Horror Movie Series

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.

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…

Candyman was a cracking film, yet through some sort of completist idiocy I decided to watch the Trilogy in it’s entirity. This is not recommended, but below are my reviews.

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.

The Scanners Series

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.

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:

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:

Man’s Best Friend: The Killer Dog Series

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.

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