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Don’t be scared of scary movies

Don’t be scared of scary movies

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer

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 home. As the music gets louder, signifying something is about to happen, your sweaty palms grab t...

‘The Invisible Man’ is a true psychological horror film

‘The Invisible Man’ is a true psychological horror film

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

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 to the rescue. Directed by Leigh Whannell, who starred in and co-wrote “Saw” (2004), “The I...

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

Album art for

Kati Morris

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 genre, Clipping analyzes racial politics like a Jordan Peele movie. The trio have become well-versed in ...

The best bad horror movies

Photo by Max Kleinen on Unsplash

Danielle Kessler

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 are so bad, they're actually good. So without further ado, here is a list of my favorite bad horror mo...

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

Angel Ortega

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, Gabe (Winston Duke), spend their family vacation at a summer home, Adelaide’s childhood home, nea...

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

The poster of the new, darker version of

Alex Coba

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 is on the cusp of her 16th birthday and her dark baptism. She is faced with the choice of leaving he...

‘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.

Ulises Duenas

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 bad pacing and uneven performances.This show can be defined by its constant rise and falls. The first...

Podcast: What makes our favorite horror video games work

The game

Alex Coba, Ulises Duenas, Natalie Hanson, and Grant Schmieding

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 and increasing possibilities, horror games have been some of the most lucrative offerings in the me...

‘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

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 horror experience. In trying to blend the old with the new, "The Evil Within 2" takes some steps forward,...

Profiting from the Isla Vista tragedy

Nick Bragg

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 ones. Now just over a year later, Berger Bros., an independent film company, is planning to make a horror film about the shooting.Ell...

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