Tag psychological thriller

Clarice Couldn’t Survive the Ghost of Hannibal Lecter

Per Matt Lowly rated horror-themed shows airing on network television don’t usually get multiple seasons to fix their format — especially when they’re an expensive adaptation of a best-selling book series and an Oscar-winning film. And it doesn’t help that… Continue Reading →

The Forever Purge is What Happens When People Won’t Stop Killing

Very few film series keep the attention of viewers after a trilogy has run its course. The Purge franchise is one of the rare exceptions to this legacy. With The Forever Purge, the lineup of Purge releases is now up… Continue Reading →

Oxygen Fights to Break Free and Breathe

Per Matt Many great stories are centered around tight environments. Specifically, within the science-fiction realm, I’m thinking about the AlienĀ film franchise. With nowhere to run and no place hide, an unseen killer lurks out of eyesight and our heroes must… Continue Reading →

Wrong Turn Reboot Swerves Into a New Direction

It feels like it has not been too long ago when the Wrong Turn franchise first came out. In fact, I had to go back and look to see when it was originally made. The first installment released on May… 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 →

Is Charlie Kaufman Really Thinking of Ending Things?

Per Matt I’ll admit, throughout the years, I’ve become somewhat obsessed with the writer, Charlie Kaufman (not to be confused with the director, Charlie Kaufman). Being John Malkovich was a pure joy. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was terribly… Continue Reading →

The Social Dilemma Tugs at the Strings of Our Lives

Per Matt Modern-day social media really is a necessary evil. While not a perfect communication format, it is an easy way to connect with like-minded people… but especially a way for the disenfranchised to gripe about something. Anything. Everything. Very… 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 →

Blumhouse Gives the Evil Eye to Horror Fans

Per Matt The best type of stories involve mysterious characters, dark family secrets and at least one character who can see through the haze that’s clouding the vision of everyone else in order to combat true evil. And those that… Continue Reading →

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