The Elusive Posthumous Oscar Win: A Complete History

In the nearly 100 years since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences started handing out the coveted Oscar statuette, only a relative handful of filmmakers have ever been nominated for the award. Even fewer have actually earned the title "Oscar Winner." And then there is an even smaller demographic, one encompassing those artist … Continue reading The Elusive Posthumous Oscar Win: A Complete History

2nd Annual Jordies: Honoring the Best Films of 2019

The 92nd Academy Awards are this Sunday night, which makes now the perfect time for movie lovers around the world to celebrate the films and accomplishments of 2019. Personally, the Oscars are one of my favorite events of the year. Though I typically understand why the voting body of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts … Continue reading 2nd Annual Jordies: Honoring the Best Films of 2019

China Closes Thousands Of Cinemas As Part Of Coronavirus Quarantine

China opted on Friday to shutter thousands of movie theaters in response to the Coronavirus outbreak, which originated in the city of Wuhan and has infected thousands of people, killing over 80 of those infected at the time of this writing. The closures came at the start of the Chinese New Year, which is typically … Continue reading China Closes Thousands Of Cinemas As Part Of Coronavirus Quarantine

Surprising Trivia & History of the Oscars

The 92nd Academy Awards were announced this morning. With the Oscars abuzz on everybody's mind at the moment, I figured now was the perfect time to look back and the storied history of the awards and remember some of the more fascinating and quirky happenings that you may or may not know. Some facts are … Continue reading Surprising Trivia & History of the Oscars

Documentary Examining LGBTQ Footprint Of ‘Nightmare On Elm Street 2’ Lands Distribution

Courtesy of Deadline, a documentary examining the accidental LGBTQ legacy of Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge from the perspective of its then-closeted gay star Mark Patton has been picked up for distribution by Virgil Films & Entertainment. Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street recounts Patton’s difficulties filming the 1985 slasher sequel, which, … Continue reading Documentary Examining LGBTQ Footprint Of ‘Nightmare On Elm Street 2’ Lands Distribution

Movie Review: ‘Underwater’

ABOUT THE FILMDirector: William Eubank Writer: Brian Duffield & Adam Cozad Stars: Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Jessica Henwick, John Gallagher Jr., Mamoudou Athie & T.J. Miller Rating: PG-13 (for sci-fi action and terror, and brief strong language) Release date: January 10, 2020 Runtime: 90 minutesGenre: Action/Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Horror/Thriller Studio: 20th Century Fox SYNOPSISMysterious … Continue reading Movie Review: ‘Underwater’

The History of the Slasher Movie Part III: 2000’s– Now

In part one of our History of the Slasher Movie series, we took a look at how the tropes of the genre came to be, beginning in 1960 and how they continued to shape the genre to a more recognizable formula by the late 1970's. In the second installment we discussed what ignited and eventually … Continue reading The History of the Slasher Movie Part III: 2000’s– Now

The History of the Slasher Movie Part II: 1980’s– 2000’s

The History of the Slasher Film: Part 1 (which you should definitely check out here) left off by discussing John Carpenter’s terrifying 1978 touchstone Halloween, both the influences behind it and its own impact on the slasher sub-genre. In Part 2 we will explore the slasher craze of the 1980's, the genre's rebirth in the … Continue reading The History of the Slasher Movie Part II: 1980’s– 2000’s

The History Of The Slasher Movie Part I: 1960’s– 1980’s

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a group of horny, unconcerned teenagers gather some place away from the prying eyes of concerned adults, usually under the guise of celebrating some holiday, with the intent of engaging in illicit extracurricular activities, only to be picked off one at a time by a mysterious masked … Continue reading The History Of The Slasher Movie Part I: 1960’s– 1980’s

James Wan’s Next Film Will Be A Giallo Horror Film, What’s a Giallo?

We've known for a little bit now that James Wan was planning to return to his smaller, scarier roots once he was finished with the big budget fare of Aquaman. Not much is known about The Conjuring director's next film, other than it will be an original R-rated horror flick and that casting is currently … Continue reading James Wan’s Next Film Will Be A Giallo Horror Film, What’s a Giallo?