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The State Hornet

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The titular Jason, played by C.J. Graham, after he is resurrected accidentally by Tommy Jarvis in “Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives.” After he is resurrected by lightning, Jason begins his rampage through the town of Forest Green, formerly known as Crystal Lake. 
(Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Zach’s Sunday Slashers: Dying on the hill for ‘Jason Lives’

Zachary Cimaglio, Copy Editor April 24, 2022
Teen romance, raunchy comedy, a paintball fight, zombies, a hockey mask, and an original song by Alice Cooper make up State Hornet copy editor Zach Cimaglio’s favorite entry in the “Friday the 13th” franchise, “Jason Lives!” Read his review of the film in the most recent entry of “Zach’s Sunday Slashers.”
“Pieces” is a low-budget 1982 slasher directed by Juan Piquer Simon and produced by both Spanish and American producers. The film is not exactly what you think it is, but instead one of the most confusing and bizarre slashers I have ever seen, and its marketing makes no effort to distance itself from its inspirations. (Image courtesy of Film Ventures International)

Zach’s Sunday Slashers: ‘Pieces’ – The chainsaw massacre with kung-fu fight scenes

Zachary Cimaglio April 10, 2022
Looking for that perfect bad movie to watch with your friends on a drunken afternoon? Check out the 1982 slasher B-movie “Pieces”, which State Hornet copy editor Zach Cimaglio called “so bad it’s actually good.”
Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) spots Michael Myers (Chris Durand) outside the window of her California home in 1998’s “Halloween: H20 Twenty Years Later”. The film is an early example of a “legacy sequel”, or a follow-up film featuring new characters and plot threads from the original film it is based on. (Courtesy of Miramax)

Zach’s Sunday Slashers: That other time ‘Halloween’ got a legacy sequel

Zachary Cimaglio, Copy Editor April 3, 2022
“Halloween” was rebooted with a direct sequel back in 2018, but that wasn’t the first time it got the legacy sequel treatment. “Halloween: H20” served the same purpose over 20 years ago, and State Hornet copy editor Zach Cimaglio believes it was a decent effort that was outdone by its own successor.
Staff writer Jenelle Lum shows her appreciation for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She hopes to work at Marvel Studios for the franchise one day.

Avengers, assemble! Why the MCU is one of the greatest movie franchises

Jenelle Lum, staff writer March 30, 2022
Staff writer Jenelle Lum discusses why she believes the MCU is so successful.
Check out these four films featuring  women who contribute significantly to the film industry. Each film is either directed by or starring women. (Graphic made in Canva by Jenelle Lum. Movie stills by Walt Disney Studios, Universal Pictures, IAC Films, A24 and Fox 2000 Pictures.)

4 movies that will make you say “#yasssqueen” for Women’s History Month

Jenelle Lum, staff writer March 29, 2022
Celebrate the month with films of various genres starring women.
Ghostface returns in the 2022 “Scream” reboot/sequel in one of the most violent and brutal incarnations of the character the series has ever seen. The series has had its ups and downs overall in terms of critical and fan reception, but the new ‘requel’ film has proven to be generally well-received. (Paramount Pictures)

Zach’s Sunday Slashers: The “Scream” franchise ranked from worst to best.

Zachary Cimaglio, Copy Editor March 27, 2022
The State Hornet’s copy editor Zach Cimaglio ranked the “Scream” films from worst to best in his brand new column “Zach’s Sunday Slashers”.
The State Hornet’s copy editor Alex Muegge said Larry Elder’s decision to make the “L” in his surname the shape of the state of California for his campaign logo is an insult to Californians everywhere. Larry Elder by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

OPINION: Republican recall campaigns are a circus

Alex Muegge, Copy Editor September 12, 2021
The top four recall candidates leading the polls have gone to some extreme measures to explain why they should be the next governor of California. Read here to learn the fallacies in their arguments.
Illustration concept by Khalil Bourgoub.

Khalil’s Virtual Venue: 6 Chill Songs to Relax and Study for Finals To

Khalil Bourgoub May 18, 2021
Music beat writer Khalil Bourgoub shares a small collection of songs that help him study for his big tests and papers.
Illustration concept by Khalil Bourgoub

6 Songs To Quit Your Job To: Khalil’s Virtual Venue

Khalil Bourgoub May 12, 2021
Music beat writer Khalil Bourgoub made a playlist for fellow graduating students and service workers ready to leave their jobs for new opportunities. Read about his picks here:
Illustration concept by Khalil Bourgoub

Khalil’s Virtual Venue: Alternative Rock Subgenres

Khalil Bourgoub May 9, 2021
Exploring some of the weirder subgenres of rock with music beat writer Khalil Bourgoub.
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