Franchise Files

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    The Franchise Files – Night of the Living Dead (1990)

    As far as remakes go, the 1990 version of Night of the Living Dead is a pretty interesting one – but only really if you’re curious about what goes on behind the scenes. The actual movie is more or less a direct replicant of the original except in color and some...
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    The Franchise Files – Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

    I had always been a big fan of New Nightmare, the seventh installment of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The fact that it revamped Freddy to be dark, ominous, and scary again was a big selling point to the movie for me. However, after experiencing some of the previous entries to...
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    The Franchise Files – ANOES 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

    What. A. Comeback. I’ve already discussed my utter contempt for the second film in the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. While it’s not totally surprising that the film was a trainwreck given the rushed production and lack of participation by Wes Craven, what is surprising is that the franchise was able to come...
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    The Franchise Files: Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

      The Franchise Files: Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) The year is 1980. Friday the 13th has just been released, and by the time it’s out of theaters, it will have made a grand total of 59.8 million USD on a budget of only 700,000 USD. The Gods...
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    The Franchise Files: Friday the 13th (1980)

    The Franchise Files: Friday the 13th (1980)   Welcome, worshippers of The Geeked Gods, to a new column in which we will be taking a franchise and discussing each and every single movie in it, called: The Franchise Files! Beginning with the original film, we will be making our...