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Category Archives: horror
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
Snap Synopsis: A widowed mom tries to hold it together when she realizes her son’s night terrors might be real. Trigger Warning: The dog dies. Sleep is one of the absolute necessities needed for survival; you might be able to last … Continue reading
Snap Synopsis: That scary ass doll from The Conjuring got her own movie. Fuck everything. “Oh, SHIT!” Moments: Everything. Trigger Warnings: Violence against a pregnant woman. Like clowns, dolls are a common thing that makes people uncomfortable and creeped out. … Continue reading
In preparation for our panel at GeekGirlCon – (Not So) Strange Appetites: Women and the Horror Fandom – here’s a bit of reading for you. What better way to spend your lunch break than immersing yourself in, say, an analysis of … Continue reading
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
Official Synopsis: A brother and sister reunite 11 years after a tragedy in order to destroy the evil mirror responsible for the death of their parents. Snap Synopsis: HAUNTED MIRROR. NOPE. “OH SHIT!” Moments: Lost track. Just never buy antiques or … Continue reading
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
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