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15 Dec 2017

SLASHER FILM RULES - Silent Night, Deadly Night part 2 (1987)

Every genre has cliches, but how well does the second Silent Night Deadly Night film follow the Slasher film rules?



Silent Night, Deadly Night part 2 (1987) Ricky Caldwell, brother of the killer from Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) recounts that film in detail and then his own series of copycat killings. While a slasher film it's about a damaged individual getting revenge on the world.




The following analysis may contain spoilers for

Silent Night, Deadly Night part 2 (1987)


8 Dec 2017

CHRISTMAS MOVIES RULES - The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

 Film genres have formulas and rules, but how well do Christmas films follow their formula?



The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) is, pretty obviously, a Muppet adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.


The following may contain spoilers for

"The Muppets Christmas Carol" (1992)



13 Oct 2017

SLASHER FILM RULES - Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

Every genre has cliches, but how well does a Friday the 13th film follow the Slasher film rules?


In Friday the 13th Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) travels by ship to New York.




The following analysis may contain spoilers for

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN (1988)


5 Oct 2017

SLASHER FILM RULES - The Rules [3]

Film genres have formulas and rules, but what are the rules for Slasher Films?


Another update to the Slasher Film Rules, after the first set and the first update.  New rules or updates to old rules in italics.




6 Sep 2017

POLL - SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY [Repost]

Rules, tropes, cliches all films have them, what sub-genres should I test?





Science Fiction & Fantasy has won the genre poll.  Please vote of the SF & F sub-genre you want me to do next...  [Currently "Post-Apocalyptic" is ahead.]

12 Aug 2017

HIGH FANTASY RULES - Stardust (2007)

Film genres have formulas and rules, but how well do High Fantasy films follow their formula?



Stardust (2007) is the film about a star and boy who just happens to work in a shop right now.


The following analysis may contain spoilers for

STARDUST (2007)



5 Aug 2017

POLLS - CURRENT


Each week (ish) I review a film to see if it follows the rules/formulas/cliches of the sub-genre it comes from.  You can help pick future sub-genres to be tested:

Rank the genres from the one you'd most like to see the sub-genre picked from to the least:


Follow the links below to pick the sub-genres to be tested:
Check out the master list of all of the sub-genres and types of film.