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 …

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 …

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 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 …