Sweet & Sour Nightmares: Race and Exploitation in the Original ‘Candyman’

Horror stories began as fables meant to warn us of life’s dangers, or a means to confront that which scares us most. As a modern fable, 1992’s Candyman is among the most effective. What at first seems to be a straightforward supernatural slasher film instead manages to weave its thrills with a powerful dose of social commentary dealing with themes of poverty, classism and racism … Continue reading Sweet & Sour Nightmares: Race and Exploitation in the Original ‘Candyman’

Bodycount Bingo: A ‘Halloween Kills’ Deadpool – ScreenHub Entertainment

When starting a slasher film, most of the time you can bet the majority of the cast will be dead by the end. Halloween Kills appears to be continuing that tradition with a count that will leave previous entries in the dust. While it’s not uncommon to see most of the cast wind up as examples for the effects artist’s demo reel, what sets Halloween … Continue reading Bodycount Bingo: A ‘Halloween Kills’ Deadpool – ScreenHub Entertainment

Any Revival of ‘Friday the 13th’ Should Focus On The Tragedy of Jason Voorhees – ScreenHub Entertainment

Even the most charitable opinions of the Friday the 13th series write it off as an enjoyable camp with little substance. I don’t fault the series for this as Friday the 13th never aspired to be anything more than straightforward genre fun. In many ways, it has already exceeded that goal, still going strong after 40 years even with its relatively simple formula. I’m a … Continue reading Any Revival of ‘Friday the 13th’ Should Focus On The Tragedy of Jason Voorhees – ScreenHub Entertainment

Why ‘Ghostbusters’ Was A Horror Movie – ScreenHub Entertainment

Since Ghostbusters was released over 30 years ago, many — including its original creators — have tried to recapture its spirit (pun intended) in sequels, remakes and other forms of media such as comics to video games. While many of these enjoyed success, they didn’t quite reach the heights of the original. Just why is this? The answer is as simple as it is unexpected. … Continue reading Why ‘Ghostbusters’ Was A Horror Movie – ScreenHub Entertainment

‘Halloween Kills’ Trailer Breakdown – ScreenHub Entertainment

Since its release, the trailer for Halloween Kills has caused quite a stir in the horror fandom. While some reactions have been mixed, is is clear that Halloween Kills aims to be just as ambitious and far more brutal than its predecessor. So what can audiences expect from the film? Let’s take a look. While speculative, this breakdown may contain spoilers. You have been warned. … Continue reading ‘Halloween Kills’ Trailer Breakdown – ScreenHub Entertainment

‘The Silence of the Lambs’ In The Trans-Liberation Era – ScreenHub Entertainment

When someone calls a piece of art that influenced us into question, our natural instinct is to defend it. I know that’s how I felt when I first heard about the criticism of The Silence of the Lambs. The accusations of transphobia didn’t make much sense to me, and since the film was one of the most influential movies of my younger years, I felt … Continue reading ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ In The Trans-Liberation Era – ScreenHub Entertainment

The Horror Roots of ‘Jurassic Park’ – ScreenHub Entertainment

Horror is often the last thing most people think of when discussing Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. As a director, Spielberg has a reputation for shying away from that which is more dark and sinister, but this reputation isn’t entirely earned. Though not without its share of whimsy and wonder, Steven Spielberg still displays a real mean streak with Jurassic Park that recalls his earlier, rough around … Continue reading The Horror Roots of ‘Jurassic Park’ – ScreenHub Entertainment

How ‘Army of the Dead’ Carries on Romero’s Legacy – ScreenHub Entertainment

When it comes to zombies, those shambling flesh eaters that infest the annals of pop culture horror, few names are as influential as George A. Romero. The man who pioneered the entire zombie genre, Romero’s legacy is a powerful testimony to just how rich with potential his ideas were, and that potential is still felt in Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. Snyder, who himself … Continue reading How ‘Army of the Dead’ Carries on Romero’s Legacy – ScreenHub Entertainment

The Overlooked Intelligence of Godzilla: ScreenHub Entertainment

When most people hear the name Godzilla, the first thing that comes to mind is sheer pulp entertainment. The series is among the most beloved in cinema, perfectly encapsulating what many look for in escapist entertainment. In many ways this is an unfair assessment of the series as hidden amongst the monster battles and cheesy dialogue are tales with a deep social consciousness and emotional … Continue reading The Overlooked Intelligence of Godzilla: ScreenHub Entertainment

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Is The Best Kind of Fast Food Cinema – ScreenHub Entertainment

Since its release, reactions to Godzilla vs. Kong seem to have been divided between two extremes. On the one hand, you have moviegoers proclaiming it a messy failure with little to no artistic value. On the other, you have avid fans who embrace the film’s over-the-top and cheesy execution. ‘It’s a movie about a giant lizard fighting a giant monkey. What do you expect?’ they … Continue reading ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Is The Best Kind of Fast Food Cinema – ScreenHub Entertainment