February 27, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
Over the last few years, the horror genre has slowly but surely taken aim at the ubiquitous role of social media. Both Cam and Alone at Night found horror in the world of online sex and webcam models. And plenty of horror movies have pulled the curtain back on the horrors of influencers (Sissy, Deadcon, […]
September 2, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
With the number of horror movies taking aim at social media and its content creators, one has to wonder who actually likes these people. Earlier this year, Shudder took a shot at horror-infused subtext on viral culture with the shaky Shook. In fact, horror has a mixed tracked record on the subject. While The Hunt […]
March 4, 2021.Reading time 16 minutes.
So what’s trending in horror? Do you know your ‘Fleets’ from ‘Snaps’? Are you up on ‘newsjacking’ or ‘impressions’. Maybe you’re suffering from FOMO. If so, don’t worry. The horror genre’s never been one to miss out on what’s ‘trending’. Techno-horror has a long, proud history in horror. Undoubtedly, this is in part due to […]
March 2, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
If you watched either the Netflix or Hulu documentaries on the ill-fated Fyre Festival, you’re probably familiar with the concept of ‘influencers‘. Like trolls and ‘food porn’, ‘influencers’ are just another unfortunate side-effect of social media. But somewhere in the midst of all that vapid glamour is a good horror movie waiting to happen. To […]