Released in 1982 and directed by John Carpenter, The Thing is a remake of Howard Hawks’ film of the same name. It is based on the story “Who Goes There?” by John W. Campbell Jr. and is much closer to the source material than the film released in 1951. One of the biggest differences between the two is that Carpenter’s version relies more heavily on special effects. Overwhelmingly so, in fact. Some of the characters seem to be created for the sole purpose of displaying the film’s technical prowess.
Made popular by The Blair Witch Project in 1999, found footage films have been both a blessing and a curse for horror movie fans. Produced by J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk back in 2008, Cloverfield adds to the growing list of movies in the genre. The story follows a group of New Yorkers who are attending a party when all hell breaks loose. It is delivered as a recording from a home video camera which was recovered in area US447 (or Central Park) by the US Department of Defense. Its unofficial title was 1-18-08. The term “Cloverfield” comes up in a disclaimer and is the designated name of the case. It was written by Drew Goddard and directed by Matt Reeves.
First released in 2005, The Descent is a British horror flick that has writer-director Neil Marshall behind it. The story follows six friends who explore an unmapped system of caves. They become trapped, then hunted down by man-eating, otherworldly predators that will not only push them to their limits but also test their beliefs. Sound interesting? Well, it is for several reasons
Whether it be in video games or films, the Resident Evil franchise has become a force to be reckoned with. In the former, it practically created the survival horror genre. In the latter, it has combined action and horror and has succeeded in both. With five movies under its belt and a sixth one on the horizon, the series has become one of the highest grossing videogame-based franchises of all time. With a budget of $250 million, it has more than tripled that amount, grossing $915.9 million at the box office worldwide.
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