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Don’t be scared of scary movies

Don’t be scared of scary movies
April 8, 2020

It's midnight, but you’re still wide awake, eyes glued to the screen as eerie music from the movie fills the room. Looking over your shoulder, you have to remind yourself that you’re safe in your...

‘The Invisible Man’ is a true psychological horror film

‘The Invisible Man’ is a true psychological horror film
March 5, 2020

If anyone has been feeling a little underwhelmed by the latest films in the horror and thriller genre to come out—à la “The Turning”—then I’m here to say that “The Invisible Man” has come...

‘There existed an addiction to blood’: horror meets hip-hop

Album art for
October 31, 2019

In their latest concept album, rapper Daveed Diggs and producer group Clipping, comprised of William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, tap into the world of horror film tropes.Through the lens of the horror...

The best bad horror movies

Photo by Max Kleinen on Unsplash
October 31, 2019

October is a great time to enjoy spooky festivities such as Halloween parties, pumpkin patches and curling up with a good horror movie. However, one of my favorite sub-genres of horror are movies that...

Jordan Peele delivers another instant-classic horror film

Lupita Nyong'o stars as Adelaide Wilson, a mother who's family is terrorized by their evil doppelgangers. 
IMDb website photo
March 24, 2019

Although it’s not a perfect horror film, Jordan Peele's “Us” is an outstanding film layered with social commentary and symbolism. Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) and her husband,...

“Sabrina the Teenage Witch” is now darker with more Satan

The poster of the new, darker version of
November 1, 2018

In the vein of the show "Riverdale" comes Netflix's "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina." Based on the Archie comic books, by the same name, the show tells the story of Sabrina Spellman, a half-witch who...

‘The Haunting of Hill House’ has a good foundation, but shaky execution

More of a manor than a house, but you get the idea. Image from IMDB.
October 31, 2018

"The Haunting of Hill House" is a frustrating show, not because it's bad from front to back, but because it's so inconsistent. An interesting story about a family handling years of grief is held back by...

Podcast: What makes our favorite horror video games work

The game
October 28, 2018

Halloween is almost here and we're ready for new games of the season, with another podcast this week as we discuss our favorite scary video games. As video games progress rapidly through improving technology...

‘The Evil Within 2’ will cut through you, in a good way

Sebastian enters a demonic church. The best moments of horror and fear come from this section of the game. Photo credit: Ulises Duenas
October 24, 2017

Amid all the changes within the games industry, the horror genre has tried to find its footing over the last few years. In 2014, "The Evil Within" was heralded as the return of a more classic survival...

Profiting from the Isla Vista tragedy

August 24, 2015

Everyone remembers the tragic May 2014 shootings that took place in the college town of Isla Vista. Students, friends and family members of the victims are still in shock about the deaths of their loved...

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