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Where Have All the Slasher Films Gone?

Jason Voorhees, Michael Meyers, Leatherface, Freddy Kreuger — four iconic serial killers of the horror genre. However, apart from their legendary status, there is something else that all five of these characters share: they were all created in the 1970s and ’80s. 1,295 more words



Trying to quantify the impact Whitney Houston had on the world in her short 48-year life is hard to articulate. It is a story of triumph and tragedy, one of enormous potential realized in many ways, and unrealized in others. 463 more words


American Animals

Bart Layton, a relative newcomer to the feature film industry (having worked as a producer, writer, and director for television) takes the Director’s chair in “American Animals”, a true story about a group of college students who decide that they are going to steal an assortment of rare books from the library on the campus of Transylvania University. 536 more words


Opening the Vault

BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! The alarm goes off. It’s 2:30 a.m. and the gravitational pull of sleep draws me back to the bed.  But I resist. I shed the blanket covering me, and swing my legs around, my feet landing atop the soft carpet. 811 more words


Active Listening and Fred Rogers

About 15 years ago, the topic of Active Listening was all the rage in corporate training. There was a study at the time that showed that most people practiced what we call “Passive Listening” which means that you are basically just waiting for your turn to speak while the other person is speaking. 1,883 more words