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Jason X Is Everything That Makes the Friday the 13th Movies Great... Just in Space

Today is Friday the 13th, a name shared with one of horror’s most stories franchises. And while many films in the series rightfully get celebrated or eviscerated, one that’s often overlooked is 2002's Jason X, the movie where producers finally said, “Screw it. Let’s put Jason in space.” It’s definitely dumb, but over…

Either Donnie Darko Hasn't Aged Well or the Director's Cut Isn't As Good

Donnie Darko is one of those movies I watched and rewatched endlessly during college. The small, but bold, tale of a troubled young man saving his family and friends spoke to me in ways I don’t quite recall 15 years later. I just know I loved it. However, rewatching the director’s cut of the film (released on DVD in…

Watching In the Mouth of Madness Too Many Times Might Actually Drive You Insane

In 1994, John Carpenter was several years removed from his last bona fide triumph—1988's They Live—but he still hadn’t given up. (He’d sorta do that the next year, with Village of the Damned). His mindfuck extravaganza In the Mouth of Madness borrows heavily from H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King, but it’s also its own…

The Elektra Movie Is Somehow So Much Worse Than You Remember

When Daredevil returns for season two later this month, we’ll be treated to Élodie Yung as Elektra Natchios. The last time the Greek ninja had a live-action performance, she was portrayed by Jennifer Garner in the critically unacclaimed 2005 movie of the same name. And yet I’m here to tell you it’s infinitely more…

John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness Contains One of the Most Disturbing Depictions of Evil Ever

Prince of Darkness is one of John Carpenter’s weirdest films. Released in 1987 (between two cult favorites: 1986's Big Trouble in Little China and 1988's They Live), it’s overly high-concept and riddled with gaping plot holes. But damn, if it doesn’t depict evil in one of the most repulsive and scary ways ever.

Cloverfield Is as Mysterious Today as It Was in 2008, and That's Why We Still Love It

Eight years after its release, the mere mention of Bad Robot’s found footage film Cloverfield is still a lightning rod. Whether people love it or hate it, everyone has a strong opinion about it. We saw that play out recently when a seemingly unrelated film was revealed to be titled 10 Cloverfield Lane, and everyone…

The World Needs More Goofy, Gory B-Movie Monster Flicks Like Deep Rising

Stephen Sommers is best-known for directing the first two Mummy movies, but his breakout, Deep Rising, is well worthy of its own praise. Yes, it is a silly movie, and it bombed when it opened in 1998. But it’s a magical kind of silly that results when a killer B-movie premise meets an ensemble cast of random yet great…

The Poseidon Adventure Is Still One of the Most Insane Disaster Movies Ever Made

Celebrate New Year’s Eve aboard the S.S. Poseidon, and experience one of the standouts of the 1970s disaster-movie craze: The Poseidon Adventure. This movie has it all: action, suspense, a hit theme song, an all-star cast, and more WTF moments than any single ocean-liner journey has ever had before or since.

No Matter If You Love or Hate Return of the Jedi, You're Right

Growing up, I always said Return of the Jedi was my favorite Star Wars movie. It wasn’t until years later I realized I was in the minority by saying that. Watching it again, I now know exactly why I enjoy it so much, why others don’t, and why we’re both completely right. Welcome to the final installment of our Star…

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The Empire Strikes Back is Everything You Love About Star Wars Done In The Best Possible Way

The genius of The Empire Strikes Back is its simplicity. It basically takes place in only three places. The main characters spend the majority of the film apart. But within that incredibly tight structure you get a surplus of darkness, mystery and character. Welcome to our Star Wars rewatch!