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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.

29 Jul 2017

HIGH FANTASY RULES - Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

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



Pan's Labyrinth (2006) aka El Laberinto Del Fauno is a modern fairy tale for adult.  




The following analysis may contain spoilers for

PAN'S LABYRINTH (2006)




21 Jul 2017

HIGH FANTASY RULES - Willow (1988)

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




Willow (1988) is the a family-friendly high fantasy film about Willow, the member of a race of little people who tries to get the baby, Elora Danan, to someone to look after her, little knowing she is prophecised to bring about the death of the evil Queen Bavmorda.



The following analysis may contain spoilers for

WILLOW (1988)