Michael Kennedy is a FL native, although he does occasionally live elsewhere. His pop culture passions include the horror and sci-fi genres, Marvel and DC movies and shows, the WWE, heavy metal, 90s grunge music, and lots of other things. Stephen King is Michael's personal creative idol, and if King is involved in something, Michael will probably read/watch/listen to it. Also, Michael likes both the MCU and DCEU and doesn't understand why the fandoms have to be so mean to each other. When not reporting on the latest news for Screenrant, he enjoys attending genre conventions, going to theme parks, and rocking out at concerts. Michael has been writing for SR since 2014, and hopes to continue doing so for many years to come.
Articles by Michael Kennedy
Halloween H20 was the first Halloween movie to retcon prior entries, but the original script contained a scene which kept Jamie Lloyd canon.
There's long been a debate concerning whether or not The Shining's ghosts are real but Jack's escape from the freezer should put the matter to rest.
Now a cult classic, anthology film Trick 'r Treat ended up sitting on a shelf at Warner Bros. for two whole years before it was finally released.
A Nightmare on Elm Street's TV show, Freddy's Nightmares, retold Freddy's origin in the pilot, completely retconning it in the process.
Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1960 thriller Psycho contains one of the best and most famous twist endings of all time, and we examine it in detail.
The hook-handed slasher known as Candyman is one of horror's most fearsome villains, but his origin story reveals a tragic path to legendary status.
Despite playing a memorable role in Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses, Dr. Satan (Walter Phelan), didn't appear in its sequel The Devil's Rejects.
When a horror franchise such as Hellraiser or Friday the 13th gets desperate, sometimes it heads to space, although that's never really a good idea.
Jaws targets Brody family members in all of his movies, and Jaws: The Revenge's novelization explains why: the shark is actually a voodoo curse.
Two years before Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst almost starred together in the first Final Destination horror movie.
Jack Finney's 1954 sci-fi novel The Body Snatchers has been adapted into four different movies, and here's how they rank, from worst to best.
George Romero's Night of the Living Dead is one of the most popular horror films ever, but an unfortunate error accidentally made it public domain.
John Carpenter's 1982 film The Thing is considered a classic today, but back when it was released, box office and reviews told a different story.
IT Chapter Two makes a running gag out of Stephen King's problem writing endings, but unfortunately, it doesn't write a much better one.
The original Amityville Horror from 1979 is regarded by some as a classic, but in most ways, the 2005 remake starring Ryan Reynolds is superior.
Long before he went down with the Titanic and went undercover in The Departed, Leonardo DiCaprio made his film debut in horror sequel Critters 3.