Monday, October 3, 2022

Tag: sequels

George Romero's Day of the Dead horror movie poster
Day of the Dead is generally considered the lesser (lessest?) of George Romero's "Dead trilogy" -- which technically is now up to six films -- and with good reason. While not a bad movie, its pace is about that of a Romero zombie. Until the last 15 minutes of the...
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors horror movie poster
In the third entry in the popular Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, not one, but two black characters survive (three if you consider a random nurse with one line), including a young Laurence Fishburne (who receives a much bigger billing on the DVD re-release than his role justifies) as...
The antithesis of Part 3, the two black characters A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 -- Sheila (Toy Newkirk) and Roland (Ken Sagoes, pressing his luck by returning for the sequel) -- die, and fairly early on at that. Newkirk's demise does allow for one of Freddy's more memorable...
Exorcist II: The Heretic horror movie poster
The magical land of Africa once again draws in more white people than Narnia and Middle Earth combined. Most of this film takes place in the United States four years after Regan's (Linda Blair) cock-filled dialogue in the first Exorcist, but there are also extended flashbacks to the adventures...
Exorcist: The Beginning horror movie poster
Cain vs. Abel. Kobe vs. Shaq. O.J. vs. The Man. There have been many epic rivalries in history, but few matched the clusterfuck that was the fourth Exorcist film. That respected director Paul Schrader's original film (Dominion) was shelved in favor of a nearly complete re-shoot (The Beginning) by the...
Freddy vs. Jason horror movie poster
An otherwise inoffensive, pretty mess of a film that doesn't diminish either the Friday the 13th or Nightmare on Elm Street franchises, Freddy vs. Jason is notable in a racial context for the character Kia, played by Destiny's other child, Kelly Rowland. She's a textbook example of a C.B.W.: a...
Friday the 13th Part 3 movie poster
The third Friday the 13th is noteworthy to most fans as the film in which undead serial killer Jason Vorhees first dons his trademark hockey mask, but for me, it's just as memorable for featuring the first (but certainly not the last) black victims in the long and storied horror movie franchise. As...
Friday the 13th Part 5 A New Beginning horror movie poster
With the most significant black presence in any of the series, Friday the 13th Part V is also, sadly, the one that forgoes Jason for a Jason-wannabe who dresses as the famed killer. It's sort of like being shafted with the shortest month of the year for Black History...
Halloween Resurrection horror movie poster
Most people will consider Resurrection noteworthy because it's the film in which one of the original "final girls," Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), "finally" dies, but I think it's just as noteworthy as the film in which the series finally "gets jiggy with it." For the longest time, Michael...
The Hills Have Eyes 2 horror movie poster
It's odd enough that The Hills Have Eyes 2 is a sequel to a remake of a movie that already had a sequel, but when you factor in that both "part ones" are lily-white, while both sequels feature two prominent black characters, things seem eerily calculated...Or maybe it's just...