May 21, 2023.Reading time 8 minutes.
Among trends in horror over the last several years, the centering of social media as not just a plot device but key theme has increased. Not surprisingly, horror has taken great pleasure in targeting influencers and the ‘likes-based’ culture of social media. Though it wasn’t as widely seen as examples like Unfriended, Don’t Hang Up […]
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 […]
January 17, 2020.Reading time 7 minutes.
So what’s trending in horror? Hashtags. Snap streaks. Likes. Clickbait. Selfies. The horror genre’s never been one to miss out on what’s ‘trending’. Or what’s causing anxiety amongst the masses. And, in some cases, what grates on our nerves. In the 1980’s, slasher movies played on conservative fantasies of ‘punishing’ rebellious youth. Over the last […]
June 11, 2018.Reading time 9 minutes.
This week on the blog I will be taking a look at technology as a source of horror in the genre. Hopefully, I’ll be posting a larger thematic piece in The Laboratory and, maybe, I’ll have a podcast uploaded soon. In the meantime, over the next few days, I’ll be reviewing a few more noteworthy […]
April 6, 2018.Reading time 6 minutes.
The idea of fan fiction and expanded universes has never personally appealed to me. Fanboy obsession over every detail and minutiae of their objects of affection can border on obnoxious. Generally, I prefer to stick with original source material. However, the word of mouth surrounding Vincente DiSanti’s Friday the 13th fan film was too positive […]