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Films Within Films, Tropes Within Tropes: The Final Girls Movie

Just when I’m about to get detached retinas from rolling my eyes at yet another misogynistic piece of pop culture, fate hands me some relief (and blog material). 1,729 more words

John's Horror Corner: Scythe (2016), a Short Film assessing tropes and seeking your support.

Disclaimer: This review was solicited by the filmmakers. However, my opinion remains unbiased as I was neither hired nor paid to produce this critical review.

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John Leavengood

Game Reviews: Until Dawn

Until Dawn is a 2015 video game developed by Supermassive games for the Playstation 4.  In an essence, it’s a horror film simulator, right down to all of the tropes and cliches.  1,325 more words


It Follows (2014): An Okay Horror Film About a Sex Curse

 “It Follows” works great as a horror idea but due to the cast being all teenagers it was hard to really care about them in the end as I would not describe this film as well acted. 477 more words


The Horror of Dorian Gray: The use of horror to bring Dorian Gray to a 21st century audience

Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray is a novel that has inspired vastly different interpretations and criticisms since its publication more than 120 years ago. The story has been adapted to the screen numerous times… 3,100 more words

Dorian Gray

John's Horror Corner presents: Critically comparing the Poltergeist (2015) remake to the original Poltergeist (1982)

Poltergeist (1982) changed the face of horror and paved the way for new horror tropes.  The horror genre already had its share of great haunting movies (e.g., … 2,415 more words

John Leavengood