Chronic Chills: In Praise of the Stoner Horror Movie

Cannabis and horror go together like slashers and masks – this 4/20, celebrate with these ten classic stoner horror movies. […]

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April 20, 2021 On Screen

There’s No I in Succubus: Why Men Fall for Sexy Monsters

From No Escape Room to Dracula to Buffy, men in horror are remarkably vulnerable to death by horniness. We unpack the deadly appeal of the female monster. […]

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April 12, 2021 On Screen

Midnight Movies: Riding The Midnight Meat Train

This underappreciated 2008 movie adaptation of the Clive Barker short story still exudes a dark and compelling power. […]

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March 16, 2021 On Screen

No Good Mitzvah Goes Unpunished in The Vigil

The Vigil is a taut, terrifying religious horror movie told from a point of view rarely seen in the genre. […]

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March 5, 2021 On Screen

Scary Personalities: Why Horror Hosts Will Never Die

From the Cryptkeeper and Vampira to Terry Carnation and Zena Dixon, join us in this celebration of horror hosts past, present, and future. […]

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March 2, 2021 Miscellaneous, On Screen

The Science of Women in Horror Brilliantly Dissects Horror Movie Tropes and Traditions

From final girls to femme fatales, The Science of Women in Horror is a great dissection of tropes and traditions in horror movies. […]

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February 23, 2021 Books, On Screen

Does She Make You Scream? Introducing the Murder Babe, the Final Girl’s Opposite Number

We all know about horror’s Final Girl, but where’s the love for the Murder Babe? From Buffy Summers to Akasha to Ginger Fitzgerald, here are our favorites. […]

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February 19, 2021 On Screen

Hotel Horror Makes Itself at Home in Kourosh Ahari’s The Night

You can check out any time you like: Kourosh Ahari’s The Night foregrounds personal horror in a deeply creepy hotel. Read our full review. […]

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February 16, 2021 On Screen

O Christmas Scream: 6 Offbeat Christmas Horror Movies to Haunt Your Holidays

These Christmas horror movies (and two bonus TV episodes) are perfect for anyone who likes a little blood in their eggnog. […]

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December 23, 2020 On Screen

7 Family Gathering Horror Movies To Take The Edge Off The Holidays

Things can get tense at family holiday gatherings – here are 7 horror movies that’ll make you thank your lucky stars your family is only a little quirky. […]

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November 23, 2020 On Screen

Camilla Grudova on the Monstrousness of the Midcentury Woman

As part of our Come Join Us By The Fire author essay series, “Ghost Bread” author Camilla Grudova writes about the tragic fates of women in midcentury horror movies. […]

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October 30, 2020 Books, On Screen

Damien Angelica Walters on Growing Up on Horror

As part of our Come Join Us By The Fire author essay series, “Tooth, Tongue, and Claw” author Damien Angelica Walters writes about the horror books and movies of her childhood. […]

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October 29, 2020 Books, On Screen

Matthew Lyons on How Evil Dead 2 Changed His Life

As part of our Come Join Us By The Fire author essay series, “Blood Daughter” author Matthew Lyons writes about Evil Dead 2 opened his eyes to horror. […]

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October 28, 2020 Books, On Screen

Nibedita Sen on the Art of Restraint

As part of our Come Join Us By The Fire author essay series, “Pigeons” author Nibedita Sen writes about how horror can hinge on knowing when to hold back. […]

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October 28, 2020 Books, On Screen

Indrapramit Das on the Monstrousness of the Real

As part of our Come Join Us By The Fire author series, “You Will Survive This Night” author Indrapramit Das writes about the horror intrinsic to all art. […]

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October 21, 2020 Books

Shaun Hamill’s Introduction to Dark Wonder: A Syllabus

Shaun Hamill’s guiding concept as a writer is “Dark Wonder” – here are five short stories, novellas, and movies to get you started in this niche genre. […]

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October 8, 2020 Books, On Screen

Home Haunting: Halloween Inspiration for a Socially Distant Year

Get inspired for a socially distant Halloween with these documentaries, movies, and TV shows that’ll get you in the mood for some spooky decorating. […]

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October 7, 2020 Miscellaneous, On Screen

Vacation Turns Sinister Yet Disappointing in The Rental

The Rental, Dave Franco’s directorial debut, feels a lot like a disappointing Airbnb—pretty but kind of empty, and not really scary once you’re in it. […]

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September 29, 2020 On Screen

Why Host is the Horror Movie We Need Right Now

Shudder’s innovative video-chat horror movie is precisely what we all need in quarantine. […]

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September 9, 2020 On Screen

6 Horror Movies That Feel Like Vintage Paperbacks

Enjoy some visual comfort food with these six vintage horror movies that capture the comforting feeling of a well-loved paperback pulp horror novel. […]

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August 26, 2020 On Screen

Can You Help Solve a Mystery? The Best Original Unsolved Mysteries Episodes

We’ve pulled together some of the best episodes from the original run of Unsolved Mysteries, plus the movies and books that capture those same eerie vibes. […]

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August 14, 2020 On Screen

5 Horror Books About Cursed Films

Mysterious disappearances, fatal films, and dead cast members abound in these five horror books about cursed films and filmmakers. […]

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July 15, 2020 Books, On Screen

Say His Name, Say His Name: Breaking Down the Candyman 2020 Trailers

We’re immensely excited for Nia DaCosta’s new Candyman film, due out in October – get the skinny on all the trailers here. […]

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July 14, 2020 On Screen

You Should Have Left is Half of a Great Horror Movie

A modernist haunted house story, You Should Have Left has a lot of potential but doesn’t quite stick the landing. Read our full review. […]

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June 25, 2020 On Screen

Scream, Queen!: A Documentary About Fandom, Accountability and Queer History

Scream, Queen! tracks what A Nightmare on Elm Street II: Freddy’s Revenge did to actor Mark Patton’s career & serves as a history of homophobia in Hollywood. […]

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June 23, 2020 On Screen

Shirley Provides a Window Into Jackson’s Own Haunted House

Meditations on lost girls, small towns, & female intimacy in Shirley, a fictionalized movie of Shirley Jackson’s life, on Hulu. […]

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June 9, 2020 On Screen

[Postponed] Join Us for a Night of the Living Dead Screening & Author Discussion

On June 13th, join Tor, Nightfire, and Den of Geek for a screening of Night of the Living Dead and author discussion! […]

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June 1, 2020 News, On Screen

Watch the Flashy, Frightening Trailer for Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula

Four years after the events of Train to Busan, return to the devastated Korean peninsula in this trailer for the sequel to Sang-ho Yeon’s zombie masterpiece. […]

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April 2, 2020 On Screen

The 12 Best Movies to Watch on Shudder Right Now

Horror streaming service Shudder is offering a 30 day free trial – here are a dozen of the best movies to watch on the platform. […]

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March 20, 2020 On Screen

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Color Out of Space

No flesh shall be spared in this psychedelic Lovecraft adaptation from iconic goth-shaman director Richard Stanley and the producers of 2018’s similarly lurid horror hit, Mandy. A relatively straightforward science […]

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February 11, 2020 On Screen

Movie Review: Luz, a Lucid Nightmare of ’80s Euro-horror

Our review of Luz, a nightmarish, visually striking ’80s throwback horror movie you can stream right now. […]

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January 31, 2020 On Screen

Five Lightly Creepy Movies on Disney+ for the Burgeoning Horror Fan

Five mildly to moderately creepy movies currently streaming on Disney+ that helped us become the horror fans we are today. […]

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January 14, 2020 On Screen

Our Favorite Horror Movies of December 2019

Horror author Nadia Bulkin is back with capsule reviews of the newest horror movies in theaters and on streaming services this month. […]

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December 9, 2019 On Screen

5 Scary Books We Wish Were Real

Five scary books from film and literature that don’t exist (yet). […]

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November 13, 2019 Books, On Screen

Annihilation Meets Mandy in the Color Out of Space Trailer

There have been a number of attempts to adapt Lovecraft to the screen over the years, but I wouldn’t personally call many of them “successful,” or “good,” or even “watchable.” […]

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November 7, 2019 On Screen

Keep the Lights On While You Watch The Grudge Trailer

I’m gonna be honest, I only watched about half of this trailer, and most of it was through my fingers while muttering “Don’t go in the house, John Cho” in […]

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October 28, 2019 On Screen

5 Horror Books We’d Love to See On Screen

We’d offer up several limbs (not necessarily our own) to see these books on the big screen. […]

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October 16, 2019 Books, On Screen