Analysis: Channel Zero: No End House

Channel Zero is what I wish American Horror Story was, and it’s a shame more people aren’t watching and talking about it. With a lean six episodes per season, it takes the bare bones of infamous creepypasta stories and creates layered storylines exploring a variety of themes. The first season focused on one of my … Continue reading Analysis: Channel Zero: No End House

R.I.P. Bitches – A: Analyzing Pretty Little Liars

Five of the most popular girls in the affluent Rosewood suburb are at a sleepover on a dark and stormy night. When their Queen Bee Alison goes missing in the middle of the night they are left adrift - no longer anchored together by the leader of the pack who tormented them with their deepest, … Continue reading R.I.P. Bitches – A: Analyzing Pretty Little Liars

5 Underappreciated Final Girls in Horror Films

Although horror films like other stories have protagonists, they are not always heroes in the sense of being characters we admire and strive to emulate. Often I think most people watch horror films and just count the mistakes the protagonists make. To a degree this makes sense - it’s hard to have a horror film … Continue reading 5 Underappreciated Final Girls in Horror Films

And now for a special message about the film that was so messed up I couldn’t count it towards my 31 films as a representative of my library

Cannibal Holocaust was a film I had heard a bit about: I knew it was considered the original found footage horror film and that it was the movie which infamously killed an actual animal on screen. TW: this movie is violent and features multiple depictions of sexual assault, sensational depictions of violence, and actual violence … Continue reading And now for a special message about the film that was so messed up I couldn’t count it towards my 31 films as a representative of my library

Lesbian Representation in Modern Horror Films: The Good, The Bad, and the High Tension

Lesbians and horror have been together a long time. At least since 1872 when Sheridan Le Faun penned the novella Carmilla - which in turn has spawned decades of lesbian vampire films. And a list of lesbian vampire films from someone whose username is Lesbian Vampire which one assumes is expertly curated from personal experience. … Continue reading Lesbian Representation in Modern Horror Films: The Good, The Bad, and the High Tension

I Would’ve Voted for Obama a Third Time: Analyzing Get Out

True confessions: for a horror movie fan I often don’t see horror films in theater. The days of spending every other weekend with friends seeing the latest remake or reboot of a previous franchise are over for many reasons, and there aren’t many horror films I really feel the need to see in theater. The … Continue reading I Would’ve Voted for Obama a Third Time: Analyzing Get Out