Clue is a great classic that falls under the category of cult. It’s not hugely popular, it’s a little cheesy, and those who do like it, love it. Not many board games can be turned into films. They just aren’t built for it. A few other attempts have been made, but they fell flat. Clue is the exception. It takes the basic concept of a murder mystery and turns it into a great story. Granted, murder mysteries are a whole genre of film that are quite successful. Though that may be true, none of them do it quite like Clue.
I’d love to simply say Spike is the best and leave it at that. I won’t do that, as much as I’d like to. Fans will be asking: "What about Angel?" while non-fans will be asking: "Why?" I’m going to answer both of those questions. I’m going to look at all of Buffy’s relationships. What they were based in, how they worked, and why they ended up not working. Safe to say, I will have to go into some detail. So a spoiler warning is in effect for those of you who haven’t seen the show.
Slasher films were all the rage back in the 80s. From the late 70s through the mid 90s, that was the format of horror movies. This was also the time of the horror sequel. Horror movies were becoming franchises, rather than just one offs. The most famous being Halloween, Friday the 13th, and of course, A Nightmare on Elm Street. If we include the crossover with Friday the 13th, they made eight Nightmare films over the course of 19 years. Now let’s take a look at why Nightmare far surpasses its peers.
In this day and age, vampires are seen as romantic figures—these beautiful, misunderstood creatures that we can’t help but fall in love with. This wasn’t always the case, though. Vampires used to be something that terrified us, that gave us nightmares. How did that change? I won’t be going into the why, but rather the how. There have been many vampire films and TV shows over the years. This is a look at their progression—their evolution from terrifying monsters to creatures we love and lust after. There are far too many to go through all of them. I will be looking at the big ones that were either very well known at the time of their release, or mark a change from what had been done before.
Halloween is just a few weeks away. Time to pick out costumes, carve up pumpkins, and watch tons of scary movies. Personally, I’m a huge fan of classic movie monsters and slasher flicks. Every once in a while though, I get nostalgic. These are the movies I loved to watch around Halloween when I was little. They’re great for kids, and for those of us who occasionally like to revisit our childhood.
At first glance, Strange Magic is your everyday starcrossed lovers trope. Two opposing groups coming together because of two people. It’s much more than that. It’s more like a beauty and the beast type story, without the Stockholm syndrome. The story is fun, the characters are relatable and it uses a variety of songs in a really engaging way.