A look inside Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel which has been transformed into an upcoming HBO series. Explore high strangeness, immersive escapades, and atrocities of history.
The Netflix reboot of a creepy classic does not ask you to help solve a mystery. But let’s give it a shot!
In 1996, Scream entered the failing horror scene with an established horror director but completely new everything else. It paid off then–how does it hold up now?
Unlike its peers, ‘Urban Legend’ isn’t trying too hard. One might say it isn’t trying at all. The only ‘challenging’ aspect is keeping track of its internal urban myth bingo.
A great movie to emphasize ‘fuck death!’ Originally a draft X-Files script, Final Destination was supposed to be an ‘anti-slasher’ movie. It’s an anti-something, all right. It gets crazy, it gets dumb. Let’s die-ve into Death’s Die-sign!
I Know What You Did Last Summer is ‘prime’ teen slasher horror. Our cast is quintessentially 90s. The villain cloaked in an improbable, vaguely menacing costume. The script has the depth of a puddle. It is not a good product. But it is entertainingly mock-able.
The Lodge has offerings that any horror fan can appreciate—creepy dolls, 80s home-videos, cults, clips from The Thing, etc. But it is a bleak jaunt to the cinema.
Dread is a modest love letter to great gaming and great horror. An innocent Jenga® tower is all you need to play. But players soon find that 54 stacked little wooden blocks can breed terror.
“Let me tell you something about these tattoos, okay? That is Wiccan, that is Icelandic, that is Jewish, that’s just gibberish. They are completely conflicting ideologies, and that does not make you a wicked witch, it makes you full of shit!”
‘Psycho’ captures a portrait of America at a particular point in time, but also speaks to universal themes in American fiction.