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by / on October 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Features

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 […]

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by / on October 29, 2014 at 6:17 am / in Everything Else, TGITDNMAR

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 […]

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by / on October 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

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 […]

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by / on October 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Everything Else, Features

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 […]

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by / on October 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: PREPARING FOR THE WORST

“We didn’t realize you’d be so good at killing people.” – You’re Next Every October, I judge. I watch un-smart people move into creepy houses, line their shelves with nightmare-inducing dolls, and open closet doors that absolutely have a killer […]

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by / on October 22, 2014 at 3:00 am / in Everything Else, TGITDNMAR

TGITDNMAR: (10/24/14)

Brad Pitt toppled Ben Affleck at the box office this weekend, as his new movie Fury bested Affleck’s hit Gone Girl. Oh, and hey, look, I reviewed both movies! Fury’s review is evidence that this column is, at times, fairly […]

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by / on October 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

WHO YA GONNA CALL? WHY FEMALE GHOSTBUSTERS MATTER

“So, do you like Ghostbusters?” Can I count the number of times I’ve heard that since I got my (possibly ill-advised) Ghostbusters tattoo? Usually this question comes from gentlemen at bars, often accompanied by an inappropriate and inexplicable desire to […]

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by / on October 18, 2014 at 9:00 am / in Everything Else, Features

PETE & JUSTIN GET SCARED: WEEK 3

Another week… more scares! Let’s get down to it! Critters (1986) Critters, a forgotten relic of the 80s that spawned a four film franchise, is one of those late-night cable movies that inevitably gains a cult following and is probably […]

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by / on October 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Features, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: RIDING IN CARS WITH VILLAINS

So far, our creepy approach to Halloween at Eternal Characters has centered on female protagonists and their battles against evil. However, the label “protagonist” implies that our stories are always divided between a good hero and a wicked villain. But […]

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by / on October 15, 2014 at 7:23 am / in Everything Else, TGITDNMAR

TGITDNMAR: (10/17/14)

I don’t have an entertaining story to tell you to open this week’s column. I just have movies to talk about. And a box office recap. If those things interest you, cool. Please continue reading. If not, well, I guess […]

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