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Thirteen Films of Halloween: Friday the 13th

Going by other film franchises in the same genre, one would assume that the first film in a series with as many movies as Friday the 13th (12 to be exact) would turn out to be the best. John Carpenter did it with ‘Halloween’, Wes Craven with ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ and Tobe Hooper with ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’. …


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Thirteen Films of Halloween: Scream

The overall legacy of Wes Craven’s major hit ‘Scream’ can be summed up like this, without its existence, the horror genre or put it, the slasher genre would be dead and buried with its many hulking killers fading away into direct-to-video mediocrity. Fans can thank screenwriter Kevin Williamson, along with director Wes Craven for rejuvenating the genre to the masses, …


Thirteen Films of Halloween:Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter (1984)

The Friday the 13th series is a funny one for me, not only is it thrashy by nature with it’s B-movie feel and questionable acting, but it can also be a lot of fun. With the fourth instalment ‘Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter’, it has everything one would expect from a Friday movie. It has sex, nudity, …

Thirteen Films of Halloween: A Nightmare on Elm Street

By 1984, the slasher genre was in its peak, Halloween (1978) may not have started the genre, but it popularised it into the mainstream. In 1984, Jason Voorhees and the Friday the 13th series was already on its 4th instalment to box office success but was rebuffed by critics alike upon each yearly release. Enter Wes Craven, the maestro behind …

Thirteen Films of Halloween: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is all about sensationalism, what can make the viewer turn away in such disgust that they are oddly drawn into finishing the rest of the movie. Released in the fall of 1974, director Tobe Hooper created such a visceral experience that the legacy of a family of cannibals with the face-wearing and chainsaw wielding Leatherface in …

Thirteen Films of Halloween Reviews: Halloween II (1981)

No one could have imagined the success of John Carpenters ‘Halloween’ upon its release in 1978. It became a financial and critical success and created the slasher genre as we know it today and all its quality (or should I say lack thereof). In the wake of Halloween’s success, many studios saw the potential in the market for low-budget gore …

The Thirteen Films of Halloween Reviews: Halloween (1978)

What makes the seasonal holiday of Halloween so scary and vigorous? Is it the cold weather? The eerie landscape? Plain and simply it’s all about the atmosphere, the mystery, and the overall feeling of fear. In John Carpenters’ 1978 horror classic ‘Halloween’, the film involves every known fear of the unknown turning it into one scary, chilling, and suspenseful piece …

Godzilla vs. Kong Review: The Nonsensical, The Half-Baked and The Wonderful

After several pushbacks and speculation, Godzilla, and King Kong have finally had their long-awaited grudge match almost fifty nine years in the making after the extremely silly 1962 Toho original. It is the equivalent of a heavyweight show-down the likes that Muhammad Ali and George Foreman would be proud of and to put it simply, it delivers, somewhat. Godzilla vs. …

A Football Fan’s Perspective On The European Super League Announcement

Saturday evening was an exciting one for me personally, having just watched my club, Chelsea, defeat soon-to-be Premier League Champions Manchester City in the Semi-Final of the FA Cup at Wembley. Booking our 4th FA Cup Final in the past five seasons along with a Champions League Semi-Final against Real Madrid to look forward to.  It is a rather exciting …

UFC 260 Recap and Reaction: Francis Ngannou crowned Heavyweight Champion

It took more time than usual but newly-crowned Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou emphatically put any demons from his first-ever career loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC 220 to bed. Ngannou finally realised his dream of capturing UFC gold with a calm, composed and patient performance which saw the Cameroonian knock out Miocic in devastating fashion. Ngannou, before this fight, was …