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A Wes Craven Retrospective: The Last House on The Left

This year I thought it would be fun to focus on a few horror directors, so I’m staring with Wes Craven. I’m most familiar with his 80s films, which I saw over and over and over and over—even though I knew some of them were completely terrible. But since I’m a fan of A Nightmare on

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Murder by Numbers: Freddy’s Kill Count

Every once in awhile I become obsessed with the number of kills and the ways in which people are dispatched, and I think about actually documenting it for future reference in a nerdy stats kind of way – and thus, I begin with the original seven A Nightmare on Elm Street Films. (I left Freddy Vs.

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Scream 4

It’s day 15 of 31 Days of Horror – and I finally sat down to watch Scream 4. I’m not gonna lie, I’d kind of been dreading it. For me, the Scream franchise is hit or miss. The original Scream was a big hit. I remember feeling exhilarated and terrified in the theater. And even though it

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A Nightmare on Elm Street

31 Horror Movies I Own #28: A Nightmare on Elm Street “I’m your boyfriend now, Nancy” I’ve written previously about my love for A Nightmare on Elm Street, but I wanted to reiterate how AWESOME the original 1984 movie is. Wes Craven created one badass sicko in the form of Fred Krueger, which is why

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Scream

31 Horror Movies I Own #24: Scream Outside of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven’s 80s track record wasn’t really so great. Deadly Friend, Shocker, The People Under the Stairs—sure, these are all kind of hilarious, but not even a little bit scary. So in 1996 when all the hype surrounding Scream started, I

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How I found out I loved Horror films (AKA: how a nightmare led to a Nightmare)

Sometime when I was around 8 or 9, the flashy new cable channel my dad had ordered kept playing previews for Brian De Palma’s Dressed to Kill. I was fascinated by the scene in the elevator with the flash of a straight razor. I BEGGED my parents to let me watch it. “Let me watch

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#1: The Most Ridiculous Horror Movie Deaths EVER

The first in a series – this has be the biggest flaw in the first Scream movie (altho I still love it to death). Screenwriter Williamson gets some major points for having Tatum scream “fucker” as she throws the beer bottle, but clearly lost some brain cells thinking that the garage door would actually lift

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