Horror films have been drawing audiences to the movie theaters for well over a hundred years. While there have been several classic stand-alone films that have garnered critical acclaim, we all know any moderately successful film is likely to be forcefully branched out into a full-fledged franchise in hopes of raking in money for the rest of eternity. With Halloween finally upon us and the month of October drawing to a close, let’s take a look at the top horror film franchises, according to you, our creepy little readers:
Many would agree that on a fundamental level, any film worth watching should be one of the following: a well-made film, or fun to watch – though preferably it should be both. Jigsaw (2017) is the sequel to Saw VII, aka Saw 3D, aka Saw: The Final Chapter (2010), and despite it being a continuation of a series even fans wanted to stay dead and buried, the film is both a significant improvement over the later entries of the series, and it’s such a laughably dumb movie that I honestly didn’t want the film to end.
For the second year in a row, the Miami FearFest will be celebrating short indie horror films from around the world! They will also be bringing in several industry leaders to discuss the art of the craft. Last year, Miami FearFest screened over 60 short film submissions from around the world, spanning genres like horror and science-fiction, and this year promises to deliver just the same! The festival will be held within our very own Graham Center and will run through November 10th and 11th.
Tickets to the event are available here and FIU students can get a 10% discount by entering the promo code FIUSTUDENTS at checkout. Don’t miss out!
A crime-mystery thriller based on a bestselling novel about a detective hunting down Norway’s first serial killer sounds like an excellent film on paper. Adapting a novel that acts as an entry in a long-standing series of stories that’ve been described as “page-turning narratives featuring Norway’s own Sherlock Holmes” should be simple and straightforward. You’d think it’d be easy for a talented cast and crew featuring Martin Scorsese, Tomas Alfredson, and Michael Fassbender, among many others, to subvert the clichés of the crime-mystery genre and produce a competent and enjoyable film at the very least.
Ghostly greetings, Panthers! Halloween is around the corner, sneaking up on us like a ghost. For those of you already in the spooky spirit, here is a quick guide to all the horror movies you can find in Miami this ominous October. Don’t forget to stop in for a spell!
Panther Filmmakers! Join us this Thursday, October 19th, at the first of several Panther Filmmaker Mixers at Deuxieme Maison (DM) 457 from 3:00-5:00 PM. This first event will serve as a Meet & Greet where those of you interested in learning more about the Panther Film Festival (PFF) will have an opportunity to ask us questions and meet other students who are interested in making films. We encourage you to stop by and pitch your ideas to everyone in attendance as you look to potentially fill some missing roles in your production crews! Oh, and as if you needed more of a reason to attend: there will be food and refreshments available. We’re excited to meet you all this Thursday and look forward to watching you develop your projects in the coming months!