January Horror

Available Now: The Platform (2019)

Streaming on Netflix. Imagine being trapped in a vertical prison, comprised of a 100+ floors, where you’re able to eat the most sumptuous of cuisines. Now imagine that by the 50th floor that all the food is gone. What would you be capable of? When Goreng voluntarily enters the prison in exchange for a degree, he’ll find out the answer to that question whether he wants to or not.

The Platform was written by David Desola and Pedro Rivero, with Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia directing. Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan, Emilio Buale, and Alexandra Masangkay star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: Spontaneous (2020)

Available to own or rent on various streaming services. When fellow students in her senior class unexpectedly begin to explode, the last Mara expects is to fall in love. Figuring they’v got nothing to lose Mara and Dylan fall deep as the “Covington Curse” escalates. A smart coming-of-age story blended with the horror of reality.

Spontaneous was written by Brian Duffield, based on the novel by Aaron Starmer. Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Yvonne Orji, Hayley Law, Piper Perabo, and Rob Huebel star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: Underwater (2020)

Imagine being stuck at the bottom of the Marianas Trench, the deepest part of the Earth, in an underground drilling facility when an earthquake strikes. Your completely surrounded by thousands of tons of water, with only the slimmest chance of escaping alive. There are several casualties and if you don’t work as a team with the remaining survivors you’ll never escape. Throw some aquatic monsters your way and your in deep shit. And when you finally find out what’s causing the quakes your mind will struggle to comprehend what you see before you.

Underwater was written by Brian Duffield and Adam Cozad, with William Eubank directing. Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Mamoudo Athie, T.J. Miller, John Gallagher Jr., and Jessica Henwick starring.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: Teacher Shortage (2020)

Available on Amazon. A killer stalks the teachers of the English Department of Prescott High in a throwback to 80s slasher movies.

Teacher Shortage was written and directed by Troy Escamilla. Brinke Stevens, Debra Lamb, Julie Ann Prescott, Tamara Glynn, Kaylee Williams, Mel Hefflin, Roger Conners, David E. McMahon, Michael Tula, and Chris Jehnert star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: Ten Minutes to Midnight (2020)

Available on VOD. After being bitten by a rabid bat, a radio host is trapped in the station by a storm, reality begins to fracture.

Ten Minutes to Midnight was written by Erik and Carson Bloomquist, with Erik directing. Caroline Williams, Nicole Kang, Nicholas Tucci, William Youmans, Adam Wreppler, and Alice Kremelberg star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Coming Soon: Bloody Hell (2020)

Rex has a rather infamous past he’s desperate to leave behind. Thinking he can start over by fleeing the country, Rex will wind up in a much worse place.

Bloody Hell was written by Robert Benjamin and directed by Alister Grierson. Ben O’Toole, Meg Fraser, Caroline Craig, Matthew Sunderland, and Travis Jeffery star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: Toys of Terror (2020)

Available digitally and on Blu-Ray/DVD. An awesome clip featuring a spider going where you hope they’ll never go.

After moving into a run-down mansion with their parents, Zoe and Franklin discover a chest of toys that come to life. Soon the kids discover these toys are not here for fun.

Toys of Terror was written by Dana Gould and directed by Nicholas Verso. Kyana Teresa, Georgia Waters, Verity Marks, and Dayo Ade star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Coming Soon: The Strings (2020)

Upon traveling to a secluded cabin to work on her music, Catherine finds herself haunted by a mysterious entity.

The Strings was written by Krista Dzialoszynski and Ryan Glover, with Glover directing. Teagan Johnston, Jenna Schaefer, April Aliermo, and Lora Bidner star.

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Classic Clip: From Beyond (1986)

I have a list of actors that I will watch anything they do. Barbara Crampton is on that list. Her versatility as an actress is incredible. She’s been in several genre classics from Re-Animator (1985) to You’re Next (2011) to We Are Still Here (2015) and more. I have yet to see her make a bad film. From Beyond is another classic from the amazing Stuart Gordon. Barbara plays Dr. Katherine McMichaels who’s life goes off the rails when she begins to treat Dr. Crawford. Her journey eventually leads us to this memorable scene.

Upon creating a machine that can allow people to see beyond normal reality, a group of scientists are attacked by bizarre creatures.

From Beyond was written by Brian Yuzna, Dennis Paoli, and Stuart Gordon, based off the short story by H.P. Lovecraft. Stuart Gordon directed. Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, and Bunny Summers star.

Check out the clip on my Instagram Here.

Coming Soon: Wrong Turn (2021)

Releasing on January 26th. So glad we’re finally getting a new Wrong Turn movie. I live 5 minutes away from West Virginia so this series has always been one of my favorites. Now I know remakes are divisive. But if you look at the Wrong Turn franchise, the quality is all over the place, as is the narrative. The first 4 movies are tied together, while the 5th and 6th seem be their own thing. Hopefully this will start the story fresh, while keeping what we love, giving the franchise fresh blood. Are you excited for the new Wrong Turn?

A group of friends hiking in the Appalachian Mountains come upon a mystery community of people called The Foundation.

Wrong Turn was written by Alan B. McElroy with Mike P. Nelson directing. Matthew Modine, Emma Dumont, Charlotte Vega, Daisy Head, Bill Sage, Valerie Jane Parker, and Tim DeZarn star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Classic Clip: Child’s Play 2 (1990)

CP2 is one of the best sequels to an 80s horror movies with many great moments. One of my favorite scenes is the death of Miss Kettlewell, the teacher who was nasty to Andy for no good reason. We’ve all had teachers like that, so it definitely helps us to relate to Andy more. And I love when asshole characters are killed after making life miserable for the protagonist. Sometimes it’s the best part of the movie. And Miss Kettlewell’s reaction when she realized Chucky was alive is priceless. Karma is indeed a bitch. What’s your favorite moment in Child’s Play 2?

Child’s Play 2 was written by Don Mancini and directed by John Lafia. Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Christine Elise, Brad Dourif, Grace Zabriskie, and Beth Grant star.

Check out the clip on my Instagram Here. You can watch an extended version of the clip Here.

Available Now: Butchers (2020)

Available in select theaters and VOD. In the backcountry a family of horrific killers hunts anyone who crosses their path.

Butchers was written by Adrian Langley and Daniel Weissenberger, with Langley directing. Simon Phillips, Michael Swatton, Julie Mainville, Ann-Carolyne Binette, James Hicks, Nick Allan, Blake Canning, Samantha De Benedet, and Frederik Storm star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: Hunted (2020)

Streaming on Shudder now. Eve meets a guy in a bar, unaware he’s a psychopath. By the time she realizes the truth, she’ll have to use the forest to get her revenge.

Hunted was written by Vincent Paronnaud and Léa Pernollet, with Paronnaud directing. Lucie Debay, Arieh Worthalter, Ciaran O’Brien, and Simone Milsdochter star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Available Now: Sweet Home Season 1 (2020)

Streaming on Netflix. After losing his family in an accident, Hyun moves into an apartment complex that is soon under siege by monsters.

Sweet Home was written by Kim Hyung-min, Kim Kan-bi, Park So-Jeong, Hong So-ri, and Hwang Young-Chan. Based on the webtoon series. Young-woo Jang, Eung-bok Lee directed. Song Kang, Jin-wook, Lee Si-young, Do-Hyun Lee star.

Check out the trailer on my Instagram Here.

Favorite Moment: Frozen (2010)

Adam Green is one of the few horror writer/director’s that can do no wrong. I’ve enjoyed everything he’s done. However, Frozen has to be the scariest movie he’s made so far. I’ve never went skiiing or snowboarding, and this film has ensured I’ll continue to not ski or snowboard. I already had a distrust of ski lists and this ensures I was right to feel that way. What’s your favorite moment in this movie?

Frozen was written and directed by Adam Green. Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, Kevin Zegers, and Kane Hodder star.

You can watch the clip at my Instagram Here.

Spooktober Week 2

Spooktober Day 4: The Girl Next Door (2007)

Based off the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, which is itself based off the murder of Sylvia Likens. This is a rather difficult movie to sit through, as its horrors are not based in the supernatural but on the terror that fellow humans inflict on each other. An aunt who takes in her two nieces, encourages a group of neighborhood boys to focus their tortures upon the eldest. The cruelty of the aunt and the boys is savage and horrific. I think a movie like this is very important for people, not just horror fans to watch. While humans are capable of good deeds, we are also capable of great evil. Sometimes even the nicest of neighbors can be the cruelest of people.

There are some scenes that are very hard to sit through. I chose a more benign scene that shows the aunt’s cruelty, but isn’t quite as tough to stomach. I have included the other scene as a bonus clip on my Tumblr for those who choose to watch it.

The Girl Next Door was written by Daniel Farrands and Philip Nutman, based off the Jack Ketchum novel. Gregory Wilson directed. William Atherton, Blythe Auffarth, Blanche Baker, and Kevin Chamberlin star.

Click Here to check out the clip on my Tumblr. And click Here for a bonus clip.

Spooktober Day 5: Drag Me to Hell (2009)

It had been many years since Sam Raimi had directed a horror movie and when news broke of Drag Me to Hell, the horror community was elated. And boy was it worth the wait. Drag was not only fantastic, but featured one of the best (if not a little gross) fight scenes in horror movie history. The brawl between Christine and Mrs. Ganush featured a very nasty moment that we all hoped would never happen to us. And for that reason it is worth highlighting.

Drag Me to Hell was written by Sam Raimi and Ivan Raimi, with Sam directing. Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao, and David Paymer star.

You can check out the clip by going to my Tumblr post Here.

Spooktober Day 6: Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1992-2000)

This is a special post that would be easier to view on my Instagram. There’s two posts located Here and Here. If you’d like to own an amazing book about the Are You Afraid of the Dark? TV show check out the Kickstarter Here.

Spooktober Day 7: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

One of a handful of remakes that surpasses the original. The 1978 remake of Invasion quickly became the definitive version and is the barometer to which subsequent remakes in 1993 and 2007 were compared to.

When people begin to complain about friends and relatives acting odd, public health inspector, Matthew Bennell dismisses it as a form mass hysteria. But soon he notice signs that something is indeed awry. He and some friends stumble onto a conspiracy of alien beings in the form of flowering pods replacing people. And they’re powerless to stop it.

It was difficult to pick just one scene to focus on, but one of my favorite scenes and one of the creepiest moments is when Matthew and his friends discover that they were about to be replaced by the pods. Matthew calls the cops now that they have evidence of what’s going on and discovers that the cops are in on the conspiracy too. The moment we discover they’re alone and have no one they can turn to is so creepy. It’s up to them to escape and reveal the conspiracy and stop the invasion. Nobody can or will help them.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers was written by W.D. Richter, based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney. Philip Kaufman directed. Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, Leonard Nimoy, Art Hindle, and Kevin McCarthy star.

Check out the clip Here. And you can check out a bonus clip Here.

Spooktober Day 8: The Ring (2002)

On October 18, 2002 The Ring debuted not only upending the horror genre, but also introducing many horror fans to Japanese horror and its tropes. It also started a trend of remaking J Horror movies for Western audiences. It’s also one of the few truly frightening PG-13 horror movies. It’s a shining example of why R-rated horror isn’t always the best. In the years to follow we soon had The Grudge, Dark Water, One Missed Call, The Eye, and several others. Some were well made and were hits. Others less so. The Ring also gave us two sequels that didn’t quite live up to this one.

There are many amazing, frightening scenes in The Ring. Number one for me is this scene. The first time you see it, it’s disturbing, in that you know something is going to happen. But then she fucking crawls out of the tv! Totally unexpected. And you know Noah is screwed. This scene alone is makes worth watching for anyone in the horror community. You can watch the clip Here.

The other moment I wanted to highlight from The Ring is the iconic tape that sets the story off. After watching it, you’ll get a phone call with a voice saying “Seven days.” It was even included as a hidden extra on the DVD release. Ironically, when I first watched it my phone actually rang right after. It was work, but talk about real life horror. If you dare, you can watch the tape Here.

In The Ring a cursed videotape leads a young single mother on a haunt for a way to stop the curse from killing her and her son in seven days.

The Ring was based off the Japanese horror film Ringu, created by Hiroshi Takahashi. Both films were based off the novel The Ring by Kôji Suzuki. Ehren Kruger wrote the screenplay, with Gore Verinski directing. Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman, Amber Tamblyn, and Daveigh Chase star.

Spooktober Day 9: Friday the 13th The Final Chapter (1984)

Since I received my Friday the 13th box set from Scream Factory the other day, I thought I would highlight my favorite entry today.

Afraid the Friday the 13th series would start to lose money, Paramount hedged their bets and decided to kill Jason off. They even brought back the man who created him, Tom Savini. It was only appropriate that his creator be the one to decide his death. And he created an instantly iconic moment: Jason sliding face-first down his own machete. The Final Chapter also introduced Tommy Jarvis, who would quickly become a very important character. In addition, the cast were amazing and the kills very memorable.

Paramount’s decision paid off handsomely. On a budget of $2.6 million, The Final Chapter opened to $11.1 million, eventually grossing about $33 million. Despite what Paramount intended, Jason would soon be haunting the shores of Crystal Lake again.

Friday the 13th The Final Chapter was written by Barney Cohen, based off a story by Bruce Hidemi Sakow. The screenplay was also based off characters created by Victor Miller, Ron Kurz, Martin Kitrosser, Carol Watson, and Sean S. Cunningham. Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Peter Barton, Kimberly Beck, Crispin Glover, Corey Feldman, and Ted White.

To watch the clip go Here.

Spooktober Day 10: The Monster Squad (1987)

This was one of my favorite movie growing up. I was obsessed with monsters back then, so watching Dracula lead a team of them pretty much fulfilled my obsession. It’s honestly more than just a horror-version of The Goonies. There are definitely some cheesy moments, but the way the characters interact and the various storylines make for a fun movie. And the look of the various monsters by Stan Winston is incredible. I don’t think anyone else could have pulled it off as well. He truly was a genius.

When The Monster Squad debuted, it was a box off bomb. But once it his VHS and started airing on TV it gained a huge cult following. For many years the only way to watch the movie was on an old VHS released by Vestron in 1988. Rights issues kept the movie from being released on DVD until the 20th anniversary in 2007. Fan demand played a big part in making it a reality. And it was packed full of special features, making it an even nicer treat for fans. And as it stands now, we have yet to get a decent Blu-Ray release of the film. One can only hope that Arrow or Shout! Factory gets a hold of the rights and gives it a Blu-Ray we and the film deserve.

One particular scene was a favorite of mine because of how brutal Dracula was to Phoebe. He was not playing around. It gives the sense that Dracula would kill even the most innocent to get the power he craves. You can check out the clip Here.

One scene I couldn’t not share involved the squad getting attacked by the Wolfman. That iconic scene can be viewed Here.

The Monster Squad was written by Shane Black and Fred Dekker, with Dekker directing. Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr, Tom Noonan, Brent Chalem, Ryan Lambert, Ashley Bank, Michael Faustino, and Mary Ellen Trainor starred.

Spooktober Week 1

Decided to do weekly updates for Spooktober/Halloween Month. I’ll be posting on Tumblr/Instagram more frequently and want to simplify things on here.

Spooktober Day 1

Happy Spooktober. While 2020 has been a tough year for all of us, the world over, we can still make good memories. This won’t be a Halloween like the previous years. But we can still make it one worth remembering. And we can use the joy we have for this spooky month to set our troubles aside for a time. Relive the memories of great Halloween’s and great movies, books, and TV shows. Use the fictional horrors we love to cleanse the horror of our current reality.

The Granny (1995)

Welcome to first day of the best month of the year. And what better way to welcome the season than with a warm embrace from Granny. She may hate most of her family, but she definitely has a soft spot for you.

The Granny (1995) was written and directed by Luca Bercovici, based off a story by Bercovici and Sam Bernard. Stella Stevens, Shannon Whirry, Luca Bercovici, Brant von Hoffman, Sandy Helberg, Patricia Sturges, Heather Elizabeth Parkhurst, and Ryan Bollman.

To see the full clip check out my Tumblr Here.

Coming Soon: Destiny 2: Festival of the Lost

An annual tradition, the Festival returns to haunt the Tower once again for the third time on October 6th. The Haunted Forest returns once again. Sadly we get no new weapons. We get new rolls for the Horror Story and the Braytech Werewolf. Story-wise we’ll be racing through the Haunted Forest at the behest of the Spider to collect chests. There will also be new spooky armor.

To check out the trailer on my Tumblr go Here.

Spooktober Day 2

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

One of the best sequels to ever grace the silver screen, there’s dozens of amazing moments to choose from. I chose this iconic moment. Kristen Parker drags Nancy Thompson into her nightmare to help her. Nancy saves her without even a thought. And then comes the stunning realization that the Nightmare that has haunted her for years is still alive. Her look of sheer terror is a testament to Heather Langenkamp’s amazing acting ability. What’s your favorite ANOES 3 moment?

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors was written by Wes Craven, Bruce Wagner, Frank Darabont, and Chuck Russell, with Russell directing. Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette, Ken Sagoes, Rodney Eastman, Jennifer Rubin, Laurence Fishburne, John Saxon, Priscilla Pointer, and Brooke Bundy star.

To check out the full clip go to my Tumblr Here. To see a bonus clip of some favorite moments click Here.

Call of Duty: Zombies

November 13th can’t come soon enough. While COD: Black Ops can be hit or miss, the Zombies portion of the game is always a highlight. And by the looks of things, Cold War brings it to the next level. I am very impressed with how Zombies looks and am most definitely looking forward to playing it. Are you excited for it?

To see the amazing Zombie gameplay trailer check my Tumblr Here.

Coming to Hulu: Clive Barker’s Books of Blood (2020)

Coming to Hulu October 7th. Written by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, based off the stories by Clive Barker. Britt Robertson, Anna Friel, Rafi Gavron, Yul Vazquez, Cory Lee, Saad Siddiqui, Andy McQueen, Brett Rickaby, and Seamus Patterson star.

Like the stories it’s based off of, we explore forbidden territory through three tales of terror.

To watch the full trailer click Here.

Spooktober Day 3

Child’s Play (1988)

My favorite and most iconic scene in this movie is when Karen discovers that Andy isn’t lying. Something is up with Chucky and she intends to discover what that is. It’s not only distinctly memorable, but intensely terrifying. After all, we’ve already seen Chucky kill. Andy’s the main character. It’s entirely possible we’re about to witness Karen’s demise. The sheer suspense is enough to set your heart to racing. The moment Karen discovers the unused batteries is a moment that will never be forgotten. What’s your favorite Child’s Play moment?

Child’s Play was written by Don Mancini, John Lafia, and Tom Holland, with Holland directing. Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif, and Dinah Manoff star.

To watch an extended clip click Here.

Classic Trailer: Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

Written by Neal Marshall Stevens, Richard D’Ovidio, Todd Alcott, and James Gunn. Steve Beck directs. Tony Shalhoub, Shannon Elizabeth, Embeth Davidz, Matthew Lillard, Alec Roberts, JR Bourne, Rah Digga, and F. Murray Abraham star.

When his uncle dies, Arthur moves his children into the mansion he inherits. However, they soon discover its actually a machine that’s not only trapped 13 Ghosts but is going to use them to Eye of Hell. With the help of the two rival ghost hunters, Arthur and his kids must do whatever it takes to stop the ritual from taking place.

To watch the trailer click Here.

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Favorite Clip: The Baby-Sitter (2017)

I was surprised how much I actually enjoyed The Baby-Sitter. The plot is simple, yet fun and we have an underdog to root for. And each time he stops the killers in their tracks you can’t help but be proud of his intelligence and resourcefulness. For me, one scene stood out. You could kind of telegraph what was going to happen, at least the gist of it, but it was definitely a surprise how it got from Point A to Point B. I mean, we knew the geeky Samuel was toast. And boy, was his death a highlight of the movie.

The Baby-Sitter was written by Brian Duffield and directed by McG. Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Ammel, Hana Mae Lee, Bella Thorne, Emily Alyn Lind, Andrew Bachelor, Doug Haley, Leslie Bibb, and Ken Marino star.

Watch the clip at my Tumblr Here. You can check out a gnarly bonus clip Here.

Classic Clip: Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2 (1987)

The Prom Night series, to me, has always been unique in the genre as two of the movies explore different sub-genres than the other three. The first, fourth, and the remake mine the slasher sub-genre. While the second revolves around ghosts/possessions and the third is a horror-comedy. Most of the franchises might borrow certain elements of other sub-genres, but they stay firmly rooted in the sub-genre the original film was based in.

Of the five, Hello Mary Lou is the best, in my opinion. Watching, you can’t help but see a similarity or two with Carrie (1976). Obviously the climax occurs during Prom. But Vicki also has a domineering, religious mother, who constantly harps on Vicki about the evils of sex and boys. While the above scene is creepy for several reasons, it’s nice to see the mother get what’s coming to her.

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2 was written by Ron Oliver and directed by Bruce Pittman. Lisa Schrage, Michael Ironside, Wendy Lyon, Louis Ferreira, Terri Hawkes, Brock Simpson, Wendell Smith, and Judy Mahbey star.

Watch the full clip at my Tumblr Here. You can also see a bonus clip from the Prom finale Here. And please follow my Instagram Here.

Classic Clips: Ghost Ship (2002)

While Ghost Ship is flawed it has some parts that are enjoyable, particularly the opening scene. My other favorite part are the later scenes involving Francesca. There’s something captivating and interesting about her. And Greer seems to think so too, which leads to his untimely death.

Ghost Ship was written by Mark Hanlon and John Pogue, with Steve Beck directing. Julianna Marguilies, Gabriel Byrne, Ron Eldard, Desmond Harrington, Isaiah Washington, Emily Browning, and Francesca Rettondini star.

To see the uncensored clip check out my Tumblr Here. To see a bonus clip of the opening scene go Here. And follow my Instagram Here.

Video Game Clip: The Dark Pictures Anthlogogy: Man of Medan

Recently I played through Medan (inspired by the true story of the Ourang Medan) with a friend. Even though there’s major differences between this video game and the movie Ghost Ship (2002), I found this moment with the zombie pin-up girl reminiscent of some of the scenes with Francesca, the lounge singer who lures Greer to his death.

While the truth behind the ghosts in Medan are a little Scooby-Doo-ish, in my opinion, Supermassive still did an amazing job with the game. It really feels like you’re playing through a horror movie and I look forward to playing their next game, Little Hope, whenever it finally sees release.

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Classic Clip: Creepshow 2 (1987): The Hitchhiker

Written by Stephen King, George Romero, and Lucille Fletcher. Michael Gornick directed. Lois Chiles, David Beecroft, Tom Wright, Richard Parks, Stephen King, and Cheré Bryson starred in this segment.

While the first Creepshow is a classic, its sequel gets far less attention. And while it’s a little uneven and has a sub-par animated wrap-around, it’s a well made sequel. Of the 3 segments, The Raft seems to get the most attention. But, personally, The Hitchhiker is my favorite. It’s the scariest of the segments and has the most compelling story. And it tells a story even more relevant today than it was then.

Annie is having an affair and is late getting home. In a rush, she hits and kills a hitchhiker. Only he continues to haunt her, insisting on thanking her for the ride.

But it gets even more interesting if you dig deeper. Annie is a rich white woman who has everything, yet risks it all. She doesn’t want to be poor, but she’s bored with her life and marriage. The Hitchhiker is black and destitute. He was killed by an uncaring white woman who doesn’t appreciate life. And his ghoul comes back again and again, making her realize how much she has to lose. Even in these circumstances, she still has privilege, while he struggles to seek justice. And Annie will hurt him and kill him again and again to hold onto her privilege, no matter how wrong she knows it is. A typical horror story has a lot of meaning if you scratch below the surface.

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Classic Clip: Saw II (2005)- Needle Exchange

Saw II (2005) is a rare sequel that can stand equal to the original. The story is as enthralling as the original and it has even more twists and turns. It also puts Amanda in the spotlight and expands her role in the story. We already know she’s a recovering addict, so when we see the pit of syringes, we don’t just feel horror at the thought of the pain of multiple needles entering our skin, but also that an ex-addict is living her nightmare. It’s a highly effective scene that still makes my skin crawl.

Saw II was written by Leigh Whannell and Darren Lynn Bousman, with Bousman directing. Donnie Wahlberg, Beverly Mitchell, Franky G, Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Erik Knudsen, Glenn Plummer, and Dina Meyer star.

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