From Halloween and Day of the Dead to ritualistic fire scenes in cult horror, the color orange has a unique role in the horror community. Learn more.
The Meaning of Red in Horror
From Edgar Allan Poe to Belgian cannibal horror Raw, red has a unique role in horror. Read more to see what it is.
The Meaning of Color in Horror
Color is all around us, ascribed a primal meaning that preexists rational thought. Here’s an overview of how horror uses color, from blood red to organ pink.
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)
The Symbolism of Mushrooms
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.