Fungus: neither plant nor animal. A little of both, a little of neither. What do they mean and how can you use them (as symbols in your writing… this isn’t a recipe)?
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?
An Ever-updating Glossary of Horrors
From agoraphobia to the uncanny valley, here are all definitions for the horror concepts you wish you could stop thinking about.
What is Household Horror?
From Get Out to Nightmare on Elm Street, The Yellow Wallpaper to Hereditary, household horror threatens the ground on which we walk every day, warping the familiar into the terrible.
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.
The Dark and the Vast in Horror: Unanswered Echoes in the House of Leaves
What is more terrifying: the dark or the vast? According to Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves, it’s both. Here’s why.
The Best Horror to Consume During Covid-19
Looking for horror that really scratches that pandemic itch? Here are 16 of the best pieces of horror to read, watch, or otherwise consume during Covid-19.