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Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clich├ęs, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… Continue Reading →

Clarice Brings Psychological Horror to a Procedural Setting

Per Matt Brought to the small screen as a sequel series to The Silence of the Lambs, Clarice fills the procedural void that C.S.I. popularized for 15 seasons (including its many spin-offs) on CBS. But this show isn’t a one-trick… Continue Reading →

Reflecting on Elisabeth Moss as Horror Writer, Shirley Jackson

Per Matt Biopics can be dangerous subjects. On one hand, they can lead the uninformed into believing fictionalized stories of actual people. On the other hand, they can also withhold some major attributes of real-life people, while accentuating others. Sometimes… Continue Reading →

David J. Skal Highlights 31 Fright Favorites

Per Matt Halloween offers something for just about everyone. From the frights, to the costumes of symbolic characters, to the jump scares, to the classic movies we enjoy rewatching, even to the laughs they may bring. Author David J. Skal… Continue Reading →

Devil’s Road Explores Ed and Lorraine Warren’s Paranormal World

Per Matt When you hear the names Ed and Lorraine Warren, what’s the first thing to pop into your mind? Is it something random from the The Conjuring Universe, by chance? Could it be their long history studying the spooky,… Continue Reading →

Hitchock/Truffaut Celebrates All Forms of Cinema

Per Matt If you enjoy watching modern-day movies — especially the horror genre — you’ve got Alfred Hitchcock to thank for that. Known as the “Master of Suspense,” the filmmaker rewrote the defining elements of what made a movie. And… Continue Reading →

Charlie Manx Finally Gets a Backstory in NOS4A2

Per Matt Sometimes, when you’re a soul-eating vampire, you’re bound to lose your way. Whenever you’re not kidnapping children and whisking them off to the magical Christmasland, a place which exists solely within the mind of Charlie Manx, you might… Continue Reading →

Neil Gaiman Dreams Dangerously

Per Matt I have had a love affair with books for a long time, now. I remember checking out unusual novels in elementary school, but I guess it really amplified when I was a teenager. Certain topics and certain authors… Continue Reading →

Doctor Sleep Awakens the Ghosts of Stephen King’s Past

Per Matt Stephen King and Halloween go hand in hand, but here it is, early November, and another adaptation of a King novel hits the big screen in hopes of continuing the spooky spirit for a little bit longer.

What’s in Store for AMC’s FearFest?

Each year, I patiently await October’s arrival for multiple reasons and this year, I was especially curious to see what AMC’s FearFest had in store for fans in the mood for some Halloween scares.

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