pop culture

Pop culture for horror junkies; all about the famous films, creepypasta tales, trends and tropes that bled from the fringes of fright into the macabre mainstream.

  • Jenika Enoch
    Published about a year ago
    Examining the Scientific Accuracy of the 'Saw' Franchise

    Examining the Scientific Accuracy of the 'Saw' Franchise

    Horror films and science go hand in hand (in a way), but it's generally acceptable to say that the gruesome scenes in horror films aren't necessarily realistic. However, that can't be said for every horror attempt. While most are still within a realm of fantasy with no realistic way of translating into the real world, there is one franchise in particular that did its homework before shocking us with gore.
  • RoAnna Sylver
    Published about a year ago
    That Monsters Can Be Defeated

    That Monsters Can Be Defeated

    Horror is about… being scared. Therefore it’s also about pain. We fear pain, suffering, and death, and those are some of the only sure things in real life. So horror is also about how we face those realities and what that means for us as humans. At its best, it’s also about examining that which inflicts pain: real-life “monsters” like trauma, sexual predators, harmful industrial and political systems, social injustice, even climate change. We use fantastic or horrific metaphor to illustrate real-life horror and dread and then face them head-on—so we know they can be defeated.
  • Terry Stone
    Published about a year ago
    The Dangers of Being Alone in Gothic Fiction
  • Vega B
    Published about a year ago
    Weird "Coincidences"

    Weird "Coincidences"

    I started watching these really weird videos on YouTube.
  • Bass Man Eddie
    Published about a year ago
    Edgar Allan Poe's Life & Work
  • WatchMojo
    Published 2 years ago
    Top 10 Movie Devils

    Top 10 Movie Devils

    You know them, you love them, you might even worship them! Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 movie devils.
  • TheGamersGhost
    Published 2 years ago
    Making Monsters

    Making Monsters

    It’s unlikely that the settlers of the Southern Nevada desertscape expected a museum of horrors to become a cornerstone of their peaceful early-20th-century city. Yet 88 years later, a decorated hearse, a zombified Spider-Man, and a conspicuous sign touting "Tom Devlin's Monster Museum" have been erected as markers for one of Boulder City's hottest roadside attractions.
  • WatchMojo
    Published 2 years ago
    Top 10 Smartest Decisions in Horror Movies

    Top 10 Smartest Decisions in Horror Movies

    It takes brains to beat a monster. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Smartest Decisions Made by Horror Movie Characters."
  • WatchMojo
    Published 2 years ago
    Top 10 Movie Depictions of the Grim Reaper or Death

    Top 10 Movie Depictions of the Grim Reaper or Death

    Death is a fact of life, but he also moonlights as an actor on the side. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 depictions of death or the grim reaper in movies.
  • Rachel LeCrap
    Published 2 years ago
    'Nothing Scares Me Anymore'

    'Nothing Scares Me Anymore'

    Blood, guts, demons, or ghosts, the content doesn't seem to matter. People can't enjoy horror films the way we once did. And it's our own fault. Thanks in part to social media, we experience a near-constant stimulation of the reward-center in our brains which could easily be a leading factor... BUT the causes might even be simpler than that. More often than not we're turning to streaming sites and their original shows for our horror fix, but we're still here, still craving shivers. With over-advertising from production companies, overwhelming music, and chaotic realities, humanity at large is unable to enjoy horror these days.
  • WatchMojo
    Published 2 years ago
    Top 10 Horror Movie Villain Motivations

    Top 10 Horror Movie Villain Motivations

    Be they demented serial killers or supernatural entities, you can always rest assured that horror movie villains will have fascinating reasons to kill. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 greatest horror villain motivations.
  • Matthew Evans
    Published 2 years ago
    Horror Comics

    Horror Comics

    Today, it is hard to imagine a time when the television would only broadcast for a few hours each day. The time when there were no Playstations or Xboxes, no laptops or PCs and children would play outside from morning until it got dark.