Day 10 My mother is not particularly fond of horror movies. Like a lot of people, they give her nightmares and confront her with past traumas. Clowns and religious symbolism creep her out something fierce, but nothing scares her more than the slashers. If you were to
Day 9 Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms, and the autumn moon is bright. Legends about men transforming into beasts or vice versa have bled onto the silver screen
Day 8 Almost every culture around the world has some mythological or folklore connection with the undead. Ghosts, ghouls, demons, and zombies could almost be used interchangeably to describe such monsters. Our modern mythology (pop culture and the arts) has lent each of them a unique
Day 7 To this day, Creature From The Black Lagoon remains one of my favorite Universal Monster movies. The film affected me at a young age and struck me as strange, even back then. Like many of the creatures that captured my young imagination (Godzilla,
The veteran actor Scott Wilson, best known for playing the character of Hershel Greene on AMC’s The Walking Dead has just passed. He apparently lost a battle with leukemia. I just wanted to take some time to say that when his character was killed off
Day 5 Horror and religion go together like peanut butter and jelly. They always have and they always will. But why is that? What innate qualities do the two possess to enable such a strong reaction when they are mixed together? 1)Elder Stories Religious texts are
Day 4 One of the top mistakes I see modern horror movies making repeatedly is the overuse of jump scares. They often get a bad rap because of this, however, jump scares are a great tool in moderation. People underestimate the complexity of a scare.
Day 3 Computer generated imagery has long been a staple of blockbuster film releases. From its inception in the 1960’s, the art has continuously evolved. Now and days, CGI is being utilized for a diverse range of films across all genres, having both positive and
Day 2 Legendary director John Carpenter has taken a step back from the director’s chair over the last few years, preferring to work on his musical interests in lieu of filmmaking. It’s been almost ten years since his last directorial effort with 2010’s The Ward
Day 1 It’s no secret that horror movies make big bucks for Hollywood, but many of the most infamous franchises have been left out in the cold in lieu of original intellectual properties or have had their legacies eroded by divisive reboots, sequels, and prequels.