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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,

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RIP Scott Wilson

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

31 Days Of Dreadtober: Why Religion Scares

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

31 Days of Dreadtober: How To Properly Use A Jump Scare

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.

31 Days of Dreadtober: CGI VS Practical Effects In Horror

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

How 9/11 Changed Horror

The Fall of The World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 was a profound tragedy that scarred the beautiful nation I call home. Its aftershock is still felt on both the national and international circuits to this day. It’s impossible for a national trauma to