Friends is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, from pop-ups and clothes inspired by Rachel, to other articles talking about how dated they think it is. So, with all this going on, I felt it was timely to talk about how conflicted this show made me feel when I was younger. I would tell people that, when they would ask what my favorite show was, usually those my age at the time. At first, I would get "Oh that's cool" responses. Then, the older I got it, turned into "Oh, really? Why?" turned-up-nose responses. I also got the "How is that your favorite show? You're black." responses. So, I just stopped talking about it as much, and enjoyed it alone. I thought at that time, people were just teasing me back then, or trying to make me feel like a sellout in some way.
A part of me always gets excited when a favorite franchise of mine, be it horror or otherwise, is coming back in some way. Even if it's a reboot. Whether I end up watching it or not is another story. It's no secret that slasher franchises never die in way or another.
It's that time of the year where horror films are on TV everywhere, and we get to relive all the scares and frights we enjoyed as children. There are some films out that scare the crap out of people that aren't the most popular movies or necessarily "horror" movies. Nevertheless these films tend to be underrated or disregarded in some way. These movies, for me, fall under that category. Some of these have a huge cult following and might be on other lists. They may not be the most obscure or unknown but they are not the most known either. So let's go!