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 …

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 …

Nazi Zombies, Satanic Witches & Doom-Head Clowns: A Rob Zombie Retrospective – Part 3

Sheri Moon Zombie as Heidi Hawthorne in The Lords of Salem

Even as a staunch defender of Rob Zombie's cinematic output, I think it's fair to say that his career post-Michael Myers has been a bit of a mixed bag. Various big-budget original projects (Tyrannosaurus Rex), visionary remakes (The Blob), and stories grounded in reality (Broad Street Bullies, based on the 1970s Philadelphia Flyers ice hockey …

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 …