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31 Days Of Dreadtober: Black Phillip’s Masterful Deceit

Day 16 *The following contains spoilers for the movie, The Witch(2015). Wouldst Thou Like To Live Delicously?- Black Phillip, The Witch(2015) New England during the 1630’s was a time rife with religious zealotry and paranoia. Brought up to believe their very existence was one of sin, much

31 Days Of Dreadtober: The Evolution Of Fear

Day 12 Fear is a living entity in of itself. Its rooted in our genetic memory, a natural response designed to keep us alive and yet it is always changing. With the passage of time, what we fear morphs and changes shape to match our mental,

31 Days Of Dreadtober: Down The Funhole

Day 11 When I was 17, I found myself enamored by a black box. I had been walking my dog along the sea wall, not a block from my seaside home, when I spotted it nestled among an outcrop of rocks jutting from the shoreline.

31 Days Of Dreadtober: The Slasher Next Door

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

31 Days Of Dreadtober: Werewolves & Teen Angst

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

Tokyo Ghoul: Reinventing The Undead

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

31 Days of Dreadtober: Beauty And The Gilman

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,