Monthly Archives: June 2009

The Importance of Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

Scream gets a ton of credit for resurecting the slasher genre, and horror movies as a whole, but often overlooked in this equation is Wes Craven’s New Nightmare. Released two years before Scream, New Nightmare is essentially the same story, people in a horror movie who acknowledge they are in a horror movie and know the rules of slasher movies. Both are self-referential, laced with satire, and were directed by Craven.

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Top 15 Films of 2008 (updated)

Since I finally got around to seeing The Curious Case of Benjamin Button via the wonderful world of Netflix, I thought it would be a good time to publish my annual Top Films of the previous year list. And here…we…GO:

Top 15 Films of 2008:

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X-Files: A Complete Series Wrap-Up

I finally completed the task of viewing the entire series run of The X-Files. I originally followed the first five seasons as the aired on tv, even seeing the pilot on the night of its premiere. I saw the first movie, Fight The Future, in the theatres, and then jumped ship and almost completely abandoned the show. I viewed the second movie, I Want To Believe, in theatres last summer, on opening day no less. Hence, I decided after an 11 year hiatus, I decided I wanted to finish off the series.  Now that I have, here is my take on each season: Continue reading