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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

Tropes (A Quiz)

Which awful horror movie trope are you? Take the quiz below to find out.

  1. There’s a party at Chalk’s place tonight! His parents are out for the weekend and the whole school is going.
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Horror Characters

SciFridays curses those dam "Zombeavers" (2014)

Baddie – Pollution. Nature doesn’t like it.

Lesson – Dam teenagers.

I’m a terrible horror movie blogger. Not for the same reasons that the internet thinks, but because somehow this little gem of a movie about zombie beavers slipped through my grasp in 2014. 548 more words


The Evil Within and the Scrutinization of Survival Horror

Writer’s Disclaimer: This is not a regular review of The Evil Within. Don’t expect a rating. Thanks.

The first big survival horror game for now-gen (Xbox One, PS4), The Evil Within, has finally hit shelves, and to generally positive reviews. 1,290 more words

Video Games

House on Haunted Hill (1959): A Classic That Could Have Been Good

We continue the Halloween theme with movies in the lead up to Halloween with the original “House on Haunted Hill.” There was a later remake and sequel to the remake that I have no desire to see, given their bad reviews and the fact that I didn’t love this film. 848 more words

Horror Films

How to Write Horror - American Horror Story Coven edition

American Horror Story: Lessons for how to write horror (or not)

Given the popularity of the show has sprung a new wave of horror lovers, particularly teens, I felt it best to talk a bit about why this is and how to write horror (or not, but we will get to that). 1,753 more words