Queer Visual Artist David Ayllon Creates ‘Scream’ Tribute Photo Series! [Images]

If you’ve seen the new Scream film (review), then you’ll know that fandom is a major focus of the film’s social commentary. While certain segments of fandom can undoubtedly be a little toxic, sometimes that extreme passion for a particular IP can birth (pun intended) a wonderfully creative endeavor. That’s exactly what happened when photographer David Ayllon […]

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‘Scream’ Got the Bollywood Treatment in 2003 Remake ‘Sssshhh…’ [Horrors Elsewhere]

Horrors Elsewhere is a recurring column that spotlights a variety of movies from all around the globe, particularly those not from the United States. Fears may not be universal, but one thing is for sure — a scream is understood, always and everywhere. While remakes seem like a strictly Western idea, make no mistake — […]

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The Real ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ House from Wes Craven’s Original Classic Just Sold for $3 Million

It’s 1428 Elm Street in Springwood, Ohio in the movies but in real life the iconic house that Nancy Thompson calls home in A Nightmare on Elm Street is 1428 North Genesee Avenue in Los Angeles, California. As you may recall, the iconic movie house went back on the market this past Halloween season, and today […]

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Stabathon: Revisiting the Fictional 7-Movie ‘Stab’ Franchise Within ‘Scream’

The Scream franchise is built around a meta-awareness of horror, effectively weaving in social commentary on the genre while racking up a body count. The first sequel, Scream 2, took that to a new level with the introduction of Stab, the beginning of a long-running franchise within a franchise. Stab became irrevocably intertwined with Scream ever since, serving as plot devices, wry […]

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For Wes: Filmmakers Radio Silence Share the ‘Scream’ Filmmaking Rules They Learned from Wes Craven [Exclusive]

Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett and executive producer Chad Villella, collectively known as Radio Silence, have been vocal from the start that their Scream is “For Wes.” They credit horror master Wes Craven and his 1996 slasher as the direct inspiration for their careers as filmmakers. They have sought to honor his legacy with their new movie, even extensively studying the late […]

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The Unexpected Gift of ‘Scream 4’! [Horror Queers Podcast]

F*ck with the Original / Hayden Panettiere Is Always Right. It just wouldn’t be a new year without Scream, right? After celebrating the OG Scream on its 25th anniversary back in December (along with seasonal treats like Batman Returns, Fear No Evil, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Witchboard‘s 35th anniversary), Trace and I are FINALLY discussing one […]

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Stay Home, Watch Horror: 5 Wes Craven Horror Movies You Can Stream This Week

One thing that’s been abundantly clear about the new Scream, releasing in theaters this week, is that it’s “For Wes.” Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett credit horror master Wes Craven for shaping them as filmmakers and seek to honor his legacy with the latest entry. With Scream’s release on the immediate horizon, it feels […]

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‘Scream’ – Matthew Lillard and Skeet Ulrich Reflect on Wes Craven and the Impact of His Passing

We’re still celebrating the 25th anniversary of Wes Craven‘s Scream, while of course also looking ahead to next weekend, which will bring the franchise back to movie theaters. It was in 1996 that Craven introduced us to the iconic Ghostface mask and the characters who will be returning to the big screen in this year’s Scream, but […]

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Celebrating ‘Scream’ at 25 and Horror Queers at 3! [Horror Queers Podcast]

Tits and Tongues &The Screw-Up Showcase We’re nearly ready to wrap up December – and 2021! It’s been another silly month on the podcast, including episodes on the bizarre queer antichrist/oatmeal zombie film Fear No Evil (1981), David Fincher’s feel bad holiday film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) and the queerest superhero film of all […]

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‘Scream’ – New Featurette Celebrates 25 Years of a Slasher Classic and Honors the Late Wes Craven [Video]

“I was hoping they were going to dedicate the film to Wes. And they did.” We’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of Wes Craven‘s Scream this month, while of course also looking ahead to *next* month, which will bring the franchise back to movie theaters. Next year’s franchise relaunch/legacy sequel is coming exclusively to movie theaters […]

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‘Scream’ at 25: From Sleeper Hit to Horror Franchise Juggernaut

When Wes Craven’s Scream was released wide in theaters on December 20, 1996, small opening weekend numbers pointed to a slasher movie audiences weren’t interested in, especially not at Christmas. Then a rare thing happened; its numbers only got more substantial with each passing week. Twenty-five years and a full-blown franchise later, it’s hard to imagine Scream as […]

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Wes Craven’s ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Slashes into the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress

A handful of horror films have made their way into the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry over the years, including Dracula, Bride of Frankenstein, Alien, Psycho, Rosemary’s Baby, The Shining, and The Exorcist, and now Freddy Krueger is getting in on the fun. This year’s new lineup of films that have been deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant,” […]

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‘Scream 4’ Turns Social Media Into a Suspect [Halloweenies Podcast]

Rejoice, Woodsboro! The Stab-athon continues! As promised, Halloweenies co-hosts Justin Gerber, Dan Caffrey, McKenzie Gerber, and special guest Diandra Lazor have returned to the barn to finish their dissection of 2011’s Scream 4. In the second of two episodes dedicated to the fourth chapter, the discuss the perils of social media stardom, debate whether they’d […]

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‘Scream 4’ Hits Harder as an Unexpected Swan Song for Wes Craven [Halloweenies Podcast]

Step aside, Charlie and Robbie, there’s a new Cinema Club in town. As promised, the Halloweenies have returned to the streets of Woodsboro, where everyone is shaking off a case of deja vu. Make no mistake, though, this is no remake. No, there are all new rules to learn, which is why you oughta make your […]

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Danger Zones: The Transgressive Nature of Horror

In my defense, I thought it might be helpful, a kind of catharsis. First of all, I must say that my wife is the purest soul I’ve ever met, unendingly compassionate and completely selfless. Honestly, I have no idea how she puts up with me, but I am grateful for it every day. She’s never […]

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