What is it about all things horror that draw us in, no matter how young? Find out about the wide world of children’s horror, what makes it scary, and what it tells us about our most fundamental fears.
Archive for ‘Media Analysis’
What is Anthology Horror (and Why I Love it)
From campfire stories told in hushed whispers to eleven-season shows on Fx, horror anthology has a long, sometimes terrible, often brilliant history. Learn more about the genre, its tropes, where it fails, and where it shines.
The Best Scene in Phil Tippett’s Mad God
Created over the course of several decades, Phil Tippett’s Mad God delivers a powerful movie watching experience. Especially when it comes to one scene in particular…
Your Guide to Eco-horror: Lure of the Surging Green
Mutated life forms, evil mushrooms, and scientific greed. Find out what eco-horror is, and how you can know it when you see it.
WandaVision is My Favorite Horror from 2021… so far
Find out how WandaVison offers some of the most interesting horror in 2021, from the uncanny to suburban horror (despite not being a horror show)
Anonymity in the City: Crime, Spiritual Vacancy and the Loss of Selfhood in Less Than Zero and American Psycho
The American metropolis is the zenith of capitalist aspiration, but the price to reach the top is high, more spiritual than financial. Find out how Brett Easton Ellis explores this.
The Best Alien Horror: From E.T. to Dark Skies
But when it comes to alien horror, what’s the best? Which movie wears the crown? (Spoiler: it’s Dark Skies)
The Horror of Suburbia: What is “Universal” Horror?
From the slashers of the 70s and 80s to the social horror of the 2010s, suburbia has been a feature of the horror landscape for quite a while. But how has the changed? What does it mean? What exactly is suburban horror?
What Makes Horror Scary: An Analysis of Sinister (2012)
Author Stuart Thaman turns to Sinister for an answer to the most basic horror question – what makes horror scary?
Hell Hath No Fury: Cam, Neon Demon, and Promising Young Woman
Despite featuring women in lead roles for centuries, horror has always had a fraught relationship with gender. Cam, Neon Demon, and Promising Young Woman offer a unique perspective by framing their narratives with feminine signifiers.