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...

Sexual Cannibalism And The Curious Case Of Armin Meiwes

Sexual cannibalism refers to a person having sexual ideations of the consumption of human flesh, with criminologists and psychologists associating sexual cannibalism with socio- and/or psychopaths. This is now...

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...

Todd Kohlhepp: A Chilling Profile of one of America’s Newest Serial Killers

Todd Kohlhepp is one of America's newest serial killers. He was caught in November 2016 after being undiscovered for thirteen years in the American South. The following is an...
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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...

Why High Tension Still Divides Fans 13 Years Later

High Tension, which is also known by the names Haute Tension and Switchblade Romance, is one of the most important horror films of the early 2000’s. It helped to...
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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...
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Why Netflix’s Death Note is Kind of Genius

People have been having some very strong reactions to Adam Wingard’s American adaptation of Death Note. Fans of the anime have been almost overwhelmingly negative, while people who aren’t...
Ashley Laurence as Kirsty in Clive Barker's violent, 1987 S&M inspired, horror film Hellraiser.

Growing Up Kirsty: The Evolution of Hellraiser’s Heroine

Hellraiser changed the game. It was far from the first or last movie to do so, but when audiences were introduced to it in 1987, they had never seen...
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Breaking Down the New Puppet Designs of Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

This past weekend at Texas Frightmare, the team behind the upcoming reboot Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich unveiled the very first look at some of the puppets that will...
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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...
Why Beetlejuice is an unsung antihero of horror - Michael Keaton Beetlejuice

Why Beetlejuice is an Unsung Antihero of Horror

In the post-suburban American nightmare that Tim Burton fashioned with his 1988 classic Beetlejuice, the titular ghoul proves himself to be a cruel trickster, a manipulative demon, and a...
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...
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How Martin and Vampire’s Kiss are Strikingly Similar in Their Portrayal of Vampires

Whether it's treated as an ancient bloodline or a chronic disease, vampirism has been depicted in countless forms across popular culture. Though some of the most common vampire traits...
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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...