Depending on which version(s) of HalloweeN: The Curse of Michael Myers you’ve watched, the Cult of Thorn’s membership varies. Upon taking in several of the film’s different editions, one realizes that the Cult was a conspiracy that included a variety of Haddonfield’s residents. However, it was nothing as powerful as the shadow government in the series The X-Files or as … Continue reading
Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer is an independent horror film from 2010 that doesn’t tread new ground. It’s about a serial killer, obviously, and it purports to be “based on true events.” The story unfolds through three narrative devices: flashbacks; an interview conducted in real time; and interview clips from a news program called Last Steps. Danielle Harris (star … Continue reading
Set to be released in March 2012 is The Raven, a crime thriller starring John Cusack as mystery writer Edgar Allan Poe. The story is set in the nineteenth century. A serial killer is on the loose and the police enlist Edgar Allan Poe to help apprehend the perpetrator. The film is currently in post-production.
In Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), it was revealed that Michael Myers wasn’t alone in his evil-doings. Michael was part of The Cult of Thorn. The idea of an evil killer linked to a cult appeared in another work of fiction. The television show Millennium (1996-1999) was centered on former FBI profiler Frank Black. Frank had the disturbing … Continue reading
This 2010 endeavor stars William Forsythe, who does an outstanding job playing psychopath John Wayne Gacy. Forsythe also starred in Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) as Ronnie, the boyfriend of Michael Myers’ mom Deborah. Dear Mr. Gacy is based on the real life experience of 18-year-old Jason Moss. In 1993, Jason contacted Gacy (and other serial killers) as part of research for … Continue reading