July 31, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
Few better ‘gateway’ horror movies exist than The Lost Boys. By ‘gateway horror’, of course, The Lost Boys was the perfect introduction to horror for early teens. It’s also a nearly perfect time capsule, warts and all, for the decade in which it was released. From its ‘Brat Pack’ casting to its MTV rock-infused soundtrack, […]
August 13, 2018.Reading time 8 minutes.
We’ve always had an innate fascination with death. In fact, Freud himself once argued that we are born with a death drive – thanatos. See what Marvel did there? Quite obviously, horror movies deal with death as it’s pretty much part and parcel with the genre. But horror movie have also frequently explored where humanity […]
April 28, 2018.Reading time 7 minutes.
Rock and roll was transgressive stuff when it hit airwaves in the 1950s. Perhaps then it makes sense that rock music and the horror genre would make such suitable bedfellows. For a genre that relies so heavily on audience mood and feeling, picking just the right song can take a fairly standard moment and turn […]