At Gayly Dreadful, Terry writes about the beautiful love story that is Tragedy Girls (2017). “While Tragedy Girls is a horror comedy and has some fantastically sick kills, it really takes its structure from the romantic comedy subgenre, particularly with the tropes of the best friends who slowly […]
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 […]
Consider the problems of Dr. Sam Loomis. You are a resident psychiatrist at Smith’s Grove sanitarium. You have a patient, Michael Myers, who was institutionalized after he knifed his teenage sister to death on Halloween night as a mere 6-year-old boy. At the time, you were told he […]
As an English student and aspiring Clive Barker, no feedback made me want to shove things in places more than that hoary old chestnut “show, don’t tell.” It was glib, it was unspecific, and worst of all, it was annoyingly valid. So, yay, no one has to say […]
Slasher movies are kind of my comfort food. I grew up in the 1980s, and, in a way, so did they. Maybe it’s more accurate to say they grew out, with a ton of franchises, successful or not, piling on roman numerals and subtitles throughout the decade, not […]
In honor of director Mario Bava’s birthday, Shudder TV is having a Bava-thon with nine of his classic horror films chosen by friend of the Gutter Colin Geddes streaming free online all weekend. See the line-up here and watch here.