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.

  • Matt Cates
    Published about a year ago
    Killer Life Lessons from Michael Myers

    Killer Life Lessons from Michael Myers

    I've often said we can learn a lot from villains. And whether we like to admit it or not, we're always drawn to those characters who flaunt the rules of society and go after their dreams... however sick and twisted those dreams may be.
  • Erin O'Neil
    Published about a year ago
    Why Buffy Should Have Ended up with Spike

    Why Buffy Should Have Ended up with Spike

    I’d love to simply say Spike is the best and leave it at that. I won’t do that, as much as I’d like to. Fans will be asking: "What about Angel?" while non-fans will be asking: "Why?" I’m going to answer both of those questions. I’m going to look at all of Buffy’s relationships. What they were based in, how they worked, and why they ended up not working. Safe to say, I will have to go into some detail. So a spoiler warning is in effect for those of you who haven’t seen the show.
  • Erin O'Neil
    Published about a year ago
    The Evolution of Vampires in Film and Television

    The Evolution of Vampires in Film and Television

    In this day and age, vampires are seen as romantic figures—these beautiful, misunderstood creatures that we can’t help but fall in love with. This wasn’t always the case, though. Vampires used to be something that terrified us, that gave us nightmares. How did that change? I won’t be going into the why, but rather the how. There have been many vampire films and TV shows over the years. This is a look at their progression—their evolution from terrifying monsters to creatures we love and lust after. There are far too many to go through all of them. I will be looking at the big ones that were either very well known at the time of their release, or mark a change from what had been done before.
  • Kyle S.
    Published about a year ago
    Top 10 Horror Games For the Halloween Season

    Top 10 Horror Games For the Halloween Season

    October is easily one of my favorite months out of the year, with the changing of the seasons beginning to show light, the temperature dropping, the leaves changing, and of course Halloween.
  • WatchMojo
    Published about a year ago
    Top 10 Horror Movie Masks

    Top 10 Horror Movie Masks

    They’re creepy, they’re freaky… a few of them are downright terrifying. They are WatchMojo's picks for the "Top 10 Horror Movie Masks." For this list, we’re looking for the most iconic horror movie masks that have sent chills down our spines and found their way into our nightmares. Added bonus: all make terrifying Halloween costumes!
  • Sydney Essex
    Published about a year ago
    Dark Origins

    Dark Origins

    The lost meanings behind the songs we sang as children, that your mother may not have taught you...
  • Frederica Angelina
    Published about a year ago
    The Books of the Salem Witch Trials

    The Books of the Salem Witch Trials

    The Witch Trials of the 1600s
  • Nathaniel Corns
    Published about a year ago
    Why Are We Scared of Clowns?

    Why Are We Scared of Clowns?

    You know what clowns are—typically men wearing white makeup, a big wig, and a big nose that are hired to entertain children at birthday parties or at the circus. So why do we also see these seemingly innocent people as creepy?
  • synovelle w.
    Published about a year ago
    The Horror Genre and Jump-Scares: A Thought
  • Don Anderson II
    Published about a year ago
    Why I Don't Watch Horror Movies

    Why I Don't Watch Horror Movies

    I never understood why people loved being scared or at least why some of my family members did. It's one thing for me to watch a movie with horror elements, but I can't watch horror movies like some of my family members and friends can; of course, I got made fun of for not liking them so, in a way, this is me saying why I can't really get into them.
  • Tom Baker
    Published about a year ago
    Celluloid Red!

    Celluloid Red!

    Some of the worst cinematic dogs (er, turkeys is probably more appropriate here, if rather trite) have, it seems, the word "blood" in the title: Bloodsucking Freaks, Blood Feast,I Drink Your Blood, My Bloody Mama, My Bloody Valentine... You get the picture. In order to exploit the natural human's propensity to see his/her fellow man/woman suffer bloody highway accidents, mutilations, mishaps, and suchlike, the purveyors of such cinematic turdblossoms occasionally give a big, loud unsubtle-as-fuck "soo-eeey" to their hustling, bustling hordes of teenaged future thrill-killers and sleazoid porno-store lovin' social misfits, reprobates, and dope fiends. Or, at least they did until Western Civilization and American culture went completely south of Heaven, sometime around the same time we all got high-speed internet.
  • Pierre Roustan
    Published about a year ago
    The One Movie You Thought Disney Would Never Do: 'The Sixth Sense'

    The One Movie You Thought Disney Would Never Do: 'The Sixth Sense'

    And you thought that it was an M. Night Shyamalan affair, right? Wrong. Believe it or not, but the minds behind the ominous tale about a man trying to solve the mental breakdown of a kid who sees "dead people" everywhere he goes was actually technically funded by the very studio that brought you Bambi (which, let's be fair, is an animated movie with some dark themes as well).