Born Angel Myers, Raised Laurie Strode: A Rob Zombie Retrospective – Part 2

Laurie Strode wears Michael Myers' mask in Halloween II

The release of John Carpenter's Halloween in 1978 ushered in a new decade of horror, which would forever change the artistic landscape and commercial profitability of the genre. An era that would become as synonymous for its masked serial killers and final girls as the 1930s were for the Universal Classic Monsters and the 1950s …

Three Women and a Boogeyman: Michael Myers Returns in Halloween (2018)

Michael Myers returns in Halloween

40 years after the release of the slasher film that changed the game, Halloween and Michael Myers are back and so are returning franchise alumni Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle, and John Carpenter. With this latest revival being spearheaded by Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions, three of the 25YL crew had been counting down the …

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

The Firefly Family up to no good in The Devil's Rejects

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 …

Favorites: Top 5 Slasher Sequels

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 …

As Seen on Twin Peaks: Jennifer Jason Leigh in Annihilation

What is the first film you think of when you hear Jennifer Jason Leigh's name? For some, I imagine Fast Times at Ridgemont High was a quintessential film from their youth. Am I right? For others, it could be something as recent as The Hateful Eight, which unquestionably became her most critically acclaimed work when …

Ghoul: A Netflix Original Miniseries – “Reveal Their Guilt, Eat Their Flesh”

Now, this is the show I thought I was going to get from minute one. The third and final part of Ghoul brings the tension, horror and bloodshed I was waiting to see, and even further enhances the parallels between it and The Thing. We already knew the characters in Ghoul weren't to be trusted …

Favorites: Top 5 Film-Related Podcasts

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! …