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Child’s Play 30th Anniversary: Franchise Fred’s Little Boy Is All Grown Up

In 1988 I was just getting brave enough to watch horror movies. My neighbor got me into the first three Nightmares on Elm Street which I loved because of the dream world. Nightmare 4 was my first horr...

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Review: Expositional Ballet

Disney’s latest live-action fairy tale is not based on one of their own animated films, but on The Nutcracker. The short story has been adapted into a ballet, so why not a big budget visual effects mo...

Universal Classic Monsters 30 Film Blu-ray

Franchise Fred Vs. The Universal Monsters: Dracula

Thanks to some overlap with the Frankenstein movies, I was able to complete the Dracula series in the Universal Classic Monsters 30 film Blu-ray ray collection. It’s probably got the fewest solo Dracu...

These 2 Subplots Were Cut Out of Parenthood

Parenthood was one of those movies I watched every day once I recorded it on VHS. I probably hadn’t seen it in 20 years but it was remarkable how I still remembered the film shot for shot when it scre...

Universal Classic Monsters 30 Film Blu-ray

Franchise Fred Vs. the Universal Monsters: The Invisible Man

My next stop in the Universal Classic Monsters 30 Film Blu-ray set was the Invisible Man franchise. I had only seen the Claude Rains original so I was excited to see where they went with new stories a...

Universal Classic Monsters 30 Film Blu-ray

Franchise Fred Vs. The Universal Monsters: Frankenstein

In 2018, Franchise Fred wept for there were no more new franchises to discover. Fortunately there are still some from before I was born. Would you believe I hadn’t seen most of the Universe monster mo...

Screamfest Review: The Golem – Killing Them Gentilely

The mythology of different cultures contain unique creatures that could be the basis for horror movies. The Golem is a Jewish creature but it’s universal. Well, you may appreciate it a tiny bit more i...

Bride of Chucky 20th Anniversary: China Dolls

Chucky was the first horror franchise I felt ownership of. Freddy and Jason were already underway by the time I was brave enough to l watch them, but I got in on the ground floor when I begged my dad ...

Screamfest Review: The Amityville Murders – Family Dies

Amityville is actually one of the franchises I have not seen entirely. Every time I do see one, it discourages me from filling in the gaps. After The Amityville Murders it’s probably going to be a whi...

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