Horror Sequel Marathon

Horror Sequel Marathon: Damien: Omen II (1978)

The last time we saw Damien, he was six years old, attending the funeral of his parents-- who had only days prior tried to...

Horror Sequel Marathon: Nekromantik 2 (1991)

Though now regarded as an amateurish cult classic among horror die-hards, "Nekromantik 2" explores themes taboo enough to get it seized by authorities in Munich 12...

Horror Sequel Marathon: The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

Like its predecessor, "The Purge: Anarchy" was in a tricky position. Crafting a horror film around a highly sociopolitical narrative is bound to produce divisive reactions....

Horror Sequel Marathon: The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)

Any time you include the word "last" in the name of a movie, it generally implies that there won't be a sequel. Of course...

Horror Sequel Marathon: Phantasm 2 (1988)

Here's an idea: what if there was a mild-mannered 19th century mortician whose fascination with death led him to create a machine that allows him...

Horror Sequel Marathon: V/H/S 2 (2013)

If you saw V/H/S 2's predecessor, you know what to expect-- sickly clever short horror films sewn together by a terrifying framework that will keep...

Horror Sequel Marathon: Jaws 2 (1978)

Making a sequel to anything is just a cheap carny trick. At least that's what Steven Spielberg said (page 257) when Universal Pictures announced it...

Horror Sequel Marathon: Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)

Expertly mixing horror and comedy, "Evil Dead II" is everything you'd want out of a sequel to the original classic-- more slapstick gore, more...

Horror Sequel Marathon: Final Destination 2 (2003)

The "Final Destination" franchise does something few horror films manage to do--it scares on the utmost personal, intimate level. It fails to offer us the...

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Green Room (2015): The Festering Ultra-Violent Rage of ‘Angry White Males’ in Pre-Tr*mp America

It probably is not a coincidence that, in 2016, A24 released their horror-thriller masterpiece Green Room the same month that Republican presidential...

The Invitation (2015): The Spiritual Philosophy of Bereavement and the Cult of Social Civility

Tonight is the night our faith becomes real, reads the tagline for The Invitation, the psychological horror thriller that chronicles the dinner...

We Are Still Here (2015): The Supernatural Dread of Denial, Grief, and Rural Isolationism

There’s a reason why haunted-house films are such a welcomed mainstay in the horror genre. The house as a safe space and...

The Witch (2015): The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Puritan Moral Panic and Patriarchal Family Dynamics

The 2010s marked a notable resurgence of religious themes and imagery in horror film. Perhaps most faithful to theological folklore was 2015’s...