Jordan Blum is a features editor at PopMatters and a contributor to Kerrang!, Consequence of Sound, PROG, WhatCulture, Metal Injection, Recording Academy/Grammys and more. He's written books about Jethro Tull and Dream Theater, and he's currently working on one about Opeth. In his spare time, he likes to yell at strangers about how much Genesis sucked in the '80s.
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Underappreciated upon release, John Landis’ wacky western offered one of the greatest funnymen team-ups of its time.
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Sam Raimi’s low-budget indie masterpiece inspired countless genre filmmakers.
20 Years Ago: Yes’ ‘Magnification’ Marks Jon Anderson’s Swan Song
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30 Years Ago: ‘Freddy’s Dead’ Swaps Terror for Trauma
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Why ‘Friday the 13th Part VI’ Is the Best Jason Movie Ever
Sixth installment of series holds its own.