[Heads up! This post is a lot longer than some of my previous ones. Please let me know in the comments whether or not you like content of this length.] Look, I'm not a Lovecraft scholar. I haven't read each and every word he ever put down: stories, letters, diaries, etc., etc. But I have … Continue reading The Lovecraftian and Horror Movies
It's always weird to write about a film that I can so clearly remember seeing during my childhood. The Blair Witch Project came out when I was an elementary school student. It was the perfect storm of media buzz, schoolyard rumors (oh my god, you saw an R-Rated Horror Movie???), and the macho-posturing of telling … Continue reading The Blair Witch Project – 21 Years Later
I finally got around to watching 1922 on Netflix, knowing nothing about it initially except for the fact that it was (yet another) Stephen King adaptation. When it comes to viewing adaptations of King's work, I try to maintain a healthy skepticism going into the film. While there have been many successes (Stand by Me, The Shining, Misery), there … Continue reading 1922 – The Horror of Decay
So I watched Sinister on Netflix the other night, and I've had some thoughts gestating about it for a few days now. It's maybe the best-mixed bag of a horror film I've ever seen, with some genuinely high highs and some hilariously low lows. It's filled with cliches but scrounging up just enough originality to stay afloat. … Continue reading Review: Sinister (2012)
The strongest human emotion is fear. It's the essence of any good thriller that, for a little while, you believe in the boogeyman.John Carpenter Here's something I've never understood: some people don't like to be scared. I think I figured this out at a pretty young age, sometime in elementary school, when I hid in … Continue reading Are You Scared?