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An Ode to Ice Cream Man: Giving It a Second Chance

Haven’t heard of it? I don’t blame you. Here is my ode to Ice Cream Man, and why it deserves a second chance.

Lovecraft: The Cosmic Horror Racist

Many will say Lovecraft was a fantastic 20th century science fiction author. Many will also point out the guy was one of the biggest racists round these literary parts.

Barnes and Noble’s New Horror Section is…Interesting?

Let’s talk about the biggest book superstore left in the midst of America’s digital revolution: Barnes and Noble. Barnes and Noble has a history of offering great priced books and frequent discounts. Yet, their horror section, up until recently, did not exist.

The Best (And Worst) Unique Slashers

These unique slashers turn the subgenre on its head in the best way possible. I’ve never seen anything like them:

Top 5 Best Horror Genre Combos

Horror is best known for flying solo in its pursuits of terror. However, when combined with the awesome power of these other genres, it can create some of the most memorable pieces of media ever.

In the Tall Grass Shouldn’t be a Movie

King’s novels are notorious for being difficult to turn into movies. So what made Netflix think they could take on the task of turning a novella into a full length movie?

Cell and its Tragic, Underrated Reputation

A lot of people will be surprised to discover that Cell is one of my favorite novels. Stephen King’s 2006 zombie romp is a fun read that doesn’t overstay its welcome.

Best “Based on True Events” Horror Movies

For some films, the reality is surprisingly scarier than the fiction.

The Best Horrible Horror Movies

With the number of movies made and released every year, it’s not surprising that a couple of them aren’t exactly top tier.

Top 5 Horror Comedies

“Horror comedy” is a personal favorite subgenre of mine. These are my top 5 favorites.

Outlast: Why I Can’t and Won’t Finish it

I would like to revisit Outlast, the game that preluded two more games with the same gruesome elements. Also, I’ve never finished it.

The Devil’s Backbone is a Perfect Ghost Story

Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone is, all things considered, the best ghost story to hit the big screen.

Resident Evil Adaptations Just Don’t Work

There is a new Resident Evil Netflix show coming. Guess what? It doesn’t follow the games. Does this come as a surprise? No. Resident Evil, with its vast success in the gaming industry, refuses to follow its own plots in live action media.

Top 10 Worst Horror Movie Cliches

The amount of overused tropes and cliches continuously bug me. Of the hundreds of cliches out there, these are my 10 least favorite:

Climax: Why I Won’t Watch It Again

Climax struck a nerve for me, but why was it so effective in its horror? Here’s a (spoiler free) run-down of what I noticed.

Dead by Daylight and its Toxic Community

Dead by Daylight places one killer in a map with four puny survivors. Read on to see why this slasher fix is a double edged, rotting sword. (image courtesy of Behaviour Interactive)

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Phobias in Horror Movies

Most humans in the world have at least one irrational fear and horror movies know that. Here are some of the top phobias that are used throughout the genre.

Resident Evil Village Holds Eerie Similarities with Resident Evil 4

Similarities between Resident Evil Village and 4 were likely to crop up. This isn’t a bad thing though.

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