10 of the Most Memorable Slasher Movies Released in the 25 Years Since ‘Scream’ Changed the Game

By 1996, slashers were out of style. The Golden Age of Slashers waned over a decade ago, and ’90s horror was still searching for its identity thanks largely to massive shifts in technology. Wes Craven‘s second attempt at meta-horror changed everything; Scream‘s quiet December release snowballed into an enormous hit and reinvigorated the subgenre, ushering a new […]

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Kevin Williamson Details His Original Plans for ‘Scream 5’ & ‘Scream 6’! [Interview]

In case you thought we had exhausted ourselves on all things Scream after spending four hours(!!!) discussing Scream 4 last week, think again! In a special Horror Queers bonus episode, Joe and I have Scream scribe Kevin Williamson on the line in celebration of the new film, which hits theaters today! The Scream franchise, while beloved, is not […]

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Horror Fans in Horror Movies: ‘Scream’ and the Evolution of the Monster Kid

In the ’70s and ’80s, several archetypes emerged in horror, both in its heroes and villains. The most famous of these is the final girl, exemplified by Sally Hardesty, Laurie Strode, and Nancy Thompson among many others. But another hero emerged as well: the monster kid. This was usually a pre-teen boy with an obsession […]

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“I’m the Thing Monsters Have Nightmares About” – Making the Case for Sarah Michelle Gellar as a Horror Icon

Jamie Lee Curtis was not the first horror heroine to make an impact, but she’s largely considered the quintessential scream queen. Following the success of her 1978 debut in John Carpenter’s Halloween, she starred in an unparalleled run of horror cult classics between 1980 and 1981: The Fog, Prom Night, Terror Train, Road Games, and […]

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Before ‘Scream 2’, ‘Demons’ Got Meta in the Aisles [Halloweenies Podcast]

Before the Halloweenies head to Hollywood in August for Scream 3, they have some film courses to complete this summer at Windsor College. In June, they visited Mark Rosman’s 1982 American slasher The House on Sorority Row. For July, they’re conjuring Demons. More specifically, Lamberto Bava’s 1985 Italian meta blood bath. Fueled by a star-studded […]

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