White is a surprisingly popular color in horror, appearing everywhere from slasher films to psychological thrillers. But what does it mean? Find out more.
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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?
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.