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Scott Howard as a teenage werewolf in Teen Wolf.

How Teen Wolf Completely Undermines Lycanthrope Lore [And Why We Still Love It]

Lucky for Teen Wolf, the early 1980s were a grand time for movies about lycanthropes.Though the subgenre forged its roots nearly 70-years prior with the aptly titled The Werewolf (1913), something was...

Fishhooks at Dawn: I Know What You Did Last Summer Turns 25

The first time I watched I Know What You Did Last Summer was at a slumber party. I couldn’t have been more than 12 and, needless to say, I saw most of the movie from behind the sofa. As an adult, it’s...

Smoke

Looking Back on the Forgotten Zebra Horror Paperback ‘Smoke’

*The following post includes discussion of racism and sexual abuse* Notorious among horror fiction aficionados are the horror novels published by Zebra in the 1980s. Just hearing the name is enough to...

Alice ANOES 4

Why Alice from ANOES 4 and 5 is Actually an Anime-Esque Magical Girl

In recent years, there’s been a lot of overlap between the magical girl and horror genre. While series such as Devil Hunter Yohko, Shamanic Princess, Uta∽Kata, and Red Garden actually predated t...

Scream 4

Here’s What Most Fans Don’t Comprehend About Scream

I love the Scream movies, as many fans do. I don’t think Scream, as a franchise, is necessarily divisive, but I do think that both the people who do and don’t like it are passionately vocal. But one o...

Dee Wallace

Here’s Why Dee Wallace is the Undisputed Queen of Horror

What was your first Dee Wallace horror film? Was it when you hoped against hope that Lynne Wood could survive the murderous cannibals of The Hills Have Eyes (1977)? Or when you watched Karen Whit...

15 Years of Hate: Rob Zombie’s Halloween is Better Than You Remember

Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) remains one of the most widely, and viciously, despised remakes of all time – despite how The Thing (2011) threw out its finely-tuned practical effects in favor of shoddy...

The Terminator

Why ‘The Terminator’ is Actually a Horror Film

The heroine and her love interest run in terror from the unstoppable killer. It stalks them. Their death is its only motivation. What is hunting them? Is it a monster, an alien, a slasher from the &#8...

Maybe Male Filmmakers Shouldn’t Tell Women’s Stories: On ‘Men’ and ‘Last Night in Soho’

The men are at it again. Or, more accurately, they’re at it more prominently, and with a significantly larger budget. Over the past year alone, two mainstream movies have been released in quick succes...