Tag Archives: Horror

Favorite Horror Film Franchise Poll Results! 

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:

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Jigsaw: Laughably Put Together

One of the Jigsaw Killer’s more creative traps, a collar equipped with literal surgical lasers

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.

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Miami FearFest 2017 Is Here!

The guest speakers and judges for this year’s Miami FearFest!

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!

 

It Emerges on the Silver Screen

Pennywise the Dancing Clown appears to terrorize a member of The Loser’s Club


When one decides to remake or re-adapt a narrative for the screen, there’s always a question of whether or not the new product will match or surpass the story many hold dear. In the case of Andy Muschietti’s
It (2017), not only is the film a worthy successor to the 1990 TV miniseries adaptation of the eponymous Stephen King novel, but it’s an exceptionally good horror film overall. Muschietti, whose only other major film release was 2013’s Mama, manages to distill the primary themes of the first half of Stephen King’s monstrously long narrative on childhood trauma, and present it as a movie which manages to deliver some genuine scares.

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