Edge of the Axe

As horror movie weapon subject matter experts of sorts (see our acclaimed book, Death by Umbrella) we noticed a spate of axe killers in the genre. It’s perhaps a reflection of or a response to the pervasive references to axe-wielding maniacs on the loose in popular parlance, frequently by people who might not even beContinue reading “Edge of the Axe”

Candyman

Candyman is a film that puts the “urban” into urban legend, with a suave eponymous antagonist sporting of all things, a hook for a hand laying waste to occupants of the Cabrini-Green housing project in Chicago. Horror above all else, prioritizes setting over character investment – or at least, can get away with having doneContinue reading “Candyman”