The Top 10 Worst Things about the Halloween Season

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Although Halloween is undoubtedly the best time of the year to be a horror fan, it’s not all pumpkin spice and everything nice.  If I’m being totally honest, there’s a lot of things about Halloween that totally suck.  I hate to be the one to poop in the punch bowl at our month long party, […]

Charming Men with Side Smirks: A comparison of FRIGHT NIGHT’s Jerry Dandridge and THE GUEST’s “David”

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At the peak of my transition from childhood into womanhood, I rented a VHS copy of FRIGHT NIGHT from my local video store.  I had small crushes growing up on people like the boy who sat in front of me in choir, but when my 12 year old eyes saw Christopher Sarandon’s performance as Jerry […]

#WALRUSNO: Why “Originality” Doesn’t Deserve A Free Pass

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The last few weeks in the horror world have been dominated by Fantastic Fest, Beyond Fest, and arguing about whether or not Kevin Smith’s TUSK deserves attention. After being released in a little over 600 screens, TUSK made $846,838 in a week; which many Box Office sites are calling a flop. These low numbers have […]

Genre Gut Punches: “The Dog Monologue” in FROZEN

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It’s impossible to count the amount of characters that have died on screen over the course of cinematic history.  I’ve seen people hacked to bits, dismembered, set on fire, crushed, stabbed, choked, speared, combusted, drowned, hanged, and suffered in hundreds of other ways, but I seldom stop to think about what the death means for […]

JUMP SCARES: OPTION OR OBSESSION?

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I’ve been writing publicly about horror films for a little over five years, and I’ve been watching a healthy dose of horror films for over two decades.  One would think that after watching so many films, I’d be desensitized to all of the traditional tricks and tropes that trigger a response from the average audience […]

Review: AS ABOVE, SO BELOW (2014)

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Theatrical horror is notoriously disappointing, so the expectations I had for AS ABOVE, SO BELOW were almost nonexistent.  The lure of cave exploration (a la THE DESCENT) is 100% the only reason I went to see the film, and I’m glad to say that I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed myself.  I […]

LAKE MUNGO: THE MOST UNSETTLING MOVIE WHERE NOTHING HAPPENS

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I’ve successfully been harassing the Killer POV crew for a while now about watching the Australian ghost flick, LAKE MUNGO.  When I was a sophomore in college, I came across this film at a Family Video store and I knew absolutely nothing about it.  The cover art drew me in and I went through a […]

DARYL DIXON AND THE IMPORTANCE OF GAY REPRESENTATION IN HORROR

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Over the course of THE WALKING DEAD‘s wildly successful four seasons, no other character has earned as much adoration or fan praise than Daryl Dixon. (Unless of course you count the “Corl” meme.)  Whether it’s the popular “If Daryl Dies, We Riot” mentality or the sold out $325 tickets for the “Norman Reedus VIP Experience” […]