Cecil Hotel

The Twisted History Of The Cecil Hotel

All throughout history, there have been locations that secure their spot in infamy thanks to their illustrious pasts. Locales such as the Amityville House, Eastern State Penitentiary the Sands...
publicity still of Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore for Bates Motel

Dream a Little Dream of Me: Farewell, Bates Motel

I never thought Bates Motel was going to work. Back in 2013, I just saw it as one of the first in a lineup of several TV shows based...

Doom And Columbine: The Effect Of The Columbine High School Massacre On The Video...

On April 20th, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold entered Columbine High School and, in just under an hour, killed 13, injured 21, and kick-started several controversies that are...
Otis from Devil's Rejects by Rob Zombie

Here’s What Rob Zombie Should Do With the Devil’s Rejects Sequel

When The Devil’s Rejects came out eleven years ago, it was a huge hit. It surprised everyone. Zombie’s previous film, House of 1,000 Corpses hadn’t done so well on...
The Thing - Creature Comforts: The Lost Art of the Monster Movie

Practical Matters: The Frustrating Story of the Thing Prequel We Could Have Had

2011’s The Thing has its fans. I can’t say that it’s totally maligned because if anything, more people seem to be discovering it over time. It didn’t do great...
A Brief History of Meta Horror - Scream - Witty Horror movies as funny as they are scary

A Brief History of Meta Horror

Meta horror is something we’re starting to see less of now, which makes sense on one hand because it was pretty much capped with Cabin in the Woods. That...
Katie attacks man in the bathroom in I Spit on Your Grave 2

In Defense of Rape-Revenge Films

Through some of my writings as of late, I've come to discover that I have a greater concern for the way women are treated in horror films. If you call me...

Arguing Against The Legality Of McKamey Manor

Every year during the month of October, thrill-seekers and horror enthusiasts flock in their thousands to haunted house attractions across the United States. Most haunted houses typically use similar...
Creepy pastas - Slender Man

Why Creepypastas Are the Modern Urban Legends

When I was growing up, urban legends were it. As children in the ‘90s, we were fascinated by them because they were everywhere. They formed the basis of Alvin...
Lorna hanging upside down in the torture room in Hostel Part 2

Wizards of Gore: Why Torture Porn Was Around Long Before Saw and Hostel

When people condemn the horror films of the 2000s, they typically refer to that time—other than first raving about remakes—as the age of torture porn. Saw, Hostel, those were...

If You Can’t Wait For Alien:Covenant, Watch Life

There's only one Alien. The ultimate haunted-house-in-space movie has spawned many wannabe replicators over the years, along with a dodgy sequel/prequel in the form of the excruciatingly dull Prometheus....
Bye Bye Man horror movie 2017.

In Defense of The Bye Bye Man (The Title, That is)

I haven’t seen The Bye Bye Man yet. I know the basic story and I’ve been spoiled on—I think—a few of the major beats, but I still haven’t seen...
Five of the Most Memorable Masters of Horror Episodes - Dario Argento's Jennifer - Masters of Horror

Why Dario Argento’s Jenifer Should be a Feature Film

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Showtime series Masters of Horror, slap yourself. It is one of the best genre-themed series ever. The show first began airing in 2005 and was...

Macho Monster Hunters: Is John Carpenter’s Vampires a Sexist Movie?!

This is an extremely tough question for me to consider. Vampires came out at a time when I was only dimly aware of who John Carpenter was. It was...

Zombie Movies and Humanity’s Fascination With a Post-Apocalyptic World  

Within the horror genre, there are a seemingly endless stream of zombie movies that take place in a post-apocalyptic world. Movies such as Dawn of the Dead and World War Z fantasize about a society in which the government has collapsed...