Normally I would try to write something scary for October, but this year I felt like going in a sillier direction. I've wanted for a while to use the idea of writing an owner's manual or pet care guide for some kind of horrifying monster, like Cthulhu or a zombie. Because I still had Frankenstein … Continue reading Short Story: “The Care and Keeping of Your New Pet Frankenstein”
Our last installment of this series was a big one: we covered Universal's first proper horror film and met the first of our Canonical Six, as well as the first of the great actors made famous by Universal Horror. Now it's time to meet both another great actor and another member of the Six. Possibly … Continue reading Horror Is Universal: “Frankenstein” (1931)
It's getting to be that special time of year again: summer is turning to fall (in theory if not in weather), and preparations for the festivities we associate with that season are underway. And by that, I mean it's time to get spooky up in here. There is a certain subsection of the Internet in … Continue reading New Series! HORROR IS UNIVERSAL
I never wanted my reviews for this blog to be exclusively for film and television. I write things that are meant to be read, and I want my examination of media/culture to include things that were meant to be read. The problem is that reading a book in preparation for a full review is a … Continue reading Book Look: “A World of Horror”
The October celebration continues with a film that blends supernatural horror with family tragedy to create an eerie, unsettling experience that's not for the faint of heart. NOTE: Because this film is a few years old, I'm going to be more lenient with spoilers here. I would recommend watching the film before reading this post. … Continue reading Movie Review: “The Witch”
For the first post in our October celebrations, I will be revisiting a movie I've seen several times, explaining why it kind of sucks and why I love it anyway. When Bram Stoker penned his most famous Gothic novel in 1897, he had no way of knowing that its eponymous character would soon become a … Continue reading Movie Review: “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”
Ahhhh, can you feel that? That's the feel of a new season approaching. A season of changing leaves, pumpkin spice and several dollops of spookiness. That's right, the month of October is here once again! It's a time of year that I'm especially fond of, and since this is the first October I'll be spending … Continue reading Big plans for October!