Berkshire County: By the numbers home invasion

Movie Review - Berkshire County

Berkshire County A few days ago while browsing movies on iTunes I found myself craving a horror fix, which often happens. During that time I stumbled upon Berkshire County, and the poster and description caught my attention, so I thought I’d give it a go. Kylie Winters is a teenage girl ... READ MORE

The Final Girls: A fitting tribute to the camp slasher

Movie Review - The Final Girls

The Final Girls Isn't it nice —and very rare— when things turn out the way you want them to? I dearly remember the many Friday nights spent with my friends watching one slasher after another when we were around 15, we mostly watched the big franchises back then, Friday the 13th or READ MORE

Why We Enjoy Horror | Dissecting Fear

“Where there is no imagination – there is no horror.” ― Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

why-we-enjoy-horror-blog-article As I mentioned in the first article of the Dissecting Fear series, I’m attempting to shed some light on the nature of horror fans and fear itself by researching the science and studies that have been done about the subjects. READ MORE

Gifts for the One Who Comes After: Surrealist fantasy at its finest

Book Review - Gifts for the One Who Comes After by Helen Marshall

gifts-for-the-one-who-comes-after-helen-marshal_book-review Last month, while walking around the Horror Headquarters at the FanExpo here in Toronto, I was lucky enough to stumble upon a neatly decorated booth full of books. What first caught my attention was the impressive artwork on the covers and as I browsed the table and started ... READ MORE

The Martian: An ode to positive thinking

Movie Review - The Martian

The Martian This week I was finally able to take a few hours off and catch The Martian while it's still in theaters. I wasn't too familiar with the story beforehand, I was mostly aware of it through the huge hype and rave reviews that the book has had since its re-release in 2014. My sole knowledge was that the plot ... READ MORE

Horror Icons on Tinder

horror-icons-on-tinder A perfect example of the greatness that only happens around Halloween. I want to personally thank Rob Fee over at Mandatory for taking the time to write one of the funniest posts I've ever read. This is how profiles would look like if Horror icons were on Tinder. If you've ever been on the platform you'll recognize some of the one-liners that ... READ MORE

Why Horror Terrifies Us | Dissecting Fear

The nature of horror fans is a mystery to most people who are not into the genre. Why do we enjoy it? Why do we cheer for the killer? Why do we crave more? Charmful Dead Things - Dissecting Fear - Horror Movie Posters In a series of articles called Dissecting Fear, I’ll shed some light on these questions using the science ... READ MORE

Station Eleven: Discovering beauty through loss

Book Review - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

station-eleven-emely-st-john-mandel_book-review I recently read Station Eleven and despite the sizable marketing efforts and social media hype, I had very little knowledge of what it contained. To give a brief summary, twenty years after the Georgian Flu wipes out most of the world's population, survivors have formed settlements. ... READ MORE

Scream Queens: The obliteration of the sorority house subgenre

TV Review - Scream Queens Series Premiere

Scream Queens TV Show Of all the new series starting this season, Scream Queens is among the ones I’ve been looking forward to the most for some time now. Especially after hearing about Jamie Lee Curtis’ involvement and how she was recreating Psycho’s shower scene for the show. In addition, Ryan Murphy has done some ... READ MORE