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Which Film Swallows Your Soul? Comparing 'The Evil Dead' to 'Evil Dead II'
Sam Raimi first introduced us to the Necronomicon and the Deadites with The Evil Dead back in 1981. Starring pop culture icon Bruce Campbell at the ripe age of 23, the story about five friends being confronted with an ancient evil eventually rose to become a cult classic and is beloved by horror fans everywhere. The film features impressive practical effects for an independent film and it has a rather scary premise when you sit down and think about it. I mean, a story that includes being assaulted by trees if you try to leave the woods is very unsettling. While we see Ash rise to the role of the lone survivor and hero, he isn't really the Ash that we recognize and love today. In this adaptation, he is a rather sensitive young man struggling to save his friends and destroy the evil that has manifested itself into his sister.
Want To Play A Game? I Bet You Never Knew These 10 Facts About 'Saw'
Saw is perhaps one of the most groundbreaking films of the modern horror genre. Released in 2004, this original release sparked a seven-film franchise and served as the directorial debut for horror master James Wan. The franchise kicked off as a low-budget idea similar to The Blair Witch Project and skyrocketed to become one of the highest-grossing horror franchises in film history.
Why Do We Need Horror Icons?
For those of us who love horror movies and TV shows, there are a multitude of reasons as to why we are drawn to this expansive genre. Whether we are attracted to the high stakes, gore, or the stories of survival, it all boils down to one thing: We all love horror villains and icons.
Welcome to the Strange: Ranking the Films of Tim Burton
I will start this off with a bit of a disclaimer and state the fact that I am a huge Tim Burton fan. Major. I even have a Nightmare Before Christmas themed tattoo sleeve and a small collection of Burton film memorabilia. You might think this list is biased or whatever else, but even as a fan I am fully capable of ranking these films for what they are because like anyone, there are films I love and ones I wasn't too crazy about.
5 Scary Movies Way Too Disturbing For Casual Horror Fans
It's no secret that the horror genre isn't for everyone. There is a long list of reasons for why someone wouldn't want to watch horror movies — they're too scary, too gory, too weird or simply too shocking. Whatever the reason might be, the genre is definitely one of those things you either love or hate. Sometimes a horror movie is just creepy enough to win mainstream appeal.
How Watching 'The Simpsons' Treehouse Of Horror Specials Helped Me Become A Horror Lover
Like many millennials, I grew up watching a lot of television. Shows like Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Ren & Stimpy, Dinosaurs, and many more gave me social references and jokes that I still make to this day. Despite having a massive television library at my disposal, I was perhaps most importantly an avid watcher of Matt Groening's seminal series, The Simpsons.
5 Things From 'The L Word' That Didn't Stand The Test Of Time
Showtime's The L Word was groundbreaking. While the very subject of the LGBTQ+ community was downplayed after the AIDS epidemic hit, the late 90s and early 2000s brought the community into a bigger light with a different perspective in television and film. Shows like The L Word aimed to depict the lives of queer people as "normal," along with giving queer actors a chance to play a version of themselves on television. The series has a loyal fanbase and was instrumental in a lot of Millennial-age queer people seeing representation for the first time. However, there are a lot of things that the original series did that didn't really hit the mark by today's standard.
The 5 Best Minor Characters From 'The L Word'
The L Word was a revolutionary show in its own right. As one of the first LGBTQ+ shows on premium cable, the Showtime series went through highs and lows just like any heterosexual show would while following a group of lesbian friends living in West Hollywood, California.
The Gay Problem With Netflix's 'Fear Street' Trilogy That We Need To Talk About
July has been a fun month for horror fans on Netflix with the release of the Fear Street trilogy. The 3-movie adaptation of R.L. Stine's YA Goosebumps-like series, Fear Street, struck a chord with a lot of Millennial viewers and horror fans alike. Set in the cursed town of Shadyside, the trilogy takes viewers through multiple time jumps to try and uncover the mystery behind the woman believed to be responsible... the unholy witch, Sarah Fier.
5 Things We Learned About Food Culture From 'Ugly Delicious'
Netflix has expanded its library over the past decade with original shows, movies, and documentaries. One of these original docuseries that has struck a chord with a lot of foodies out there is the show Ugly Delicious. The show's brainchilds, chef David Chang and food writer Peter Meehan, explore various food subjects and tackle the inner workings of each. In other words, they try to find what exactly makes these food so attractive, delicious, and sometimes even problematic.
The 5 Worst 'Shameless' Characters Of All Time
The very principle of Shameless was to have characters who were morally corrupt. Whether it was drug abuse, sexual promiscuity, criminal activity, or infidelity, the show really showed the full spectrum of shameless behavior. In the sea of less than desirable characters, some did manage to clean up their act and make something out of themselves. Carl became a police officer, Lip got sober(ish), and even Kevin and Veronica decided a change of scenery was best for their situation.