Tag Archive: horror


Here’s the thing about horror movies — even the scariest of them have that disconnect from reality. A distressing moment or a jolt can be easily dismissed. It’s not real. No, that invincible, machete-wielding mad man isn’t actually going to kill you. No, your loved one isn’t going to transform into a mutant and try to rip your face off. By their very… Continue reading Why 'The Look of Silence' and 'The Nightmare' Are More Terrifying Than Most Horror Movies

At one point or another we’ve all probably been in a slightly similar scenario to the one at the start of The Invitation, a new horror movie from Karyn Kusama (Jennifer’s Body, Girlfight). An old friend you haven’t seen in a few years has a gathering and you really don’t want to go, but you do purely out of a sense of obligation and guilt… Continue reading 'The Invitation' is a Haunting, Modern Horror Story About the Viral Nature of Bad Ideas

Let’s consider fake movie trailers to be short films. They’re self-contained works with some semblance of a narrative, and sometimes they become remade and adapted into actual movies. As far as shorts being calling cards and pitches for larger projects in Hollywood these days, maybe it’s more appropriate to consider short films to be fake movie trailers, too. The connection allows us to… Continue reading Watch the Shorts That Lead to Horror Movies Like 'Clown,' 'Saw' and 'The Babadook'

If horror movies have taught us anything (and I’m a firm believer that they’ve taught us many things) it’s that it’s never a good idea for man to play God. Despite what Captain James T. Kirk says about space in the opening of the original Star Trek series, death is really the final frontier. Horror cinema has long been fascinated with death and dying, and… Continue reading The Last Horror Blog: The Best Movies About Bringing Back the Dead

George Romero

Horror icon and zombie-film legend George Romero turned 75 yesterday, so there’s no better time to celebrate the rich and varied career of one of America’s most beloved maverick filmmakers than with a retrospective of his work. However, instead of pointing out the obvious films everyone’s likely to watch this week (the Dead movies), I thought it would… Continue reading The Last Horror Blog: Celebrate George Romero's 75th Birthday with These Non-'Living Dead' Films