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My Quarantine Horror Picks: No Zombies, Just Isolation

My Quarantine Horror Picks: No Zombies, Just Isolation

In a horror fan's dictionary, "quarantine" generally comes before "zombie" and after "apocalypse." Movies like Night of the Living Dead, Train to Busan, and 28 Days Later (as well as 2019's fantastic Blood Quantum, if you're looking for the most relevant 21st century zombie film) are always worth a rewatch, but played out in real time, the loneliness of long-term isolation is rarely hidden behind metaphor. If World War Z just isn't doing it for you these days, check out these atmospheric isolation-themed horror movies:May (2002)Born with a lazy eye and a blunt, unintentionally traumatizing mother figure, May grew up with minimal social interaction. Her best "friend" is a doll named Susie her mother gifted her for her birthday along with the poor advice "if you can't find a friend, make one." Fast forward to adulthood and May gets contacts to fix her lazy eye, restoring her physical...

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I love all things horror & skincare. When it comes to horror, I'm particularly drawn to female directors and human-as-monster story lines. As an avid skincare enthusiast, I'm a huge advocate for skin cancer prevention and sun protection. I hope you like what you read here. If you want more of the same, you can subscribe above.

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The Lodge Review: Why Horror Films Capture Grief Best

The Lodge Review: Why Horror Films Capture Grief Best

Grief is a messy thing. In the last decade or so, directors like Ari Aster (Hereditary, Midsommar), Jennifer Kent (The Babadook, The Nightingale), J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage), and Lars von Trier (Antichrist, Melancholia), have demonstrated that if grief has a face,...

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