Slasher Mom: The Birth of Freddy Krueger in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)

Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street came about at a serendipitous time in the horror genre. The slasher boom of the late '70s and early '80s was in the ebbing phase of its lifespan, devolving into a sea of pale imitations and diluted formulas that stripped the genre of its visceral power. Gore, guts, … Continue reading Slasher Mom: The Birth of Freddy Krueger in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)

The Best Horror Movie Kills of All-Time: #16 – BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974)

Hey all! I'm back with my next installment on the list: the holiday slasher classic Black Christmas (1974). First off, I want to say that this is not only a horror classic, it's also a damn great film. Every time I watch it my appreciation for it grows. It pioneered the use of killer POV … Continue reading The Best Horror Movie Kills of All-Time: #16 – BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974)