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31 Days Of Dreadtober: The Oral History Of Horror

Day 21 Fear is in our DNA. We are built afraid. In our earliest days, mankind gathered around the heat of a communal fire and shared our fears. We laid our darkest and strangest worries bare before our fellow tribesmen’s feet and found comfort in

31 Days Of Dreadtober: The Blacksmith And The Devil

Day 17 I always try to appreciate contributions to horror on a global scale. I find it fascinating how a piece of art can inspire me to learn more about a different piece of the world whether its history, cultural differences, or what scares people. Errementari:

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,

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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: 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

Star Trek, the Original Series (TOS): A Necessary Social Commentary, Part 6

This will conclude my argument that began two months back with the Axiom: Star Trek is the most influential Science Fiction television program in history. I believe my logic has been sound, although largely rhetorical.  I expected at least a few contrarian views, maybe alternatives suggested,

My Life As A Halloween Grinch

When I got home today, I had a full-blown allergy attack, binge-watched The Defenders and watched Game of Thrones(priorities y’all). So rather than finishing the writing tips article I was working on, I decided to post something a little bit less serious and more fun