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The Surprising Meaning Behind The Girl with All the Gifts

When you think about zombie movies, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For most people, it’s probably blood, guts, or scary fun, and for good reason. Those are often the main draws of the subg...

Fallon’s Top Five True Crime Documentaries of 2020

For everyone, this year was a major dumpster fire. Last New Years Eve  simultaneously feels like yesterday and 100 years ago and its just the worst kind of mindf*ck. But this year also stood out in th...

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers Is About Way More Than Just Communism

The original Invasion of the Body Snatchers is one of the most enduring classics the horror genre has to offer. It’s spawned multiple remakes, and even though many people haven’t seen it, pretty much ...

Wicked Horror Halloween Special: Exploring the Myth Behind Poisoned Halloween Candy

It’s a warning you’ve heard at least a dozen times in your lifetime. Whether it be from parents, teachers, televised PSA’s and even the occasional horror flick; the ‘no taking candy from strangers’ ru...

Before I Wake is a Touching Exploration of the Horrors of Grief

Horror is at its best when it functions as a metaphor for the darker aspects of human life. Sure, the initial draw is often the ghost, monster, or killer that threatens to haunt our dreams, but the mo...

The Final Girl: Dancing Between Feminism and Misogyny

The slasher is arguably the most popular (and profitable) horror movie sub-genre. Historically, there are a specific set of guidelines that a slasher film must abide by to succeed. There must be a der...

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Christine is John Carpenter’s Unsung Love Story [Retrospective]

Even after directing Christine, John Carpenter would say in interviews that while he loved directing horror, he dreamed of directing a love story. And while Starman may have been a more mainstream, cu...

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The Pros and Cons of Sleepaway Camp as a Trans Narrative

I should start off this examination of the film by saying that I am not a trans individual and that this is only my understanding of both the merits and the problems of Sleepaway Camp and how it deals...

How Hellraiser: Bloodline Went From An Ambitious Franchise Saver To The Pin In The Coffin

The Hellraiser franchise has always been rocky. The first two movies are absolutely spectacular. Hellraiser III is a bit underrated, but not without its problems by any stretch. And then you have Hell...