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31 Days Of Dreadtober: The Unsettling World Of Coraline

Day 23 Originally a dark horror fantasy novel written by Neil Gaiman, 2009’s Coraline animated movie brought to life a strange and beautiful retrospective on childhood and wish fulfillment. Like so many fairytales before, an eccentric young girl finds herself struggling to find a place in the

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.

Writing Tips: Finding Your Voice

“Writing is a struggle against silence.”- Carlos Fuentes Voice is a struggle for new writers who have yet dared to tread on the untouched roads of their writing adventures. It can sometimes be this amorphous thing that we are taught to seek and value without

Horror's Puritan Values

When you think of the horror genre, “Puritan” is probably not the first word to come to mind. At face value, horror appears to be the antithesis of Puritan, but behind the buckets of gore, sexual promiscuity, lewd behavior, and general murder, there’s a real

Dragon Age: The Masked Empire Book Review

Year 2014 Author Patrick Weekes Summary Empress Celene struggles to navigate the dangerous political climate of her powerful nation, Orlais. Her cousin, The Grandduke Gaspard, seeks to undermine her power at every turn and treasonous whispers can be heard among the nobles who hide behind

31 Days of Dreadtober(2017): How Setting Can Drive Fear

Day 20 While well-rounded characters are always a boon to any creative work, I feel that settings are often overlooked. My favorite stories have a setting that is a character in itself and smart use of a setting can really elevate the creep factor of

IT(2017) Movie Review: You'll Float Too…

IT Year 2017 Starring Jaedan Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Bill Skarsgard  Directed by Andy Muschietti Tagline You’ll float too. Synopsis Over the course of a summer, seven kids in the town of Derry, Maine,