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1990 to Now: A Perspective on Horror Films by the Decade, Part 1

Here’s how my Horror survey turned out! Thanks to all who participated!

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1There are so many reasons to be a fan of horror movies right now.  Hollywood has already to date released nine films on the big-screen that carry the official genre-filtering title when trying to purchase tickets online.  John Squires of Bloody Disgusting reported back on February 6 that five out of the top 10 highest-grossing films of 2017 at that point carried the horror label.  Currently, eight of the top 30 grossing films at the box office in the first quarter of the year are a certain brand of horror according to Box Office Mojo.

There had to be a reason so many horror films were being released in 2017, in a genre once poo-pooed by the Hollywood elite.  And there are still so many to come!

There is a thought I was not willing to share with my peers until I did a little research on my own…

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A Missed Opportunity to Make the Blair Witch Great Again

My first horror movie review for Sailor Twift!

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blair-witch-poster-sWith Freddy and Jason in Hell, Ghost Face waiting for the turn of the century to make rich Californians “Scream” again, Candyman banished to behind the mirror and Michael Myers without a head, the summer of 1999 would end the decade without a gory drop of blood being shed — thanks to The Blair Witch Project.

After an exceptional marketing campaign leaving the actors hidden until the movie’s release, and Entertainment Weekly calling it “One of the Creepiest films since The Exorcist,” the original Blair Witch would go on to gross more than $240 million dollars…on a $60,000 budget.  Its sequel, Book of Shadows, would receive the Hollywood treatment, a star-studded soundtrack and even Jeffrey Donovan; but wound up forgotten with a 13% on the Tomatometer.

After the success of the first film, a 90s pop culture icon that gave birth to the words “found-footage” in the mainstream…

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