a large portion of the garbage produced. It’s […]
Not long after the 1931 test screenings of Universal’s massively successful Frankenstein, there was talk of a sequel. While director James Whale initially wanted nothing to do with a followup, his success with The Invisible Man in 1933 made him the studio’s only […]
Describing a Stephen King adaptation as “beloved” is about as specific as describing a Platinum Dunes remake as “terrible” or “completely unnecessary.” It’s just not enough information to go on. Even with the stiff competition, 1989’s Pet […]
The explosion of the horror genre on film in mostly thanks to one studio. From the ’30s through the ’50s, Universal Studios cranked out movie after movie featuring our favorite monsters, and audiences couldn’t wait to see more […]
Just one year after Boris Karloff shocked audiences as Frankenstein’s Monster, he reunited with makeup artist Jack Pierce for The Mummy. The first of Universal’s Classic Monsters to not be based in literature, The Mummy spawned four […]
20 years ago Wes Craven released the first sequel to his genre-bending slasher film, Scream. Released on December 12, 1997, Scream 2 follows a shaken Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) to college where she’s tormented by a […]