The writer of 1996's Scream, Kevin Williamson, was well aware of horror’s weaknesses and strengths, and these are played against each other throughout the film.
In this 60s fairytale by director Guillermo del Toro, silence is powerful. Elisa being mute and her lover being a water creature, the couple must find other ways to communicate - but in their silence, they find escape, companionship and the true meaning of love.
What's wrong with following your dreams even when your dreams don't really want to follow you? When Tommy Wiseau made The Room, he did not follow his dreams, but rather chased them down with a shovel.
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.
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.
Small changes were made to all the characters, physical and in regards to their backstory, but Mike's changes were significant enough to have left a lot of fans with a sour taste in their mouth.
Each child has a fear and Beverly's is puberty. Not only does she get her period, which is a messy and life-changing experience for any young girl, she is also enduring the physical effects of pubescence which consequently make her appear differently to the outside world.
This film will make you want to be a kid again, even if it does mean being chased around by a salivating clown.
If you're a fan of Stranger Things and Stephen King's IT, then you need to read my list on Screenrant. Well, what are you waiting for?