WHY THE FINAL GIRL IS THE WORST THING FOR WOMEN IN HORROR

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Whenever I discuss the problems of female representation in horror films, I’m almost immediately bombarded with cries of, “BUT WHAT ABOUT THE FINAL GIRL!?”  Ah, yes, the final girl.  By Carol J. Clover (Men, Women, & Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film)’s definition, the final girl is described as “a trope in thriller and […]

Why ‘THE PURGE: ANARCHY’ is the Most Important Horror Film of 2014

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After watching THE PURGE: ANARCHY last week, I knew that I wanted to write something about the film and its commentary on today’s society.  I knew that to properly explain myself, I should probably re-watch the film now that I knew what was going to happen and could really zone my focus in on the […]

Review: RAGNAROK

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I will never understand why Hollywood insists on continuing to crank out the basic-ass bible story movies with whitewashed casts, when they could easily tell riveting stories by borrowing tales from Norse Mythology.  Save for the “less-than-accurate” portrayals of Thor and Loki, the Norse mythos don’t get nearly enough cinematic love.  Luckily for us, director […]

House of Mouse Horror: A Defense for Disney Channel Original Movies

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Before The Disney Channel became the network responsible for unleashing Miley Cyrus to the world and driving Shia LaBeouf to lose his damn mind, they were the pinnacle of children’s entertainment.  Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon were great, sure, but were they great enough to run a channel that only showed commercials…for its own channel?  The […]

The Millennial’s Guide to Picking Horror Movies

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For those of you that aren’t religiously worshipping at the altar of The Killer POV podcast, (brought to you by Geeknation, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, and our own Rob G.) you’re missing out on some extremely poignant and important discussions in the name of horror. Last week the Killer POV gang and their guests Axelle […]

A conversation with Mark Pellington (part two):

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Mark Pellington needs little introduction to film fans. Getting his start working for MTV in its heyday producing interstitial promos led to music videos for such heavyweights as Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails and Moby. Beginning his feature film career with the period drama Going All The Way led to atmospheric, frightening […]

CROWD FUNDING SPOTLIGHT: ‘The Mortuary Collection’

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(Author’s Note: BJ Colangelo is a professional bleeding heart for the independent film genre and would like to spend one day a week focusing on a crowd funding project that she feels deserves to meet it’s goal. If you have a project you believe deserves spotlight, e-mail her at BRITTNAHJADE@gmail.com) Many of you may have […]

CROWD FUNDING SPOTLIGHT: ‘River City Panic’

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(Author’s Note: BJ Colangelo is a professional bleeding heart for the independent film genre and would like to spend one day a week focusing on a crowd funding project that she feels deserves to meet it’s goal. If you have a project you believe deserves spotlight, e-mail her at BRITTNAHJADE@gmail.com) “River City Panic is a […]