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Look who’s stalking: how the slasher movie screamed its way back

The return of Halloween, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream is just the beginning of a bullish comeback for the subgenre that will never dieLike the bloody, bullet-strewn killer at the end of a frenzied high body count climax making one medically impossible last-gasp attempt to kill the final girl, the slasher […]

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25 Years and 5 Movies Later, Here’s How the ‘Scream’ Franchise Came to Be

Do you like scary movies? That line at the start of “Scream” (1996) had instant meta connotations, coming as it did in a movie directed by horror master Wes Craven, who all but invented the modern scary movie. So what better director to mock the very genre he helped usher in? Craven was the mastermind […]

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‘Session 9’ Writers and Director Brad Anderson and Stephen Gevedon Have a Prequel in Mind

Underrated indie horror film Session 9 celebrates its 20th anniversary today. Writer/director Brad Anderson and co-writer Stephen Gevedon reminisced on the film’s release and teased at ideas for the future. Released in 2001, Session 9 stood out among other horror films of the early 2000s like Scream and Final Destination. To celebrate its cult status […]

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Wes Craven’s Favorite Movies: 5 Films to Buy on Blu-Ray

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.Wes Craven was a master of horror movies. The Cleveland native, who made his directorial debut with 1972’s “The […]

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We Know What You’re Watching This Fall: Amazon’s ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Series

The time for teen slasher throwbacks is upon us. Some of those throwbacks, like Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy, are carving out their own identity with semi-original new stories while openly homaging what’s come before them. Others, like Paramount’s upcoming Scream reboot, are going straight back to the well of tried-and-true properties with built-in name recognition […]

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What Lionsgate’s Huge Deal with Spyglass Means for Tarantino, Scream, and Hellraiser Fans

The big Hollywood deals, they keep a-happening. Yesterday, we reported that independent film studio A24 was entertaining a possible sale. Now comes the news that Lionsgate has acquired a partial stake in Spyglass Media Group, a production company with a history dating back over twenty years. Deadline reports that Lionsgate “has acquired the vast majority […]

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‘Fear Street Part Two: 1978’ Trailer: The Second Chapter of the Trilogy Arrives This Week

Have you checked out Fear Street Part 1: 1994, yet? If not, this is the only time I’ll tell you to stop reading one of my articles and fire up Netflix instead. Director Leigh Janiak‘s throwback horror homage flick is a total blast, taking the standard raised by the Scream franchise (the still-ongoing franchise, we […]

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