While some horror icons like Michaely Myers, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and even Pinhead are famous for their bone chilling personas and long running franchises, there are the B-side characters to not forget. Some are not in the same league as the Jason's of the world simply because they came at a time when slasher films weren't very welcome. Some only had a few entries in their series which didn't give enough time for audiences to be captivated and intrigued to see more. There is one, however, that has several films and even a reboot under its belt.
Welcome to "BGH The New Class" where the young blood of Bloody Good Horror takes the internet. Heading into week three of Ben's reviews of the Hellraiser franchise, Sophie, Spencer, and myself jumped onto Twitter with the hash tag "TweetWithBGH" at the ready during a viewing of Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth.
After a fantastic Spooktacular with Zombeavers, Sophie, Spencer and I collected our thoughts and started in on Ben's latest review in the Hellraiser franchise. This week was Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 which was a high point for Ben, and ultimately a brand new experience for us live tweeters as none of us had seen it previously. Once again we took to the Twitter-verse with hash tag #TweetWithBGH. Some motifs and themes of the franchise began to appear that we had to point out.
As the head-to-head reviews for the Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street franchises have come to a close, Evan and Sophie have come together for a roundtable discussion and review of the film that inspired this series, Freddy vs. Jason. For those who are unfamiliar, a quick recap. More than twenty years after Jason Voorhees was born, and ten years after Freddy Krueger died, the two teamed up to bring horror back to Elm Street.
In honor of Ben kicking off his reviews of the Hellraiser franchise, Sophie, Spencer, and I had a live tweet session while watching the first entry in the series. Using the hashtag #TweetWithBGH we threw down our thoughts on the Clive Barker hit with comments ranging from actual film criticism to just pointing out the amount of laundry that was needed to film the movie. Here are some of the highlights:
It seemed that every variation of camp had been disembowled by the time Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood hit theaters leaving the screenwriters to change up the dynamic and add some supernatural elements to entice audiences. Once Jason was put back in the lake and ready for another story, it seemed that the only option was to take him out of his typical woodland setting and put him where the cool kids crept: New York City.
This is the fourth installment of our head-to-head review between the A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th franchises. Check out what Sophie had to say about the corresponding Freddy pic here!