Movie Retrospective: “An American Werewolf In London”

           One of the first retrospectives I did for Readers Digested was The Howling, a contender for one of my favourite werewolf movies ever made. The…

Movie Retrospective: – Poltergeist (1982)

           In the UK we do not have the PG-13 certificate. Up until 1989 we had U, PG, 15 and 18. When Tim Burton’s Batman was…

Movie Retrospective: – “Candyman” (1992)

        SPOILERS ABOUND.    In 1987, writer Clive Barker directed Hellraiser. This wasn’t the first film he’d written but it was the first he directed. His next…

Movie Retrospective “A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

           What is the difference between a remake and a reboot?    A reboot is when a franchise erases some or all of it’s previously established…

Movie Retrospective: “Freddy vs Jason”

                         I should note early on that is part of my Elm Street Retrospective series so will lean slightly…

Movie Retrospective: “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare”

         meta: ADJECTIVE (of a creative work) referring to itself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential.”the enterprise is inherently ‘meta’, since it doesn’t review movies,…

Movie Retrospective: “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare”

         Despite featuring in three more movies after this, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare really does represent the last solo appearance of this incarnation of Freddy Krueger…

Movie Retrospective: “A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 5: The Dream Child”

         Before I continue my journey through the Elm Street movies, I was reminded of a very salient point while watching this fifth entry in the series.…

Movie Retrospective “A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 4: The Dream Master”

           In 1988, the fourth instalment in the Elm Street series hit screens around the world and became the highest grossing entry in the series until…

Movie Retrospective: “A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 3: Dream Warriors”

           The Elm Street sequel train keeps rolling with this 1987 entry in the franchise. Considered by many (yours truly included) to be the best of…