‘Lection’ Explores Tribal Politics After Humanity’s Downfall

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In times of political or cultural crisis, horror often acts as a mirror. It reflects the fears we are experiencing about whatever the disruption is to what we previously considered “normal.” In the 1950s, the big bug movies were reflective… Continue Reading

‘Ice Blue’ Explores The Effects of Secrets on Family Relationships

'Ice Blue' Poster

Forever old is the tale of the dark family secret that eventually comes back to haunt the patriarch (or matriarch) when the offspring eventually uncover the details and find themselves incapable of forgiveness for the choices the parents made under… Continue Reading

‘Big Top Evil’ Killer Cannibal Clowns Around

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If mainstream pop culture magazines and news outlets are correct, we’re still in the middle of a thriving horror-is-mainstream renaissance. This renaissance has birthed everything from the long-running The Walking Dead TV series to the resurrection of old Stephen King… Continue Reading

Creatures, Slime, Gore Dominate ‘Creepshow’ Season Finale

The Creep fishes your nightmares in the 'Creepshow' Season 1 finale

If there’s one thing viewers should expect from the Greg Nicotero-helmed Creepshow series currently streaming on Shudder, it’s creatures, gore, and comeuppance. Creepshow wouldn’t be Creepshow without them. The Season 1 finale, which became available on the streaming network just… Continue Reading

Resurrection Is the Theme for Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’ Episode 5

The Creep From Creepshow

Of all horror tropes, none is as defining or fits as snugly into the Creepshow mold as the resurrection of the dead. The 1982 film opened with the “Father’s Day” segment, after all. It also included another revenge of the… Continue Reading

Horror Sex Comedy ‘Tennessee Gothic’ Explores Dangers of Seduction

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Sometimes the person you’re trying to protect turns out to be the one you should fear. That is especially the case if that person is too good to be true, so adept at fulfilling your fantasies that you start to… Continue Reading

‘Creepshow’ Episode 4 is the Most ‘Creepshow’ Episode So Far

The Creep in 'Creepshow' Episode 4

If you’re writing a horror short, there are four basic motivational elements that you can always count on to humanize the experience and allow the audience to empathize with the characters. Whether film or literature, these elements in alphabetical order… Continue Reading

Three Episodes In, ‘Creepshow’ Remains Strong

The Creep has some fresh treats in store for Episode 3 of 'Creepshow'

Following captivating hooks at the beginning and anticipating exciting conclusions, television shows suffer a common problem by the time they reach the half-way mark: the mid-point lag. This slow-down is typically the point in storytelling where a strong start that… Continue Reading

‘Creepshow’ Episode 2 Is More Fun Than Episode 1

The Creep From CREEPSHOW

Horror streaming network Shudder has made the second episode of Greg Nicotero’s new Creepshow television series available for streaming. Everything’s still lovely and comic-book-style creepy. Last week’s first episode brought back everything fans loved about the original film franchise, including… Continue Reading