Genre Gut Punches: “The Dog Monologue” in FROZEN

It’s impossible to count the amount of characters that have died on screen over the course of cinematic history.  I’ve seen people hacked to bits, dismembered, set on fire, crushed, stabbed, choked, speared, combusted, drowned, hanged, and suffered in hundreds of other ways, but I seldom stop to think about what the death means for […]

Genre Gut Punches: Jamie Lloyd Never Stood A Chance

There is something about the HALLOWEEN franchise that just ignites an overwhelming mixture of feelings for me. I hold the original John Carpenter classic very close to my heart, and will go to my grave declaring it to be the best film of all time. With the amount of love and admiration that I have […]

Genre Gut-Punches: THE DEATH OF LAURIE STRODE!

Very few character deaths piss me off as much as that of Laurie Strode. HALLOWEEN‘s heroine was put through enough trauma to screw someone up for life, just within the first two films, before being killed off in off-screen events between HALLOWEEN 2 and 4, brought back with some serious retcon work inHALLOWEEN: H20, just to be killed again […]