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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 →

Nicolas Cage Annihilates Animatronics in Willy’s Wonderland

Imagine you have been hired to work inside a themed restaurant. All you’ve got to do is be the the overnight janitor. Sounds easy, right? No one to bother you. All you have to do is clean up the place,… Continue Reading →

Monsters are Everywhere in the Korean TV Series, Sweet Home

As a haunter, I have always been intrigued with horror. I mean, you kinda have to be, in this business. Scary things are just what we do. Immersion is the name of the game for all haunt owners. You have… 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 →

Should Dan Trachtenberg Fix the Predator Franchise?

Per Matt After 20th Century Fox released six films — each one with seemingly decreasing results — is the Predator franchise dead on arrival? Can 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg rejuvenate the interest of genre fans everywhere with yet… Continue Reading →

Antebellum Dreams Up a Nightmare Scenario

Per Matt Whenever we may lay down and fall asleep, dreams can present pleasant escapes from reality. Places where our personal and professional goals are attainable, giving guidance to the real world. It’s also a place where our psychological fears… Continue Reading →

Corona-Haunting: Visiting Middle TN Haunted Houses During a Pandemic

Halloween 2020 has come and gone. Some would say this year has been scarier than anything you can see inside a haunted attraction. And as a haunter, myself, I have to agree with that statement. We, in the haunt industry,… Continue Reading →

The Best of FearFest is Reserved for Streaming Services

Per Matt All good things must come to an end… even AMC’s FearFest. That idiom seems especially true when discussing the limited entertainment options offered by basic cable during a global pandemic. As the network juggles the proper destination to… Continue Reading →

Jamie Chung Brings Sorority Row to My Guilty Pleasure

Per Matt How would you react if a sexy, stupid prank went horribly, horribly wrong? I had long forgotten the first time watching Sorority Row as a Redbox rental several years ago, but as soon as I started rewatching it… Continue Reading →

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