Category: horror

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In horror, there are two kinds of sex: sex that makes you kill or sex that gets you killed. On the one hand, you’ve got the fairly hackneyed sex = death equations you’ll find in a majority of slasher films. Look, I don’t know why Phantasm’s Tall Man […]

The Spirit of the Holidays

We were about 30 minutes into watching Krampus (2015), and my husband looked up from his phone, furrowed brow. Confused, he told me the imdb entry didn’t list Joe Dante as the director. We had been wryly tagging examples of Dante’s brand of winsome ghoulishness for a third […]

Must See TV

Oh, SyFy, maybe you cancel everything I love, but I can’t quit you. On one hand, this is the network that has brought us several unasked-for Sharknadoes. On the other, it gave us The Expanse, which, to be fair, it also canceled, but just realizing a multilayered, dense, […]

Grendel Hates You

There’s a killer watching a house lit up against the trees. And he hates the noise, the music, the light. He hates the drinking and the bragging. He hates “the sounds of joy.” He hates everyone inside. And he waits for his chance to put an end to […]

It’s a Dead Man’s Party

It’s one of my favorites and I own at least three versions, but 1959’s classic House on Haunted Hill has always felt a little more like a haunted hayride than a movie to me. I bet the shade of showman architect William Castle cackles around his cigar at that. […]