Pledge This – Celebrate Greek Life With These 11 College Campus Horror Movies

Thousands of college and university students will return to campus this week for O-Week festivities. No, it’s no longer called Frosh Week. At some larger Canadian campuses, where fraternities and sororities still do their thing, students will be looking for a place to belong. Down south in the United States, where Greek life is arguably […]

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Stalk and Slash: The Top 50 Slasher Movies of All Time PT II

And our countdown of the best slasher movies of all time continues. Here, in Part II, we cover Numbers 40 to 31 with movies spanning the early 1970s to the late 2010s. We’ve got a couple of remakes from the 2000s as well as a classic early Giallo, a couple of grimy exploitation 80s slashers, […]

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Stalk and Slash: The Top 50 Slashers of All Time Part I

What are the best slasher movies of all time? With its roots in psychological thrillers Psycho and Peeping Tom, the slasher subgenre saw its template coalesce over the 1970s before its ‘Golden Era’ took flight in the 1980s. Horror would hit a low ebb in the 1990s before Wes Craven’s Scream would revitalize the genre. […]

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A Cut Above the Rest: The 10 Best Horror Movies of 2021

Following a year where studios shelved most major horror releases, 2021 saw theaters slowly re-open across North America. Even if things weren’t back to normal, horror rewarded patient fans with an exceptional year for new releases. But in somewhat of a surprising turn of events, the highly anticipated movies didn’t universally live up to the […]

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The Terrible Place: Eight Scary Horror Movie Locations

In the ground-breaking Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film, Carol J Clover identified several slasher movie tropes. Today, horror fans are well-acquainted with her concept of The Final Girl. But another hallmark of horror, according to Clover, is the Terrible Place. Classic Gothic horror had its castles with winding staircases and […]

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The Ring and J-Horror: Re-Visiting the Japanese Horror Remake Craze

In addition to ‘Torture Porn‘ and remakes, the early 2000’s was defined by a brief fascination with J-horror. As compared to Saw and the movies it inspired, Japanese horror, or J-horror, dismissed gore in favour of atmosphere. With its stories of ghosts, or Yurei, and haunted technology, J-horror was stylistically unique. Everything from use of […]

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Doll Parts: The Best Killer Doll Horror Movies

What scares you? The best horror movies exploit our most basic fears. Home invasion movies, for example, undermine our sense of security in the place we should feel the safest. Killer bug movies understand that most people hate ‘creepy crawlies’. And sharks – they’re basically freight trains with teeth. But some people have strange fears. […]

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Mental Illness in Horror Movies: Exploiting and Stigmatizing For Scares

Years before Joker raised a furor, the American Psychiatric Associated (APA) levelled similar criticisms at DC Comics. Specifically, the APA took issue with Batman’s ‘rogues gallery’ and its misrepresentation of mental illness. Outside of comics, popular culture has historically misrepresented mental illness. Like mainstream news media, our movies and television entertainment have propagated the myth […]

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