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Is Friday the 13th Part 2 better than the original?

Today 35 years ago came the sequel that would pave the way for the slasher boom of the early 1980’s, Friday the 13th Part 2. 430 more words

The Confession of Fred Krueger review

By Paul Downey

It’s been something Nightmare on Elm Street fans having been asking for, for as long as we can all remember – a prequel of sorts of the original film. 373 more words

Krueger - The Slasher from Elm Street review

By Paul Downey

As we all know fan films of famous horror franchises are very easily accessible, with every fan with a camera and a dream trying to re-create the magic of Myers, Krueger and Voorhees. 216 more words

Nightmare Songs : The Sleazy Beauty of Slasher Film Festival Strategy

Growing up a horror hound, there were many aspects of those sleazy, late night flicks that appealed to a young punk like myself. Of course the gorier the better. 3,299 more words

Band Features

20 Years of 'Scream'

By Paul Downey

It’s safe to say that as Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th before it shaped the horror genre around their ideals; Wes Craven’s Scream certainly had a similar effect in 1996. 748 more words

Slashers and Synth: 'It Follows' and the Fear of Sex

It Follows is a retro 80s indie/arthouse horror film that garnered a lot of praise from critics and enjoyed critical success at the Sundance Film Festival. 2,318 more words

Film Theory

The Real Life Dark Story Behind 'Slaughter High'

By Paul Downey

When ‘Slaughter High’ was released in 1986 it may not have been the perfect slasher film but little did we know there was a dark story just underneath the surface that would give the film cult status. 257 more words