Dr Loomis

“Boy, Do I Hate Being Right All the Time” Why Dr. Loomis Remains One...

Halloween is one of the few modern horror franchises to bring back its protagonist almost as many times as its antagonist. For a long time, all the way up...

Regarding Mr. Voorhees: Do We Really Ever Want to Meet Jason’s Dad?

Over the course of the Friday the 13th franchise, we’ve gotten a bit of insight into the Voorhees family. Jason is a character who, unlike Freddy or Michael Myers,...

Documentary ‘Casting JonBenet’ Brilliantly Captures The Impact Of A Sensationalized Murder

Casting JonBenet, a 2017 documentary recently released on Netflix, follows the casting of local Colorado actors for the roles of the Ramsey family, as well as other major players...

More True Crime Documentaries Should Be Like Tower

Tower is a 2016 documentary about the 1966 Charles Whitman shootings on the University of Texas campus in Austin. Whitman, a former U.S. Marine, killed both his mother, Margaret...

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...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
Paranormal Activity

Why the Paranormal Activity Franchise Owes us One More Film

The Paranormal Activity franchise should not be allowed to get away with this. Oren Peli's premise for the original Paranormal Activity was very simple: It focused on the story of...

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...
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...
Dario Argento's Inferno.

Editorial – Why Argento’s Inferno is an Underrated and Intelligent Sequel

Dario Argento's pseudo-sequel to Suspiria is a gem but it is often overlooked or outright dismissed when the conversation turns to the director's classic works. Inferno is a beautifully photographed and surreal picture...