Halloween Franchise Icons Of Horror Movie Review 

Movie Review – Halloween (2018)

Principal Cast : Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Haluk Bilginer, Jefferson Hall, Rhian Rees, Toby Huss, Omar Dorsey, Dylan Arnold, Miles Robbins, Drew Scheid.Synopsis:  Forty years after the events of Halloween, Michael Myers escapes incarceration and returns to Haddonfield Illinois to continue his killing spree. ******** Cinematic monsters don’t come more iconic than implacable serial killer Michael Myers, the eponymous “star” of the long-running Halloween film franchise; spawning innumerable sequels and a reboot series from Rob Zombie, the property has languished…

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Icons Of Horror Movie Review Nightmare On Elm Street Franchise 

Movie Review – Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

Principal Cast : Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Miko Hughes, John Saxon, Tracy Middendorf, David Newsom, Fran Bennett, Wes Craven, Robert Shaye, Marianna Maddalena, Sam Rubin, Sara Risher, Claudia Hero, Matt Winston, Rob LaBelle, W Earle Brown, Lin Shaye. Synopsis:  A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world? *** If you’re the creator of a hugely successful box-office horror franchise, and the series has pretty much done everything it’s…

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Icons Of Horror Movie Review Nightmare On Elm Street Franchise 

Movie Review – Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare

Principal Cast : Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Lezlie Deane, Shon Greenblatt, Breckin Meyer, Ricky Dean Logan, Yaphett Koto, Tobe Sexton, Cassandra Rachel Freil, Lindsay Fields, Tom Arnold, Roseanne Barr, Alice Cooper, Elinor Donahue. Synopsis:  Dream-haunting Freddy Krueger returns once again to prowl the nightmares of Springwood’s last surviving teenager, and of a woman whose personal connection to Krueger may mean his doom. ***** Final. Yeah, right. The sixth instalment in the sprawling Nightmare On Elm Street franchise supposedly spelled the end of iconic screen monster Freddie Krueger, the razor-gloved one finally meeting…

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Halloween Franchise Icons Of Horror Movie Review 

Movie Review – Halloween II (2009)

Director :  Rob Zombie Year Of Release :   2009 Principal Cast : Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Sheri Moon Zombie, Scout Taylor-Compton, Chase Wright Vanek, Danielle Harris, Brad Dourif, Brea Grant, Angela Trimbur, Caroline Williams, Octavia Spencer, Richard Reihle, Margot Kidder, Mary Birdsong, Dayton Callie. Approx Running Time :   119 Minutes Synopsis: Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael’s deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister. *** Spoiler alert: Plot points from both this film and Rob Zombie’s 2007 Halloween are discussed…

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Movie Review – Halloween (2007) (Unrated)

Director :  Rob Zombie Year Of Release :   2007 Principal Cast :  Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie, Tyler Mane, Scout Taylor-Compton, Brad Dourif, Danielle Harris, William Forsythe, Daerg Faerch, Daryl Sabara, Hanna R Hall, Pat Skipper, Dee Wallace, Max Van Ville, Udo Kier, Clint Howard, Sid Haig. Approx Running Time :  121 Minutes Synopsis:   After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie. *** Same date. New…

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Icons Of Horror Movie Review Nightmare On Elm Street Franchise 

Movie Review – A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

Director :  Stephen Hopkins Year Of Release :   1989 Principal Cast :  Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Beatrice Boepple, Whit Hertford, Kelly Jo Minter, Danny Hassel, Erika Anderson, Nicholas Mele, Joe Seely, Valorie Armstrong, Burr Debenning, Clarence Felder. Approx Running Time :   90 Minutes Synopsis:  The pregnant Alice finds Freddy Krueger striking through the sleeping mind of her unborn child, hoping to be reborn into the real world. ******* Dream on, baby. The Dream Child is the third of the mini-trilogy inside the Nightmare franchise, continuing the narrative from the third…

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Movie Review – A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

Director :  Renny Harlin Year Of Release :   1988 Principal Cast :   Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Danny Hassel, Brooke Theiss, Andras Jones, Tuesday Knight, Toy Newkirk, Rodney Eastman, Ken Sagoes, Nicholas Mele, Brooke Bundy. Approx Running Time :   93 Minutes Synopsis:  Freddy Krueger returns to terrorise a new batch of kids from Elm Street. **** The third sequel in the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise, and the second part of a loosely connected inner-trilogy following on from events in The Dream Warriors, Renny Harlin’s The Dream Master is a definitively 80’s…

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Friday The 13th Franchise Icons Of Horror Movie Review 

Movie Review – Friday The 13th (1980)

Director :  Sean S Cunningham Year Of Release :   1980 Principal Cast :   Adrienne King, Betsy Palmer, Harry Crosby, Kevin Bacon, Jeaninne Taylor, Laurie Bartram, Peter Brouwer, Mark Nelson, Robbi Morgan, Rex Everhart, Walt Gorney, Willie Adams, Debra S Hayes, Ari Lehman. Approx Running Time :   95 Minutes Synopsis:   A group of camp counsellors is stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child’s drowning. ******* This popular 1980 slasher film took the relatively bloodless…

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Hellraiser Franchise Icons Of Horror Movie Review 

Movie Review – Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Director :   Tony Randel Year Of Release :   1988 Principal Cast :  Claire Higgins, Ashley Lawrence, Kenneth Cranham, Imogen Boorman, Doug Bradley, Nicholas Vince, Simon Bamford, Barbie Wilde, Sean Chapman, Oliver Smith, William Hope, Deborah Joel, Angus McInnes, Catherine Chevalier. Approx Running Time :   99 Minutes Synopsis:   Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again. ******** Hellbound, the direct sequel to Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, sees many of the same cast return, as well as a…

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Halloween Franchise Icons Of Horror Movie Review 

Movie Review – Halloween (1978)

Director :   John Carpenter Year Of Release :  1978 Principal Cast :  Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Kyes, PJ Soles, Kyle Richards, Brian Andrews, Tony Moran, Will Sandlin, John Michael Graham, Sandy Johnson. Approx Running Time :   91 Minutes Synopsis:  On Halloween night of 1963, 6-year old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill. ******** It’s difficult to explain just how influential John Carpenter’s 1978 slasher classic, Halloween, was…

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