Shudder: Introducing Clive Barker’s Hellraiser & Hellraiser II: Hellbound

There have been many Pandora’s boxes in film history: the box at the end of Kiss Me Deadly, the ark at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the little blue box at the end of Mulholland Drive. None are perhaps as visually striking or popular as The Lament Configuration, the fictional Lemarchand’s puzzle …

Favorites: Top Five Films of 1993

Here at 25YLSite, we handle a lot of heavy lifting. Analysis, interpretation, deep discussion, introspective interviews…you name it, we’ve got it. “Favorites” takes a lighter approach to the material we normally cover. Each week, we will take you through a list of favorites—whether its moments, scenes, episodes, characters, lines of dialogue, whatever!—in bite-sized articles perfect …

Decorated Cupcakes Expectations and Frozen Pizza Realities: Tully’s Meditation on Motherhood

Charlize Theron as Marlo Moreau in Tully

No force completely upends your life, changing your body and your being, quite like motherhood. It is only through a pregnancy where a woman becomes a vessel for another human life and where her own life is no longer her only priority. Motherhood is a journey that impacts daily life, creates new routines and future …

Jack Sholder Discusses Directing A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, The Hidden, Early Days of New Line & More!

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing director Jack Sholder. In this interview, we spent 90 minutes discussing Jack's first 3 features: Alone in the Dark, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 and The Hidden at great length. This kind of in-depth look back at Jack's earliest work made for a really interesting conversation that …