Wes Craven

  • The Last House on the Left: A Horrific Cinematic Experience 45 Years Later

    The Last House on the Left: A Horrific Cinematic Experience 45 Years Later By John Saavedra   The Last House on the Left is a vicious movie. In fact, I’m not sure even the modern age of gory torture porn ushered in by movies like Saw, Hostel, and The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Swamp Thing The Saga of Bernie Wrightson’s Mainstream Masterpiece

    Last month, the comics world suffered a blow when famed comic book artist Bernie Wrightson passed away at the age of 68. Wrightson had been a staple of the comics industry since his first work for DC Comics in 1968, penciling “House of Mystery.” Wrightson became known for his...
  • The Franchise Files – A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

      Sleep. It’s where many people find solace and comfort at the end of their days. It is both necessary for a healthy life and unavoidable. What ailment can it not alleviate? A broken heart. Sickness. Disputes and arguments. It is one of the most important ingredients for a...
  • Top 5 Horror Films With Good Sequels

    Top 5 Horror Films With Good Sequels by Mandi Nowitz   We all know that sequels are very rarely a good idea, with the exception of “Star Wars” and “The Godfather” and maybe a handful more. It seems as though once a movie opens to mild success, a follow-up...
  • The Franchise Files – Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

    The Franchise Files – Freddy vs. Jason (2003) After years of waiting, the ultimate battle finally hit the silver screen in 2003. Freddy vs. Jason, a hellish concept that was cooked up as far back as the 1980’s finally came to fruition. Interestingly enough, the culmination of these two...