Scream VI

Scream VI (2023)

Scream VI first published by Little White Lies, 8 March 2023 Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s Scream VI opens with a phone call. This is like every Scream film – a franchise that started as a knowing postmodern take on the tropes of the slasher movie in general and the Halloween films in particular, but…

Scream

Scream (2022)

Scream (2022) first published by Little White Lies Not long after Wes Craven went all postmodern on a franchise of his own in Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994), the director gave a similar self-referential treatment to John Carpenter‘s Halloween (1978) and its many Eighties imitators with Scream (1996), along the way using the power of…

Sound Of Violence

Sound of Violence (2021)

Sound Of Violence first published by Movies On Weekends Slashers and other kinds of psychodrama typically feature a sequence which, in a phrase borrowed from Sigmund Freud, gets called the ‘primal scene‘ – often opening the film, or shown in flashback, and capturing the formative psychosexual moment of childhood trauma that leads a confused young…