Child’s Play Retrospective (Universal Pictures)

In this era of movie making, certain franchises have a longer shelf life than others. We’ve seen many franchises come and go over the years. Through the wreckage of many forgettable horror series, one stands alone as the lone survivor of the 80s slasher genre – Child’s Play. While Jason and Freddy have had long … More Child’s Play Retrospective (Universal Pictures)

A Nightmare on Elm Street Retrospective (New Line Cinema)

In my experience, the twin pillars of horror cinema of the 1980s were Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. In the ranks of all the 80s horror franchises, Friday the 13th was my favorite, but even as a child, I knew it was low-rent. In comparison, the Nightmare on Elm Street series … More A Nightmare on Elm Street Retrospective (New Line Cinema)

Friday the 13th Retrospective, Part 2: The “Undead Jason” Era (Paramount Pictures)

It turns out money could kill off Jason, but it could also bring him back. The Final Chapter ended up being a huge success for Paramount, so it didn’t take them long to render its title false. What follows is an era of Friday the 13th that straddles the line between the “classic” era the … More Friday the 13th Retrospective, Part 2: The “Undead Jason” Era (Paramount Pictures)