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Are Horror Movies Ruining Our Children?

Most parents actively shield and protect their children from the harsh realities of the world. Through the years, there have been claims that early exposure to certain types of media is severely damag...

‘AHH! That’s What I Call Horror!’ Is the Distilled Essence of ‘90s Culture

What do I remember, specifically, about the ’90s? Hmm… I remember seeing a folder with artwork depicting a creepy bus driver and the words “Back to school” written on it at the...

The Guest

Why All Directors Doing Genre Throwbacks Need to Study The Guest

I’ve been a fan of Adam Wingard since I first saw A Horrible Way to Die. I had no idea what to expect from that film, but the character work really impressed me. The buzz for You’re Next had me really...

The Strange Matter That Time Forgot – A Retrospective On The Lost and Unpublished Aspects of the YA Horror Franchise

While I was working on my interview with Marty Engle and Johnny Ray Barnes Jr. on their book series, Strange Matter, they shared information on several titles which were advertised but never drafted. ...

Hocus Pocus

‘Hocus Pocus’ Is A Better Halloween Movie Than ‘Halloween’

Hocus Pocus is the greatest Halloween movie of all time. It might also actually be the greatest movie of all time, but that vote hasn’t taken place yet and only my vote counts anyway so whatever...

Crossed

The Not So Walking Dead: Reflecting on ‘Crossed’

Since 2003 The Walking Dead has a been pop culture phenomena. In 2010 the television series would air, infecting a much wider audience. Social issues and humanity at its worst has been the foundation ...

Friday the 13th Part III

Does A Number Matter? Defending Horror Sequels as an Art Form

Horror sequels are almost universally looked down upon, considered something that must be dealt with because there’s no way to overcome the inevitability of their existence. They are dismissed, more o...

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 anything like it. Of course, it had its influences,...

All the Colors of the Shape: Examining The Giallo Structure of ‘Halloween 5’

Halloween III showed a perfect willingness to move on from the story of Michael Myers. Producers John Carpenter and Debra Hill felt that if the franchise had to continue, the best course of action wou...