Category: Horror

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My Quarantine Horror Picks: No Zombies Here, Just Isolation

My Quarantine Horror Picks: No Zombies Here, 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...

Book Review: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Book Review: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

If you’ve ever wondered what the Grimm’s Fairy Tales would be like if they were written by a female and released smack dab in the middle of Trump’s presidency, you need to grab yourself a copy of Carmen Maria Machado’s debut short story collection. Her Body and Other Parties is a book that knows...

Revenge: Coralie Fargeat Takes a Stab at the Male Gaze

Revenge: Coralie Fargeat Takes a Stab at the Male Gaze

No matter the genre, Hollywood has a long history of exploiting violence against women as entertainment. In her first feature-length film, Revenge, French director Coralie Fargeat acknowledges, rejects, and transcends this history, subverting the genre’s typical pitfalls and all-too-familiar...

Rabid (2019): A Feminist Fairytale from Jen & Sylvia Soska

Rabid (2019): A Feminist Fairytale from Jen & Sylvia Soska

**Warning: Article contains spoilers**Contrary to popular opinion, I preferred the Soska Sisters' version of Rabid to the Cronenberg version (although it’s worth noting that I’m a rabid fan of the sisters … see what I did there?). I delighted in their feminist rewrite of the ending and got to...

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, perhaps horror is the genre most...

Daryl Sznyter

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