Favorites: Top Five Scariest Non-Slasher Movies

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 it's moments, scenes, episodes, characters, lines of dialogue, whatever!---in bite-sized articles perfect …

Halloween III: Season of the Witch – Why People Hate One of My Favorite Movies & Why I Don’t Care

Halloween III: Season of the Witch follows Dr. Challis (Tom Atkins) and Ellie Grimbridge (Stacey Nelkin), who is trying to find out why her father---who was brought into Challis’ hospital at the beginning of the film---was murdered by a man who promptly went out to his car and lit himself on fire (causing one of …

The Secret History of Twin Peaks: Dr. Jacoby (Secrets and Mysteries, Part 9)

When Mark Frost's Secret History of Twin Peaks was released almost exactly 2 years ago, I hoped it would bridge a gap between the epic finale of Season 2 of Twin Peaks and the new season that would be airing on Showtime. And although I loved so many aspects of the book when I first …

American Horror Story: Apocalypse – “Return to Murder House” (S8E6)

This is the episode American Horror Story fans have been waiting and yearning for since Freak Show: The return of Jessica Lange. Directed by mainstay Sarah Paulson this feature-length episode definitely didn't disappoint but at the same time also had a few negatives for me. The episode was billed as 'going back to where it …

The Subconscious, Kevin Finnerty & Dream Logic In The Sopranos

The Sopranos never shied away from the power of dreams and the subconscious. Often mistaken as "just a mafia show" by those who never gave the series a chance, some of The Sopranos magic came from its willingness to embrace more abstract concepts such as intuition and dream logic, which aren't exactly traits commonly associated …

The Firefly Family Massacre: A Rob Zombie Retrospective – Part 1

Love him or loathe him, Rob Zombie is one of the leading forces in modern horror cinema. A filmmaker whose name alone brings about either applause or ridicule, much to the pleasure (or pain) of his audience over the past 15 years since his directorial debut, House of 1000 Corpses. You know you're watching "a …

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor: Teamwork Wins the Day in Doctor Who’s “The Ghost Monument”

"Okay you three. I’m almost gonna miss you." That's what the Doctor said to Ryan, Yaz, and Graham as she pointed her newly made sonic screwdriver at a homemade teleport device. She thought she'd be reunited with her beloved TARDIS and settle into her new life cycle. Instead, she and her newly minted companions found themselves …

Director Ben Eckstein Discusses His Film Zero Fucks, Twin Peaks Connections, Trump & More!

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with director Ben Eckstein about his upcoming film Zero Fucks, which is about to enter the crowdfunding stage to help with post-production costs. This film has a really interesting concept and there's a large Twin Peaks presence in the cast that we speak about. I hope you enjoy …