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Oh, the Horror! Movies to Look Forward To

It can be easy to fall into a rut with horror, because… horror. Lately, all the mainstream flicks that have been hitting theaters have all been kind of “meh” for me. Not all is lost though, as my appetite for … Continue reading

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Race, Vigilantism, & Zombies In Wes Craven’s The People Under The Stairs

This post first appeared on Graveyard Shift Sisters and is cross-posted here with permission. The site’s motto is “Purging The Black Female Horror Fan From The Margins” and you can also follow along on Twitter @GraveyardSister. Horror’s true effectiveness is … Continue reading

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Who you gonna call? Moxie fancasts Ghostbusters

FANCASTBUSTERS!!!! Breaking news, if you live under a pile of ancient sea turtle shells: Paul Feig, who directed Bridesmaids, is making a new Ghostbusters movie, and this time it has GIRLS. I know…right?! For me, though, this is sort of where the excitement … Continue reading

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Bong Joon-ho, Snowpiercer, and the Legacy of the Korean New Wave

As director Bong Joon-ho’s first Hollywood collaboration Snowpiercer takes American theaters by storm, many reviewers have praised the film’s socio-political underpinnings. In the film, in the year 2031 after a second (manmade) Ice Age has covered the planet in snow, a single … Continue reading

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Deliver Us From Evil (and Fake Bronx Accents)

Snap Synopsis: Buddy cop movie, except one is a Bronx cop and the other a priest. “OH, SHIT!” Moments: Don’t trust birds. Don’t trust dolls. Definitely don’t trust bird dolls. Trigger Warning: One graphic instance of animal cruelty. There’s nothing quite like an … Continue reading

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Fantastic Four Chat

When the cast of the Fantastic Four remake was announced, we were really – really – excited because not only should Michael B. Jordan should be in All the Things (have you seen Fruitvale Station yet?), but it’s also really … Continue reading

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“Death Comes in Many Strange Packages”: Tales from the Hood as a Socially Conscious Horror Film

This post originally appeared on Persephone Magazine. It is cross-posted here with editorial permission. As a child, I watched a lot of horror movies. We were poor and could rarely afford to go to the theater to see new films. But, … Continue reading

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My Horror Movie Dream Team

There’s an art to surviving in a horror film. It used to be as simple as “the virgin lives”, but the rules have changed with audience demands and production values. The goody-goody from next door doesn’t always get to make … Continue reading

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Hot Hot Heat: Music, Gender and Race in The Heat

As you probably guessed from the title, I recently saw The Heat. The movie is not without its flaws; there were definitely some examples of problematic humor. While that’s seems to often be par for the course in raunchy comedies, … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim Discussion

Most people who follow us on Twitter or Tumblr know that we’ve been waiting for Guillermo del Toro’s latest, Pacific Rim, as if our life depended on it. A movie that promised to deliver giant robots, creepy kaiju, a diverse … Continue reading

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She Ain’t No Lady: Disney’s Subversive Villainesses

Contributors on this site have discussed the concept of Otherness, of feeling like an outsider, at length. To put it simply, women of color haven’t always had characters in whom we could see ourselves, or aspire to, within mainstream media. … Continue reading

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The Descent: A horror movie that broke the Bechdel Test

When it comes to interesting roles for women in horror movies, it’s slim pickings. If they are the leading characters, it’s because they’re the target of a male gaze gone terribly wrong (stalking, haunting, hunting), or they’re on a revenge … Continue reading

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My Film Awards Have A First Name…

The Academy Awards are upon us and with the nominations in and speculations a-brewing, it’s a great time to step back and check out the scope of what we’re dealing with this award season. As any jaded film fan knows, … Continue reading

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If You Give a Mouse the Force…

On October 30th, the Walt Disney Company announced that it would be acquiring Lucasfilm Ltd, including the rights to the Star Wars franchise. Included in the press release was the goal for a new installment of Star Wars, Episode VII, … Continue reading

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Geekquality’s Favorite Horror Movies

This is Halloween! And we at Geekquality are pretty stoked about it, if you can’t already tell. It’s like Cosplay Christmas, what’s not to like! In the spirit of celebration, we have compiled a list of films we love to … Continue reading

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