At the turn of the 1990’s, Fred Krueger was on the Christmas lists of children across America.
Yes, that’s the same razor-fingered child killer with the burnt face and darkly sexual wit. Sure, he had softened quite considerably since his cinematic debut back in 1984, but his primary purpose – if you exclude selling crappy merchandise by the bucket load – was to stalk children in their dreams and find increasingly elaborate ways to kill them. So, how did we get to this point, I hear you ask? […]
What makes a sequel a sequel?
By definition, it is supposed to be a follow-up to a previous installment, maintaining some form of continuity, whether it be through characters, concepts, or setting, but with C.H.U.D. II, sequel to 1984’s C.H.U.D., we have what is arguably the most tenuously linked follow-up in the history of cinema […]
After the swashbuckling adventure of A New Hope and the dark turn taken with The Empire Strikes Back, there was feverish anticipation to see where the ‘Star Wars’ universe would go next.
Relinquishing directorial duties once again, this time to relative rookie Richard Marquand, ‘Return of the Jedi’ remains a bit of an oddity. It’s cute, fun, silly, adventurous, but marks the beginning of the decline of ‘Star Wars’ under George Lucas […]