Streaming on Shudder: It’s Time for Bug to Become A Cult-Classic

Shudder is the best monthly investment on the internet right now, as far as I’m concerned. I’ve been a subscriber since they were in their infancy and even through crass Reddit threads panning the then-new network, I stayed on the wagon. Why? No reason other than a gut feeling. I could tell they were ambitious …

Favorites: Favorite Cheesy Horror 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 …

Method Behind the Madness: New French Extremity

Method behind the madness: New French EXtremity

“If you wish to converse with me,” Voltaire famously said, “define your terms.” He didn’t actually say this, but the oft-repeated phrase is much more quotable than his original phrasing. What he’s getting at is that it’s almost impossible to have a real debate without participants first agreeing on a common understanding of the terms …

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 Myth and The Message Behind ‘Apostle’: A Netflix Original Horror Film

Netflix has really stepped up their game this year with an influx of horror films and TV shows all perfect to watch over the Halloween period. Apostle was released on October 12th, and this movie has a little bit of everything; it is a period drama starring a Wicker Man-esque cult, a mythological goddess, and …

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 …