Please allow me to clarify, before the torches are lit, pitchforks sharpened, riots ignited and social media riled up in arms: I absolutely DO NOT under ANY circumstances support this 1975 classic EVER being remade, rebooted or otherwise resurrected in any way, shape or form as a franchise, PERIOD! … [Read more...] about Jaws: The Movie I’d Love To See Made Today
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The Horror Movie Talk Blog contains posts written by the hosts of Horror Movie Talk. These posts are separate, but sometimes inspired by our podcast episodes. Read the latest post.
All movie, horror, and gaming nerds have probably debated if James Cameron's first Terminator movie is a horror flick? IT IS! Look, hate or agree with me, the first film of the Terminator franchise has all the tropes of a horror film. I would agree that the others that follow are just that, Sci-fi. … [Read more...] about The Terminator IS a Horror Movie!
Psychological Horror Escapism Lost In Translation It is generally expected if not a courtesy for critics to warn of spoilers before discussing any story in detail, even when it sometimes feels unnecessary such as with classics acclaimed for decades. This is a special case, however, where I’d be remiss to not be EXTRA insistent. … [Read more...] about School-Live! Anime vs Movie
When you are as involved in movies as I am, you spend a lot of time thinking about genre. While, initially, a genre can be seen as a way to classify movies, the more I consider it, the more I begin to see genre not only as a label but as a template for constructing a film. It isn’t simply a section in a blockbuster movie rental store (if those still existed), but a set of loose guidelines for the filmmakers to follow. … [Read more...] about How Parasite Becomes a Horror Film (Spoilers)
Losing myself in vacant alleyways filled with a cloudy mist hovering over the strangely majestic town of Silent Hill became a nightly routine when I fell upon the video game. My connection to the game might be personal because I once lived in Maine, and remember it feeling like Silent Hill, or the story was just outright creepy. It's probably both. … [Read more...] about Silent Hill Movie – What it Got Right & Wrong
in the Resident Evil Movie Franchise With the new release of the remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, there is no better time to discuss the importance of Jill Valentine and how the Resident Evil movie franchise butchered who she was to the female gaming community. … [Read more...] about Jill Valentine Got Screwed
Trust me when I say, you know who Chris Sarandon is. While he has been my crush for oh so many years, and who I like to consider the sexiest vampire of all-time, Sarandon is horror's leading man. Sarandon, and not to confuse with Susan Sarandon, who yes, was married to the hunk and kept his last name, has been in almost every cult horror movie you can imagine. … [Read more...] about Chris Sarandon – Horror’s Leading Man
How Will The Reboot Reflect The Classic? “I am the writing on the wall, the whisper in the classroom, the sweet smell of blood.” In all seriousness, it’s hard not to be at least a little intimidated by what is arguably one of the most chilling character introductions in all of film. On October 16, 1992, American moviegoers were invited to witness and assist in the birth of one of the 90’s first major genre icons, a contemporary boogeyman spliced together from DNA of past urban legends & real-life tragedies for the silver screen – Candyman. … [Read more...] about Candyman Original Vs. Reboot (2020)
There is no denying the fact that horror movies have influenced music for decades. From the Ramones to the Misfits, and Iron Maiden, there is probably one famous song you've heard that has been inspired by a horror movie. … [Read more...] about Horror Movie Influence on My Chemical Romance
It struck me as I was watching Joker, that this very unique movie is not as unique as it lets on. It’s almost a direct replica of American Psycho, the 2000 movie based on the 1991 Bret Easton Ellis novel of the same name by director Mary Harron. The big difference is that its antihero, Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) starts from the bottom, with nothing, whereas Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) starts at the top with everything. … [Read more...] about Joker is American Psycho with Reverse Antihero