In this humble horror writer’s opinion, Halloween is not only the best Halloween set film ever made. It’s also one of the best horror films ever made. A statement backed up by the rest of our contributors who placed it at the top of both our Halloween and Horror Top Ten lists.
It seems the horror genre’s new trend is nostalgia.
Over the past six years, ever since the release of Peter M. Bracke’s wonderful ‘Crystal Lake Memories’ detailing the entire history of the Friday the 13th franchise, looking back seems to have become the new looking forward.
We have had ‘His Name Was Jason’ a documentary film about the Voorhees tale, as well as probably the finest work of all; Never Sleep Again, a 4 hour marathon detailing every fact you could ever want to know about the Nightmare on Elm Street series.
So it would be rude for the third sibling of the slasher genre, everyone’s favourite son of Hallows Eve not get in on the act.
Modern day Hollywood loves remakes. And more recently many classic (and some not so classic) horror movies have been reappearing on our Cineplex screens, repackaged and refilmed for a new generation of viewers.