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When done right, the ghost film can be the scariest of the horror film genres. Nothing sends chills up the spine like a good haunting. As for the criteria, ghost movies are a bit tricky. Three specific standards had to be meet; (1) it involved an actual ghost in the real world, (2) there is at least one specific ghost, and (3) the ghost is central to the storyline. Note: comedies have been excluded so as to allow for easier comparison.
The Caped Crusader has been on the silver screen almost from the start, as a black & white serial. He has since gone through several evolutions, from the campy ‘60s Batman to the gritty millennial Dark Knight Trilogy. And while it’s hard to compare one film to another, some are clearly better than others.
There is some controversy regarding what qualifies as a “zombie movie” and which variations are acceptable. While I’m not a strict Romero purist that requires zombies to be dead, there are a few characteristics that I do insist upon. But as to the major issue of the zombie virus controversy; to my mind the modern virus/infection theme is an acceptable variation in the genre (i.e. 28 Days Later, Zombieland, etc.), as long as the film contains most of the characteristics of a zombie movie.
Some of the best films are those that cross genres and play with our expectations, taking us on journeys that we didn't expect. One such example are Horror-Comedies; those films that intertwine fear and laughter. It's a fine line to balance, but there are a number of film that have succeeded.
Many actors have donned the red suit to tell the story of Santa Claus, each bringing something new to the character. Some only through voice, others through live-action, but all adding to the rich tapestry of the Santa Claus mythos.
Christmas may be a time for peace on Earth and good will toward men, but it seems as if there’s always someone trying to ruin it. And many of the classic villains we think of actual aren't (the Grinch, Scrooge, etc.), as they end up redeeming themselves and are won over by the spirit of the season. But, there are some true Christmas villains out there who stayed true to their villainy.
Pilots are an interesting breed of television episode. Not only does it have to tell a story, but it also has to setup the series; the character dynamics, the tone of the show, the themes, etc. And while a strong pilot will set a show off in the right direction, it doesn’t always guarantee a long and successful series. The selected pilots reflect this dichotomy, yet each showed extraordinary potential for their series.