Articles tagged: Horror

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A Case for the Classics: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Nightmare’s prevailing influence in pop culture and commentary on the horror of life in the ’80s is sufficient to justify its classic status.

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From blood-suckers to Barbies, strong female leads thrive in fantasy

The fantastical allows filmmakers and audiences to envision more creative, progressive storylines for women.


Bones and All’s writing is just bare bones: This cannibalistic romance lacks real depth

The romance of Bones and All, despite what it lacks in its writing, shines through in its cinematography.


Smile is an entertaining horror film that squanders its thematic potential

Perhaps this recent shift in consumer interest helps make sense of the seeming contradiction between Smile’s aggressive promotion and thematic scope. 

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Hellraiser (2022) is a twisted lesson in remaking a horror classic

  After a wait of more than 30 years, our favorite “explorers in the further regions of experience” have made their sinister return to the screen, just in time for... Read more


Horror Saxa: Episode 4, Unique Harris

On this episode of Horror Saxa, Brett and Amelia unpack the mysterious, and unsolved, disappearance of Unique Harris. What happened in between the hours of 3 and 8 A.M. on... Read more


Horror Saxa: Episode 3, Robert Wone

In the latest episode of Horror Saxa, Amelia and Brett discuss the murder of Robert Wone on the night of August 2, 2006. Despite there never being an arrest for... Read more


Horror Saxa: Episode 2, Ruth Snyder

In Horror Saxa’s second episode, Amelia and Brett cover the story of Ruth Snyder, the 1920s murderess who inspired Machinal, a play recently adapted by Georgetown’s own Mask and Bauble.... Read more

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What’s next for the Conjuring Universe?

After the Conjuring storyline added another film this summer (The Devil Made Me Do It), the question for horror fanatics remains: what comes next for the series? The franchise already... Read more


Julia Ducournau’s bold body horror Titane crosses the finish line with the strength of its performances

Content warning: gore, body horror There are two sides to Titane, Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or-winning body horror film. One is a family drama about assimilation, about the struggles to fit... Read more


The Welcome to the Blumhouse campaign serves as little more than a collection of entertaining and diverse but unremarkable horror films

If you like tacky horror movies, Amazon Prime is the site to stream this Halloween. Its set of films from the horror collection Welcome to the Blumhouse (2020) went live... Read more


It: Chapter 2 Is an Engaging but Occasionally Uneven Critique of Nostalgia

Twenty-seven years have passed since the Losers Club had to face off against the child-eating shapeshifter known only as It. In that time, they’ve grown up and left their hometown... Read more

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Trailer Takes: Someone Great, Game of Thrones Season 8, and Ma

Someone Great:   John S: Let me start by saying the best part of this trailer was definitely the song “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo playing in the background. This... Read more

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The Haunting of Hill House: More than a Ghost Story

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already heard: The Haunting of Hill House is scary. So scary that last night, after I had stopped halfway through an episode and was... Read more


Slashers and Sex

If there are three things I love, they’re the smell of coffee, a hot bath after a long day, and watching attractive people be brutally murdered in sequential order. Before... Read more


The Nun Probably Should Have Stayed in the Convent

The Conjuring universe is an anomaly when it comes to modern horror movie franchises. While horror movies usually go downhill from the second installment on, The Conjuring franchise has not... Read more

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The Voice‘s Favorite Halloween Films

Just in time for Halloween, we assemble the team in the name of all that is ~spooky~ to bring you the best and ~spookiest~ that haunting and horror cinema has... Read more


A Case for the Classics: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

It’s Halloween season! This is the season in which everyone loves to gather around, dress up in costumes, trick-or-treat, and watch some classic Halloween movies—Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street,... Read more


Don’t Accept This Friend Request

It’s a great time to be a fan of horror movies. The past five years have seen mainstream hits like The Conjuring franchise that has combined critical and commercial success,... Read more