Interview with a vampire (2022).

The Evolution of Vampires and Queerness in Media

Ahh vampires—the sexy and dangerous creatures of the night. What makes vampires so compelling are the ideas and themes of death, forbidden sexuality and fascination with the mysterious that surround … Continue reading The Evolution of Vampires and Queerness in Media

Resurrection starring Rebecca Hall.

Resurrection 2022 Film Review:

Resurrection, starring Rebecca Hall and written and directed by Andrew Semans, is a psychological thriller film about a professional woman getting her life together when her abusive ex-boyfriend begins stalking … Continue reading Resurrection 2022 Film Review:

Halloween Ends: Laurie and Micahel.

Halloween Ends Review: Evil Died Tonight!

The Halloween franchise is interesting because of its multiple timelines, meaning it’s up to viewers to decide what is canon and what other films they want to ignore. I used … Continue reading Halloween Ends Review: Evil Died Tonight!

The Blair Witch Project

Halloween Binge Guide: The Blair Witch Project

It makes sense that if I enjoy watching found footage films, I need to watch the film that sparked my interest in this medium. The Blair Witch Project perfectly takes … Continue reading Halloween Binge Guide: The Blair Witch Project

Monster House (2006).

Halloween Binge Guide: Monster House (2006)

When Monster House released in 2006, I was upset about the lack of films based on R.L Stine’s beloved Goosebumps books. The tv specials were fine and all, but a … Continue reading Halloween Binge Guide: Monster House (2006)

Star Trek: Uhura.

How Pop Culture Reflects Real Life

I am not ashamed to admit I am a fan of pop culture. I love watching movies. I enjoy a good book. I am eager to spend hours, eyes locked … Continue reading How Pop Culture Reflects Real Life

Sometimes They Come Back Review: The three greasers stand next to their awesome car in the flames of Hell.

Revenge is a Dish Best Served Dead: Sometimes They Come Back Review

Sometimes They Come Back is the type of movie I describe as a comfort horror movie. It’s not too scary, it’s a made-for-tv film, with a high school teacher as … Continue reading Revenge is a Dish Best Served Dead: Sometimes They Come Back Review

A werewolf howls at the moon.

American Werewolves: Horror Documentary Review

Werewolves are among the most iconic monsters of popular culture, who’ve terrified and enthralled audiences for generations as we try to piece together a realistic portrait of the creatures from legends … Continue reading American Werewolves: Horror Documentary Review

Stranger Things Season 4 poster.

Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer Breakdown

What a treat it has been to see the cast of Stranger Things grow since the show debuted in 2016. The cast made waves in amazing projects outside Hawkins while … Continue reading Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer Breakdown

Paranormal Activity: An Immersive Experience

Paranormal Activity is unlike anything I have seen. During my first year in college, this film was all the rage. I remember seeing commercials of people reacting to this movie in … Continue reading Paranormal Activity: An Immersive Experience

Stay Alive-A Cautionary Tale

Malcolm in the Middle was one of the many staples of my childhood. Its whimsey and humor brought heart and levity to many households in the early 2000s. I got … Continue reading Stay Alive-A Cautionary Tale

The Mist 2007 movie poster.

The Mist 2007 Film Review: A Page from Stephen King’s Pandora’s Box

I became aware of The Mist thanks to actor, musician, and part-time Sith Sam Witwer in 2008, which was a great year for Witwer since he played Davis Bloome, aka Doomsday, in … Continue reading The Mist 2007 Film Review: A Page from Stephen King’s Pandora’s Box

The poster from the 1977 horror film Suspiria.

Volktales – A Tale of Two Suspirias

By Guest Writer Alan Holmes “Three Mothers, lost to time, predating all Christian invention. Pre-God, pre-Devil; Mother Tenebrarum, Mother Lachrymarum, and Mother Suspiriorum: tears, darkness, and sighs.” Such are the … Continue reading Volktales – A Tale of Two Suspirias

Michael Myers holds a butcher knife.

Halloween Kills Review: The Night He Came Home. Again.

SPOILERS FOR HALLOWEEN KILLS When you get down to it, Michael Myers is a homebody. The same thing tying Jason Voorhees to Camp Crystal Lake and Freddy Krueger to the … Continue reading Halloween Kills Review: The Night He Came Home. Again.

The Mummy: A Successful Remake

I always wondered over the years if The Mummy was considered a pure horror film. The 1932 classic starring Boris Karloff was considered horror. Even my local library identifies the 1999 blockbuster … Continue reading The Mummy: A Successful Remake

The Conjuring: The Birth of a Cinematic Universe

I must confess I am late to the James Wan train–at least, in terms of his ties to the horror genre. I admired how he added something so special to … Continue reading The Conjuring: The Birth of a Cinematic Universe

Get Out: As Art Reflects Life

I have to tip my hat to Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), who starred in iconic comedic shows with an explosive fan base. But he has my eternal admiration for … Continue reading Get Out: As Art Reflects Life

Carmilla 2020: Where Are All the Vampires?

Carmilla, written by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, is one of vampire fiction’s earliest tales and predates Dracula by almost thirty years. Along with a poem written by Heinrich August Ossenfelder—which tells of a vampire … Continue reading Carmilla 2020: Where Are All the Vampires?

The Convoluted Return to Horror High and the Death of George Clooney

Spoiler warning! This post contains key plot elements from the horror slasher flick Return to Horror High. If you haven’t seen this movie, go watch it (or don’t–it’s actually pretty … Continue reading The Convoluted Return to Horror High and the Death of George Clooney