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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.

  • Evelyn Starr
    Published about a year ago
    Reasons Why Horror Movies Are Good for Your Health

    Reasons Why Horror Movies Are Good for Your Health

    Turns out that your parents were wrong to ban scary films at your slumber parties because horror movies are good for your health. Yup. Stop covering your ears and hiding your eyes during the gory parts for the sake of your health. Some movies are worth getting scared by. A study put on by the University of Westminster uncovered results that suggest how much horror films can improve your mental, physical, and emotional health. Turns out that scary movie aficionados probably are equipped to survive a zombie apocalypse than everyone else. See how horror can affect your life, and you might become a fan, too.
  • Angel Tapia
    Published 2 years ago
    Fascination of Horror

    Fascination of Horror

    Growing up, I always had this love for the horror genre. I've watched movies like The Evil Dead, IT (1990), Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street; and played games like Resident Evil, Until Dawn, Outlast, The Evil Within, and Dead Space (many of these are franchises). Horror will always have a place in my heart because of the many beautys it has. It might seem a bit taboo that I see horror movies as beautiful because it's suppose to be the exact opposite of beautiful, but I digress. Overall, the horror genre might seem a bit stale but just read long enough and I might convince you that there are more to horror movies than blood and guts.
  • Skunk Uzeki
    Published 2 years ago
    Top 10 Blogs & Websites for Horror Fans

    Top 10 Blogs & Websites for Horror Fans

    Horror is one of those genres that people get obsessed with, big time. You can usually tell a horror fan right off the bat, because they will be the ones who suggest you buy them creepy gifts or insist on talking about Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. More often than not, they are pretty obsessive about it.
  • Mr. Davis
    Published 2 years ago
    "Based on True Events" Is a Problem. Here's Why

    "Based on True Events" Is a Problem. Here's Why

    Think about some of the most common tropes in horror movies. You've got gore, sex, and all that fun stuff, but there is one trope that seems to be exploited.
  • Thomas Sebacher
    Published 2 years ago
    Horror of Lovecraft

    Horror of Lovecraft

    To begin any discussion of H. P. Lovecraft, one must begin with an analysis of the times in which he lived, the times where science seemed to explain everything, when human knowledge was expanding at the greatest rate that it possibly could. Paradoxically, there are many parallels between the time of H. P. Lovecraft and our own modern times. While it is important to understand that the times back then were filled with great scientific promise, it is also important to understand the scientific backdrop to which he writes. Most important to the writing and understanding of H. P. Lovecraft's fiction is the eugenics movement, as his disdain for people of "lesser races" becomes rather apparent in short stories such as The Street, and make an appearance in his novella, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, an allegory in itself warning against racial mixture. It is possible to separate his writing from this eugenics movement, but it is impractical.
  • Bill Burnett
    Published 2 years ago
    People Want to Take Religion Seriously

    People Want to Take Religion Seriously

    In the "there-are-no-atheists-in-foxholes" department, I recently rewatched William Friedkin's The Exorcist for perhaps the 12th time. I once again had my judgement confirmed that it is a great movie, one of the greatest, true to its convictions and willing to go where no movie before or since has gone. I mean, a young girl stabbing herself in the groin with a crucifix and yelling "Fuck her, Fuck her" and then pulling her own mother's face between her legs and saying "Lick me." Robert Mapplethorpe would have killed for such extreme performance art.
  • Carl Murray
    Published 2 years ago
    Dead Meat: A Fan's Review

    Dead Meat: A Fan's Review

    Dead Meat, also known as Dead Meat James, is a horror movie YouTube channel that is run by James A. Janisee with the help of his girlfriend who appears in videos, Chelsea Rebecca.
  • L.A Banks
    Published 2 years ago
    9 Horror Movie Sets That Experienced Real Hauntings

    9 Horror Movie Sets That Experienced Real Hauntings

    There’s something fun about watching a horror film. If you’re like me, you’ll probably view it from behind the nearest cushion/friend’s shoulder, but nonetheless, fear-factor aside, it’s always an exhilarating experience.
  • Daniel
    Published 2 years ago
    Quest Factory: The Clinic

    Quest Factory: The Clinic

    What’s up everyone? It's Dannis here covering the horrifying Clinic by Quest Factory. I have heard a few different things about this room, being that one: it is pretty scary, and two, it’s more of a walk through with a puzzle here and there. So I gave my team up to the demented doctor to find out what this place was all about. I just didn't think the doctor would take me too. However, before we get into the review, here are some details about the Clinic by Quest Factory.
  • Riley Raul Reese
    Published 2 years ago
    Creepy Gifts Every Horror Fan Would Love

    Creepy Gifts Every Horror Fan Would Love

    Horror fans are awesome people who typically have a fascination with the dark, the morbid, and to a point, the mysterious. They are great friends and can be the perfect pal for a movie suggestion, however, they've got one issue: gifts.
  • Alfred Taerz
    Published 2 years ago
    Top 10 YouTube Channels for Horror Fans

    Top 10 YouTube Channels for Horror Fans

    Horror isn't always the most praised or influential of genres, but there's plenty of fans dedicated to it in multiple ways. One of the best place to find all things horror is YouTube, which is chock full of varied channels bringing their own take on horror. Whether by uploading videos on unsolved mysteries, or having multiple playlists on many different driving themes, these YouTube channels for horror fans bring out the most sickening tales and dangerous secrets hidden in the dark.
  • Han Kemp
    Published 2 years ago
    Social Media: A New Medium for Horror