VINTAGE VAULT:  PROM NIGHT

VINTAGE VAULT: PROM NIGHT

Slasher films were big box office in the 80’s and many credit their surge to the success of Halloween in 1978. It was also the film debut of a young actress named Jamie Lee Curtis. It only makes sense that […]

HORROR THURSDAY: THE TRIAL

HORROR THURSDAY: THE TRIAL

Franz Kafka is not necessarily a name synonymous with horror, but perhaps he should be. His absurdist works consistently preyed on the same territory as body and conspiracy horror. Similarly, I sincerely doubt that Orson Welles ever set out to […]

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: THE REALISTIC PROTAGONIST

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: THE REALISTIC PROTAGONIST

October at Eternal Characters has been about creating a slow-cooked survival guide, which compiles actions and outlooks from some of horror’s best female protagonists. However, our final character in this series has a different but equally vital entry for our […]

TGITDNMAR: (10/31/14)

TGITDNMAR: (10/31/14)

The calendar tells me this Friday is Halloween. That means you’re either going trick-or-treating (as if anyone young enough to partake in that tradition reads this column), taking your children trick-or-treating, or dressing up as your favorite character/historical figure/hip pop […]

THOUGHTS ON HORROR AND THE FEMALE VIEWER

THOUGHTS ON HORROR AND THE FEMALE VIEWER

Horror is one of those genres often, if not exclusively, associated with being male. Numerous feminist critics have pointed out the connection between the “male gaze” of the horror film camera, the use of monstrous femininity (films where the monster […]

VAULT REVIEW: THE PROPHECY

VAULT REVIEW: THE PROPHECY

Every once in a while, I dig up a film from my past I really dug at the time. With Halloween right around the corner, I figured now’s as good a time as any to take a look back at […]

PETE & JUSTIN GET SCARED: WEEK 4

PETE & JUSTIN GET SCARED: WEEK 4

Let’s get right down to the scary! Insidious (2010) James Wan, likely the most well-known name in modern, mainstream American horror, along with his writing partner Leigh Whannell, sewed their filmmaking oats in the torture porn realm of the Saw […]

PANNING THE STREAM: HAUNTER

PANNING THE STREAM: HAUNTER

Looking back over the past few weeks, it appears I have become infatuated with horror stories involving teens. With the exception of La Horde, every week has involved teens in peril and this week is no different. Curious to see […]