Diary Of The Dead- “There Will Always Be People Like You”

Content warnings: true crime, shock websites, animal cruelty, police brutality George Romero has said of his zombie movies that they are, “just sort of snapshots of the time they were made.” His fifth zombie movie, Diary Of The Dead was released in the United States on February 22, 2008, and we’re still living in thatContinue reading “Diary Of The Dead- “There Will Always Be People Like You””

The Dwellings Of Horror Fans In Horror Movies

More than most other genres, science-fiction and horror have the power of merchandising on their side. Posters, shirts, costumes, toys and action figures, pins, flamethrowers (the kids love that one). Conventions and websites have allowed fans to discover companies and artists and collectors items to add to personal collections. Maybe you have a shelf setContinue reading “The Dwellings Of Horror Fans In Horror Movies”

Horror That Hits You Where It Hurts

The movie watching experience is a very subjective one. What one person finds terrifying might not faze someone else and what upsets someone might not affect someone else as severely. When I took to Twitter the question of “What horror movies, if any, have made you cry?” these were some of the titles that cameContinue reading “Horror That Hits You Where It Hurts”

Ready Or Not- The Cruel Disposition Of The Le Domas Kids

Content warnings: emotional abuse, toxic relationships. Ready Or Not didn’t need to say much to make me want to see it. The previews showed us New Age Scream Queen Samara Weaving in a lacy wedding dress and yellow Converse high-tops wielding a huge shotgun as she was forced into a deadly game of hide andContinue reading “Ready Or Not- The Cruel Disposition Of The Le Domas Kids”

Interview With Good Mourning, Nancy Podcast

Through the powers of the internet, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Gracie and Abbey of Good Mourning, Nancy Podcast. A bi-weekly podcast that has just begun its 8th season, Gracie and Abbey are feminist horror fans who cover a wide range of horror movies, having some fun discussions yet they aren’t afraid toContinue reading “Interview With Good Mourning, Nancy Podcast”

Anthony Perkins, Norman Bates, and The AIDS Crisis

Anthony Perkins is well-known for portraying Mama’s Boy Norman Bates in Alfred Hithcock’s Psycho, based on the Robert Bloch novel of the same name. Bloch based the character on real-life serial killer Ed Gein. Perkins reprised the role of Norman in three Psycho sequels through 1990, and even directed Psycho III in 1986. Sadly, theContinue reading “Anthony Perkins, Norman Bates, and The AIDS Crisis”

My Learning Curve From Silence Of The Lambs

There is a discussion to be had about LGBTQ+ representation in the media, and how poorly it has been handled, and it’s not a discussion I would avoid. However, this is not about that. This is me speaking of my own experiences. This is not me speaking on behalf of everyone. Please bear with meContinue reading “My Learning Curve From Silence Of The Lambs”

Zombies, Man, They Freak Me Out-Land Of The Dead

“My zombies will never take over the world because I need the humans. The humans are the ones I dislike the most and they’re where the trouble really lies.” George Romero Content warnings: suicide mention, mental health The 20 year gap between George A. Romero’s Day Of The Dead and Land Of The Dead wasContinue reading “Zombies, Man, They Freak Me Out-Land Of The Dead”

Yes, Sir. F**k You, Sir- Day Of The Dead

Suddenly, I got this conceit: Maybe I’ll do one of these every ten years, reflect a little bit of what’s going on. So Day Of The Dead really grew out of that 80s feeling of giving up on everything- government, the military, faith in the financial systems. George Romero In the dawn of the 1980s,Continue reading “Yes, Sir. F**k You, Sir- Day Of The Dead”

This Was An Important Place In Their Lives- Dawn Of The Dead

Place your bets on how fast you’ll get Robin Sparkles’ “Let’s Go To The Mall” stuck in your head.  The term “shopping mall” itself is a specifically modern North American term used to define a “shopping precinct or shopping center in which one or more buildings form a complex of shops with interconnecting walkways, usuallyContinue reading “This Was An Important Place In Their Lives- Dawn Of The Dead”