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.
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What is Body Horror?
From artsy darlings like Earwig to slashers like Hellraiser to fantasy flicks like Edward Scissorhands, body horror is a broad genre. But what exactly is it, and why are we so often drawn to it?
The Top 6 Sensory Deprivation Horror Movies
Looking for a good dose of sensory deprivation horror. Here’s a few movies for the watchlist, from Hollywood hits of about hunting aliens to classic cinema thrillers.
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 Meaning of White in Horror
White is a surprisingly popular color in horror, appearing everywhere from slasher films to psychological thrillers. But what does it mean? Find out more.
The Meaning of Pink in Horror
From Carrie to It Follows to Jennifer’s Body, find out how horror uses pink to create uniquely “girly” horror
The Meaning of Blue in Horror
From the spooky ultramarines of midnight chases to the supernatural azures of possession scenes, blue follows horror everywhere. But what does it mean?
The Meaning of Yellow in Horror
From The Yellow Wallpaper to that trope of kids in horror wearing the same yellow raincoat, yellow follows horror wherever it goes. Here’s why.
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)?
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?