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31 Days of Dreadtober(2017): How Setting Can Drive Fear

Day 20 While well-rounded characters are always a boon to any creative work, I feel that settings are often overlooked. My favorite stories have a setting that is a character in itself and smart use of a setting can really elevate the creep factor of

31 Days of Dreatober(2017): The New Mutants

Day 18 Does your nerdy, horror-loving heart swoon at the thought of a horror movie set in the superhero genre? Well have no fear, The New Mutants trailer is here! After the disappointing returns of 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, 20th Century Fox has been looking for ways

31 Days of Dreadtober(2017): The Death of Visceral Games

Day 17 #FuckEA Here we go again. The list of game studios closed by major game publisher Electronic Arts is disturbingly long as evident in this Kotaku article. Today, we sadly have to add yet another studio to the list and it’s a big one.

31 Days of Dreadtober(2017): The Sordid History of Vampirella

Day 15 From the minute you laid eyes on her, you could tell she was trouble.  Frank Frazetta’s cover to Vampirella #1 has her posed with one hand on her fleshy hip and one finger in her mouth.  She’s wearing black boots and her iconic

31 Days of Dreadtober(2017): The Cult Illustrated

Day 13 Originally I had planned to do a post about the superstitions behind Friday the 13th. However, after looking around the web to do my research, I quickly realized everyone on the internet was doing an article in the same vein. Instead, I’ve opted

31 Days of Dreadtober(2017): Revisiting the Scream Franchise (Part 2)

Day 12 In Hollywood, when something is even moderately successful, a sequel follows.  Consequently, when you have something become as huge a hit as Scream, there is bound to be not only sequels, but a whole franchise.  Scream revived the slasher sub-genre with its post-modernist