The 5 Worst Movie Remakes of All Time

Remakes are a risky business. Whenever one is announced, there will invariably be at least some detractors, who—maybe justifyingly—will claim it to be a shell of its source material, a way for major studios to make a quick buck without having to come up with a new idea. Of course, there are outliers, David Cronenberg’s […]

The 9 Most Difficult Video Game Achievements

For the casual gamer, gaming is simply a way to unwind after a stressful day. For those trying to complete these incredibly difficult video game achievements, however, gaming contributes to their stressful days. The Mile High Club – Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare  This achievement requires players to complete the mission of the same […]

5 of the Most Iconic Lost Horror Films

During the early 20th century’s advent of cinema, the novelty of “moving pictures”—as they were then called—made the film industry incredibly profitable. Studios pumped out films as quickly as possible, having little regard for the historical value they may one day hold. As a result many of the earliest movies were not archived and are […]

5 Canceled Films That Could Have Been Great

Film fans love to romanticize what canceled movies could have been. And it makes sense why: When studios promise sequels to our favorite films, or cinematic adaptations to the books we adore, we can’t help but conceive grandiose idealizations of the projects. Oftentimes, however, these films are scrapped for one reason or another, and our […]

The 5 Worst Christmas Movies of All Time

A still from 'Deck the Halls' depicting the two protagonists and their wives

Christmas movies are as much a staple of the holiday season as wreaths and lights. In fact, it’s safe to say that many of our perceptions of Christmas have been shaped by classics such as It’s a Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story. But for every quintessential holiday film are a hundred flops, pumped out […]

The Anticlimactic Truth Behind the First Internet Mystery

Given both the internet’s universality and the anonymity it provides, it is flooded with mysteries, some revealed to simply be the works of artists, others the digital footprints of genuinely disturbed individuals. But predating the canon of internet mysteries—Cicada 3301, Lake City Quiet Pills, etc…—was the Markovian Parallax Denigrate, referred to on Wikipedia as “one […]

5 of the Most Shocking Twist Endings in Movies

The Usual Suspects

A twist ending can make or break a movie’s plot. Audiences love the feeling of shock, the grand reveal that forces them to rethink an entire film. Of course, pulling off a successful twist ending isn’t easy; viewers are smarter than some screenwriters give them credit for, and oftentimes the supposed surprise is seen from […]

5 Underrated ’80s Horror Films

The 1980s were a golden age for horror films. Taking influence from ‘70s then-underground classics like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Black Christmas, the “slasher film” ushered a new era of brutality within the genre. Iconic ‘80s slasher franchises (think Friday the 13th or A Nightmare on Elm Street) were box office hits, even in […]

The 5 Best David Cronenberg Films

Over the course of his five decades-long filmmaking career, David Cronenberg has become best known as the pioneer of “body horror.” But his artistic contributions far exceed the creation of a niche microgenre. Even at their most fantastical, his films expose a universal darkness within the human psyche. Cronenberg’s best films are mirror images of […]

5 Video Game Easter Eggs That Took Years to Find

Easter eggs are hidden bits of media within video games; they often offer fan service to those loyal enough to seek them out. Rarely do they affect gameplay (though there are exceptions). Sometimes developers hide them a bit too well, and they are not found for years after a game’s release.  Goldeneye 007 – Games […]