Remaking a Classic: Revisiting the Friday the 13th Remake 10 Years Later

Derek Mears as Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th (2009)

While Hollywood as a whole is known for an abundance of remakes, the horror genre stands out as having an incredibly high amount of popular films remade. Remakes amongst horror fans are a controversial topic, and many horror fans are purists and don't want to see films they love re-envisioned. Then there are other horror …

Eyes Without a Face vs The Skin I Live In: What Makes a Film Shock-Worthy?

“My face frightens me. My mask frightens me even more”. With these iconic lines, we are introduced to Christiane Génessier (Edith Scob), the bizarre heroine of Georges Franju's Eyes Without a Face. Released in 1960, the film soon became one of the most controversial of the era, bringing in a storm of negative reviews which, …

The Terrifying Sounds of Silence: A Quiet Place Is a Modern Horror Classic

John Krasinski as Lee Abbott in A Quiet Place

One of my favorite things about horror is how subjective it is. What scares me on a primal level---what truly has the ability to keep me up at night, playing through various "what if" scenarios---might mean little to the next person. Sure, as horror fans, we can all appreciate what makes a film enjoyable or …

Wes Craven’s Journey from Nightmare to Scream

Wes Craven (1939-2015)

Back in 1996, Scream single-handedly redefined the slasher genre and revitalized horror---which was lagging at the box office in the early '90s---with its metafictional, deconstructionist approach to the narrative. But it might not have happened without a film that came out two years prior and seemed to have flown under the radar: Wes Craven's New …

25YL Is Bringing You A Fright Rags Gift Certificate During Our Live-Tweet Of Shudder’s ‘A Very Joe Bob Christmas’

This Friday Joe Bob Briggs once again returns to Shudder for A Very Joe Bob Christmas. Four movies from the same horror franchise will be airing from 9PM EST until dawn. Joe Bob has declined to reveal which franchise that will be, but fans are buzzing that it could be Silent Night, Deadly Night or …