Smart and stimulating, Prince of Darkness begins with a striking concept, but falls apart as it descends into horror tropes.
Tag: Scream Factory
Breaking down myths of Reagan-era policies, They Live isn't always so clear, but it's a smart, calculated smear of a world burdened by inequality.
Better than its reputation, War of the Colossal Beast finds an interesting, engaging story angle to separate itself from others of this type.
While still a routine slasher in formula, reinventing Friday the 13th's Jason Vorhees as a plausible survivalist killer works.
Freddy vs Jason exploits exploitation, sending the '80s slasher genre out in a vicious and unrelenting finale.
Knowingly stupid, Jason X takes a few opportunities to embrace what it is, but then falls into a rut where it takes this scenario seriously.
Maybe if he stayed there Jason Goes to Hell might be worthwhile, but instead, it's a test to see how much junk a fandom can take.
False marketing subtitle aside, Jason Takes Manhattan at least offers a tease for the idea's potential and a satirical time capsule.
Giving Jason Vorhees a capable opponent adds a spark to The New Blood, but the movie never really capitalizes on it.
Wiping out a camp with a smirk, Jason Lives parodies, pays homage, and demeans itself in an entertaining, outlier sequel.
Like The Final Chapter, the New Beginning subtitle turned out to be false, and that's a shame given the possibilities going forward.
Antagonizing moral critics with a child protagonist, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter poses an interesting cultural transition point for the genre.