Horror Sequel Marathon

Horror Sequel Marathon: Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

Whereas the original served as an introduction to the series' malevolent spirits, "Chapter 2" allows us to get up close and personal. Carefully-staged and...

Horror Sequel Marathon: Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Around the late 1970s and early 80s, the classic elements that make up what we know today as the slasher sub-genre were becoming standardized. Inspired...

Horror Sequel Marathon: Child’s Play 2 (1990)

Last time we saw Chucky in the 1988 original "Child's Play," the "Good-Guy" doll, still possessed by the Lakeshore Strangler, was shot in the heart and burnt to a...

Horror Sequel Marathon: Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

The 1980's brought with it a massive collection of horror movie sequels. In the year 1988 alone, there were follow-ups to: Sleepaway Camp, Poltergeist,...

Horror Sequel Marathon: Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)

It almost feels blasphemous to even consider there being a more hilarious and creative zombie horror comedy than "Shaun of the Dead." But with its gleefully bloody...

Horror Sequel Marathon: Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Lest you regard the film industry's fixation on horror movie sequels as a recent phenomenon, remember that between the 1930's and 1950's, Universal Studios released over...

Horror Sequel Marathon: Hannibal (2001)

Perhaps the only fault of "Hannibal" is that it simply isn't "Silence of the Lambs." Anthony Hopkin's first portrayal of Hannibal was thrilling and nightmare...

Horror Sequel Marathon: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Without George Romero's 1978 zombie classic, "Dawn of the Dead," the horror genre wouldn't be the same. The sequel to "Night of the Living...

Horror Sequel Marathon: [Rec] 2 (2009)

Everything that made the original such a nightmare-inducing roller coaster ride is back in full force in the sequel, " 2," which was written and directed by...

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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...