At first, Scream seems like your typical teen-slasher movie. Even the character set-up is based on the six archetypes placed in almost all teen-horrors: the virgin, the party girl, the hot boyfriend, the asshole, and the geek (the virgin's secret admirer). The story also sticks with that basic plot of ‘anonymous murderer in a small town’, so Scream initially appears to lack any originality.
The Shape of Water unravels like a dark 60s fairytale. There is the lonely female protagonist (Sally Hawkins), her cursed love interest, and then, of course, the villain Colonel Richard Strickland (in the shape of Michael Shannon). Elisa, a mute cleaner who works at a top-secret lab, discovers what appears to be an amphibian creature... Continue Reading →
Yes, the title of this article doesn't resemble the usual 'Follow your dreams' ideologies, but this is the whole premise of The Disaster Artist and I like it. It's the truth. From birth until adulthood, we are told to excel at what we love in order to be valued within society. But why can't we... Continue Reading →
Stephen King once said 'Fiction is the truth inside the lie,' but what if the truth is unutterable? The story of Gerald's Game is just that. Thankfully for us, King was the one who told it.
If you're a massive Stranger Things fan like myself, then check out my list article on Screenrant for some facts and theories concerning the flesh-eating beast we all know as the Demogorgon.
Looking back on the film today, I wonder what message Candyman was attempting to convey. Even as a child, I knew Candyman was different from any other horror movie villain I'd seen. Unlike Freddy Krueger, Candyman had experienced love in the past and was tortured and killed because of it.
"Praised be" is a term they often use in this 'new America'. The phrase is a passive aggressive reminder that they are in their hands now, the hands of the commanders (the husbands of the house) and anyone above them.
The reason for its huge following despite its short lifespan derives from its refusal to glamorize high school, something NBC was keen on doing.