The Open House: Less Fun Than a Real Estate Bubble

Over the last several years Netflix has revolutionized not only how we watch television but what we watch. With its tremendously successful original television programming it was a natural next step to make the move to produce original films. For horror fans, Netflix had a huge hit last fall with Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of the […]

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Inside Remake Misses the Point of New French Extremity

Two trends characterized horrors films in the 2000s: (1) the cycle of Hollywood remakes of 1980s slasher films and (2) the emergence of the “torture porn” subgenre. Numerous horror scholars have examined the “torture porn” cycle of horror as part of a larger societal response to 9/11 and emergent debates around torture and interrogation (Wetmore, […]

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Five Underrated Slasher Films Worth Your Time

It was the 1980s – hair metal and syth-pop ruled music charts, Cabbage Patch Kid dolls were all the rage, and for a brief, fleeting moment, the slasher film dominated the horror genre. Even casual horror fans are familiar with the standout slasher franchises – Friday the 13th, Halloween, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. […]

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