Tag: Black Christmas

Happy Birthday, Donald Pleasence: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise

Happy Birthday, Donald Pleasence: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise

In honor of Donald Pleasence's birthday, I present to you last year's ranking of the films of the Halloween franchise. With the new movie coming out two weeks from today, I'm cautiously optimistic that I'll have a new #3 or even #2 for this list. Until then, let us enjoy the slashing and pay tribute … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Donald Pleasence: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise

It Was the Boogeyman: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise

It Was the Boogeyman: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise

In addition to being one of the finest horror films ever made, Halloween also introduced the world to one of the most enduring horror characters of all time: Michael Myers. Silent, relentless, and remorseless, Michael Myers is the boogeyman who lurks in dark corners and underneath beds, waiting with inhuman patience to make you his … Continue reading It Was the Boogeyman: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise

Fun with Horror Tropes: Jump Scares

Fun with Horror Tropes: Jump Scares

I love a good jump scare. As I've mentioned, I am particularly susceptible to jump scares, no matter how predictable or stereotypical they are. I am startled by every window blown open by the wind and every cat that jumps yowling into the frame. They always make me jump a few feet out of my seat, but that … Continue reading Fun with Horror Tropes: Jump Scares