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

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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

Plants vs. Zombies vs. Sith- Star Wars: Red Harvest Book Review

Frode stood clutching the bulkhead behind him, pupils dilating, trying to make out even the vaguest of shapes, but without success. It was if whatever was out there destroyed the … Continue reading Plants vs. Zombies vs. Sith- Star Wars: Red Harvest Book Review

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

Halloween Kills Final Trailer Reveals Fate of Marion Chambers

The final trailer for Halloween Kills was recently released, and throughout its intense 2-minute run-time, it revealed the bloody fate of a character audiences met in the original Halloween film … Continue reading Halloween Kills Final Trailer Reveals Fate of Marion Chambers

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

Chucky threatens Alice in Curse of Chucky.

Child’s Play and the Messed Up Fate of Alice Pierce

If you’re a character in the Child’s Play franchise, chances are you probably won’t emerge from the series of horror films starring everyone’s favorite killer doll, Chucky (Brad Dourif), unscathed. … Continue reading Child’s Play and the Messed Up Fate of Alice Pierce

More Horror Movie Victims Who Should’ve Survived–Horror Obsessive Edition

Horror movie characters have it rough. The chances of their survival are extremely slim, especially when they’re sharing the screen with iconic and terrifying killers like Jason Voorhees and Freddy … Continue reading More Horror Movie Victims Who Should’ve Survived–Horror Obsessive Edition

Another Six Obscure Horror Movies to Add to Your List

UPDATED Previously I posted an updated list of Six Horror Movies You’ve (Probably) Never Seen, so here is an updated version of an earlier post I wrote back in October … Continue reading Another Six Obscure Horror Movies to Add to Your List

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?

Friday the 13th Part 3 Almost Had Jason Voorhees Stalking Ginny Field in a Psychiatric Hospital

Ah, the things that could’ve been. Friday the 13 part III, the 1982 follow up to Friday the 13th part II, maintained the classic camp slasher vibe of the popular … Continue reading Friday the 13th Part 3 Almost Had Jason Voorhees Stalking Ginny Field in a Psychiatric Hospital

The History of Vampires in Popular Culture

Contemporary vampire stories are fascinating because of their roots in real-world beliefs and the sheer amount of movies, television shows, novels, and other media featuring the creatures of the night. … Continue reading The History of Vampires in Popular Culture

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