Tag: Slasher

Hatchet III

Hatchet III

| August 5, 2013

The Hatchet franchise is one steeped in notoriety. Adam Green’s homage to 80s horror first made waves on the horror scene with the first installment in 2006, but didn’t receive much fanfare except within the horror community itself. Its sequel received its fair share of publicity in 2010, when AMC famously agreed to distribute the […]

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Blood Runs Cold

Blood Runs Cold

| July 15, 2013

The slasher subgenre has such rigidly defined parameters and conventions that even tweaking something as basic as the setting for the action (like Cold Prey‘s endless snowfields) or the sexuality of the main characters (such as the all-male cast of Hellbent) can make a slasher film feel almost revolutionary. Still, when broken down to their […]

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Cross Bearer

Cross Bearer

| July 8, 2013

Being a horror fan, I often find myself in discussions with other horror fans about what movies we may have recently watched, and unfortunately more often than not we compare notes on what we disliked about those films. Watching a lot of independent horror films naturally leads to these kinds of conversations for horror fans […]

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Nobody Gets Out Alive

Nobody Gets Out Alive

| February 28, 2013

Film technology keeps getting cheaper and cheaper, and more and more people crank out more and more movies every day. A lot of these are takes on familiar tropes, and “kids in the woods with a killer” is a highly popular one since it only requires a few things: “kids,” woods, some fake blood. It’s […]

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Silent Night, Deadly Night: Double Feature

Silent Night, Deadly Night: Double Feature

| December 5, 2012

The surprising thing about Silent Night, Deadly Night–you know, that film about a serial killer in a Santa Claus suit– is how straight the whole thing’s played. Although the film stirred concerned parents around the country into an uproar back in 1984 over its blatant exploitation of Christmas imagery to make a quick, B-movie buck, […]

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Madison County

Madison County

| May 8, 2012

Another group of college kids take another road trip to another remote, unfriendly rural location where the locals act suspicious and then the kids get knocked off by an insane redneck killer in writer/director Eric England’s feature film debut, Madison County. Honestly, the release of this film could not have been timed much worse after […]

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