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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 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

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.