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Halloween: Timeline Through The Years Part III

Given the sour taste that “Resurrection” left and the mixed to negative reception that the remake series got, the logical step for many was to go into the sequel department again, only this time, making this a direct sequel to the 1978 film and ignoring the rest. “Halloween” (2018) does just that, with Michael having been held in Smith’s Grove after being shot by Loomis for the past 40 years.


Halloween: Timeline Through The Years Part II

Around the 10th anniversary of the original film, the “Halloween” franchise brushed away the anthology idea that “Season of the Witch” attempted to do and brought back the mainstay serial killer Michael Myers in “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” (1988).


Halloween: Timeline Through The Years Part I

Back in 1978, John Carpenter’s “Halloween” became a huge financial success and started the proliferation of the slasher genre that would begin in earnest in 1980. While you had the likes of “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” (1974) and “Black Christmas” (1974) which could also be considered the genesis of that horror genre, seeing that Halloween grossed around $47 million in the box office (and was the 8th most successful film in 1978 despite its $300,000 production budget) made the prospect of sequels ideal for Compass International Pictures (later known as Trancas International).

The Thing

The Thing (2011) As A Prequel: A Pale Comparison

During the opening scenes of John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic The Thing, we follow a two man crew of Norwegians chasing a dog across the Antarctic tundra by way of helicopter. The Norwegians land near an American base camp, getting killed due to mental errors and a language barrier that prevents them from conveying the danger that will follow the Americans if the dog lives.

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Hell Night, A Review

Following many of the tropes established by the previously successful films of the genre, “Hell Night” takes place primarily at the abandoned Garth Manor, which has a dark history…

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City Of The Living Dead, A Review

The cast is filled with people whom most would not have recognized at the time, with Christopher George being the most well known of the bunch. For those familiar with Italian horror and exploitation cinema, there are names that people will recognize.