Horror Movie Series
For some unknown reason, I’ve decided to review a load of horror movies by series. Hence the catchy title.
Click on a hyperlink for my thoughts on them.
I’ve always loved the Leprechaun films. Seriously, what is there not to like- you’ve got Warwick Davis, terrible Irish accents, gratuitous violence, extreme stupidity, bad poetry and a host of either “before I was famous” or “what the fuck am I doing here” appearances from people that should know better.
These are my thoughts on them- and my hopes for the next sequel in the saga that puts Star Wars to shame.
- Leprechaun 2
- Leprechaun 3
- Leprechaun in Space
- Leprechaun in the Hood
- Leprechaun back 2 da hood
- The saga continues
Phantasm is one series that has me stumped. It seems to have an enduring popularity, but for the life of me, I can’t work out why. Anyhoo, if you’re interested, here are my thoughts on the films…
Pumpkinhead is good, clean schlocky fun, he’s a great monster, but why on earth doesn’t he have a Pumpkin for a head? Still, there aren’t enough good monster movies out there, so it’s a treat to watch these.
I’d only seen one of these before starting this series, and to be honest, quite enjoyed it. Not sure which one though. Still, it’s a creepy idea- demons, cults and killer children even if it is a touch flimsy and I’m really not sure how precisely it was possible to squeeze so many films out of such a self-contained premise. Nevertheless, below are my thoughts.
- Children of the Corn
- Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice
- Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest
- Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering
- Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror
- Children of the Corn 666: Isaac’s Return
- Children of the Corn VII: Revelation
- Children of the Corn (2009)
- Children of the Corn VIII: The Dweller
Well, the 21st Century has been pretty dreadful for Horror movies, what with incessant rubbish J-Horrror, the loathsome vomit that is Torture Porn and the deeply cynical and inevitably terrible remake mania. So for this one, I’m picking one Horror film from each year that I believe still carries the standard.
- Audition (2000)
- Ginger Snaps (2001)
- Dog Soldiers (2002)
- A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
- Dumplings (2004)
- The Roost (2005)
- Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
- The Mist (2007)
- Let the Right One In (2008)
- Pontypool (2009)
- Burning Bright (2010)
- Stake Land (2011)
Night of the Demons was a monstrously entertaining slice of low-budget 80’s gold. It inexplicably produced 2 sequels and an utterly gratuitous remake. Still, this series features more tits than a bird sanctuary, and so I’m compelled to review them all. Welcome to Angela’s party:
- Night of the Demons
- Night of the Demons 2
- Night of the Demons 3: Demon House
- Night of the Demons remake
I probably should have mega reviewed the Prom Night series. Still, this is one of the most successful slasher franchises out there, and these are my thoughts on it:
- Prom Night
- Prom Night 2: Hello Mary-Lou
- Prom Night 3: The Last Kiss
- Prom Night 4: Deliver us from Evil
- Prom Night (2008)
We talk a lot about killer animal films- so here’s a series of them. Large, angry dogs of every stripe in a range of films. Should be a laugh.
Got Blue Filter? Check. Got war between Vampires and Werewolves? Check. Got Beckinsale in a catsuit? check. How do these films suck so hard? Well, I don’t know, but I’ve had a stab at the answers…
Return of the living dead is one of the bravest, boldest and most entertaining Zombie franchises out there. Endlessly creative, and frequently hilarious, this little series bitch slapped Romero into pulp in a cheap and cheerful way. So, naturally, I’m reviewing them.
- Summary of 1-3
- Return of the Living Dead
- Return of the Living Dead 2
- Return of the Living Dead 3
- Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis
- Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave