‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Wilhelm Screamfest IV

           For decades,  “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” has terrified young readers with its nightmare-inducing tales of the macabre- myself included. The collection of short stories tackled various subjects in the horror genre, which to some was crossing the line with its graphic content. It was this more adult-themed… Read More ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Wilhelm Screamfest IV

Friday Night Frights- ‘Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday’

        Nine films in and we get our second “Final” edition to the series. Previous films have attempted to reinvent the series with different twists, but “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday” blows the competition out of the water. The movie kicks off with the promising riff of the classic music… Read More Friday Night Frights- ‘Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday’

Friday Night Frights- A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

        Upon graduation the surviving duo Alice and Dan have begun planning their post-grad life as the memory of Freddy Kreuger has faded; or so they think. Now pregnant, Alice’s unborn child becomes a gateway for the believe deceased maniac to continue his ways of tormenting teenagers.With her child in jeopardy, she… Read More Friday Night Frights- A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

Friday Night Frights- ‘Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan’

        Well, he’s moving on up, to the east side. To make sure those teenagers will die. When you think “Friday the 13th” a metropolitan area doesn’t necessarily come to mind. For “Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan” we get that- well sort of. After being reanimated again, I’ve lost… Read More Friday Night Frights- ‘Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan’

Friday Night Frights- ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: Dream Master’

        Through various circumstances, Freddy discovers yet again how to return from the dead. Once running amuck within the dream world he uses Kristen, who returns from the previous film, as his personal tool. Kristen’s ability to bring others into her dreams is used against her will in a method of creating… Read More Friday Night Frights- ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: Dream Master’

Friday Night Frights ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors’

          Usually when the third entry into a franchise is being developed the filmmakers scratch their heads as they attempt to either reinvent the series or go the larger than life approach. Interestingly enough, “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors” is an amalgamation of both; we get higher production… Read More Friday Night Frights ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors’

Friday Night Frights: ‘Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning’

         Like any ongoing franchise, the “Friday the 13th” series was beginning to fall into a repetitive narrative. The filmmakers behind “Friday the 13th part V: A New Beginning” seemed to noticed this as they went for a different take on the slasher. Instead of solely focusing on a killer with no… Read More Friday Night Frights: ‘Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning’

Friday Night Frights: ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge’

         The fact that the Nightmare franchise tackles the usage of dreams undoubtedly creates moments of audiences scratching their heads as they attempt to distinguish reality from fantasy. That is exactly what happened at the end of “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. The mind trickery continues with the second installment “Freddy’s Revenge”… Read More Friday Night Frights: ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge’