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’

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

How ‘Jurassic Park’ Respects Death – ScreenHub Entertainment

We recently wrote about the horror roots of Jurassic Park and I wanted to expand upon that idea by diving into something else that’s unique to the first film in this dino franchise. That of course is how Steven Spielberg’s 1993 original film respects and dives into death, while subsequent sequels, including and especially the Jurassic World films, all but disregard this important factor. Classic … Continue reading How ‘Jurassic Park’ Respects Death – 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 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

Zack Snyder Is Off The Leash In Netflix’s ‘Army Of The Dead’ – ScreenHub Entertainment

Ever since 300 came out, director Zack Snyder has had a productive working relationship with Warner Bros. That is, until his DCEU films were met with mixed receptions, most recently his four-hour cut of Justice League. Now, Snyder is free from the conflict with Warner and has seemingly been given carte blanche over at Netflix for Army of the Dead, his first film away from … Continue reading Zack Snyder Is Off The Leash In Netflix’s ‘Army Of The Dead’ – ScreenHub Entertainment

Maidens & Maniacs: Female Empowerment in the Slasher Genre – ScreenHub Entertainment

Since the slasher sub-genre of horror films exploded into cinemas in the late ’70s, many critics have attacked the genre as being sexist against women. Films like Halloween, Friday the 13th and others are often labelled as misogynistic morality tales that punish those living their lives freely, and only reward the so-called “good girls” with their lives. This is a tune sang by many of … Continue reading Maidens & Maniacs: Female Empowerment in the Slasher Genre – ScreenHub Entertainment