Most recently published stories in Horror.
Freudian Psychoanalysis Used to Redefine Horror Films
Alfred Hitchcock was a trendsetting director, to say the least. He constantly pushed the boundaries of the thriller/horror genre. In the 1960s film, Psycho, he especially pushed these limits as, by this time, he has perfected his uniquely masterful directorial style that he has been since the 1930s. With this film, Hitchcock redefines horror and shifts it from the universal monster movies to something much more terrifying, exploration of the self. He does this by weaving elements of Freudian psychoanalysis and a clever use of the camera.
Lupita Nyong’o Has to Survive Zombies, Children, and Children Who Are Zombies in 'Little Monsters'
Zombies are the best. Love them or hate them; they continue to be a hot commodity in the entertainment industry. From comic books to TV shows to mobile games to the big screen, like all the stories they occupy, they are everywhere. And while some would argue that the genre is getting stale and mundane, mediocre carbon copies continue to be churned out year after year; I feel that this claim is not quite accurate. A good chunk of titles released about cannibal corpses are easily dismissed, but to say that nobody is trying anything new in the world of reanimated cadavers entertainment is unbelievably incorrect. Films like The Girl with All The Gifts and TV shows like iZombie are great examples of unique takes on the idea of the dead coming back to life. And those are not the only ones, even films that are hits at Sundance and SXSW are breeding new life into the undead genre. If you haven’t yet, you absolutely need to check out the trailer for the Australian horror-comedy Little Monsters.
Film Review: 'Secret Obsession'
After being chased through the night by an unseen assailant, Jennifer Williams (Brenda Song) is struck by a car as she tries to flee, leaving her with a broken foot and amnesia. It's in the hospital that Jennifer is reunited with her husband Russell (Mike Vogel), who comforts Jennifer as she finds herself unable to remember him. Upon returning to their lavish home in the mountains, Jennifer and Russell begin trying to return to their normal lives.
'American Killing' (2019) Review
Getting scripts out on time for episodic productions can be emotionally draining on the writers. It takes a massive toll on the writer’s ability to function in the real world. Consequently, when a production they put everything into is under threat of cancellation, some people find it impossible to cope. They look for a way in which they can vent both their anger and their creative talents in a singular explosive project which could elevate their name in the eyes of the viewing public. Jeb, with his cartoon series on the verge of cancellation, is one such creative talent.
I See Red
It's only 4 more blocks to grandmother’s house. When I told my friends I was fine walking home from the bar alone, it was before Jake Wolff showed up. I had taken the same walk thousands of times before; 6 blocks down Main Street and then a right on Country Club and a left on James. If I had somehow lost my vision, I could make my way home from Finn’s without missing a beat.
Talion leaned back in his chair as the mirror returned to its usual sheen. He stared out at his reflection, a slow smile spreading across his face.
- Top Story - August 2019
Fear and Fiction
When we discuss horror in literature, there are several things to keep in mind. What are the cultural currents of the time? What is its era? What characterizes the fear which might be felt by those special few who vie for terror? It is with the mind towards these questions that we should look at horror, viewing it with the strong views that Lovecraft did. He attached horror to several themes present within his own time—in particular eugenics, quantum mechanics, and theosophy. These different themes influenced the way he viewed horror and the way his society would receive his horror. The difficulty of modern times is analyzing how horror should go forwards. We have seen the H. P. Lovecrafts, and Edgar Allan Poes, and Stephen Kings.
Monogatari: The Tale of Castra
NARRATOR Flames engulf the Fountain Garden as Castra is on the floor holding onto her shoulder, blood streaking down her arm. Fenora kneels next to her, breathing hard. Their loose, thick trench coats are in tatters, soaked in blood, with dirt all over.
Reed Alexander's Drunk Horror Review of 'Forced Entry' (2019)
My wife just got done paying tribute to Baron Samedi, and that means I had to drink some black rum. And to get the taste of the black rum out of my mouth (sorry Baron, it's just not my drink, no disrespect meant), I cracked open the bottle of Lagavulin 16. I'm not getting paid for that, I just like Lagavulin 16.
Running Round Red Mountain (Ch. 3)
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Don't Go There (Part 4)
Don't Go There Written By: LaLa Leo February-March 2019 Part IV - The Mountain of the Dead "First Love Yourself. Today, we fly!" -LaLa Leo
Don't Go There (Part 3)
Don't Go There Written By: LaLa Leo February 2019 Part III - A Hiker's Nightmare "What really happened to my friends that night...?" - Yuri Yudin, The Dyatlov Pass Incident (Horror Movie) by Renny Harlin, Hollywood Director