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11 Best Horror Movies from the 1950s
The 1950s were a period of time where horror started to become a part of the consciousness of the American population. It wasn't quite something that was taken seriously as it would become in the 1960s, but it was still certainly fun. In this blog, I'll be talking about the best 11 horror movies from that beginning era. They're not entirely in order, except for the first one.
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.
The Black Corridor
Special Note: In writing this short book, it has come to our attention that three very significant events also fell along the historical timeline going into May Eve. Strictly speaking, they did not occur in mid-April. However, they are significant enough to merit.
The Winchester Mystery House and Other Mirrors
One of the house's 40 bedrooms, specifically the one where Sarah died. “She herself is a haunted house. She does not possess herself; her ancestors sometimes come and peer out of the windows of her eyes and that is very frightening.”—Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber
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.
'Happy Death Day'—A Movie Review
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Well, that sounds encouraging! But, didn’t I just hear those exact same words yesterday? And the day before? And a week ago? Something is strange! I have been repeating the same day over and over for a whole week now!
5 Horror Movies About Real Demons
Demons are a favorite creature for the horror genre. Ancient and eternal, they come in an infinite variety of forms, and most of the time they don't even need an explanation. Their very existence is all the threat you need to drive the story and create the proper amount of fear.
666 (Ch. 1)
The first story from my horror collection. I wrote this book four years ago. I tried to treat each short story as a novel in its own right; to make sure that the characters were believable, and not just two dimensional caricatures.
Creatures, Cryptids, and Legends of the States (Pt. 3)
Despite the states varying from size and population, some just don't have many urban legends or known cryptids, but each one still has their own version that locals talk about and visitors question.
Best Slasher Movies on Netflix
It is human nature to embrace the intrinsic feeling of manufactured fear. Obviously, nobody wants to go toe-to-toe with a real-life murderer (I mean, unless you're into that kind of stuff?), but watching some on-screen slashers is always a guaranteed way to get that blood flowing. Luckily, with the best slasher movies on Netflix, it's easier to get your adrenaline pumping like never before. With a wide variety of gruesome films, the flagship streaming service can be your go to for all things gory.
Clinton Road Fact or Fiction
Clinton Road located in West Milford, New Jersey is a legendary spot for paranormal thrill seekers and road trippers. With a little bit of research, you can find all of the stories that Clinton road has to offer, whether it be the phantom car that tries to run you off the road, the penny that mysteriously returns to the road after you throw it off the bridge, or the sightings of hybrid type animals running around. With all of the legends that surround this road, the question remains: is this truly a paranormal hot spot or is this road nothing more than just stories?
The Making of a Monster: Jason Voorhees
Friday the 13th is arguably one of the most iconic, well-known horror franchises ever created. The centerpiece for this franchise is, of course, Jason Voorhees - the king of all psycho killers. Though he had a slow start, only appearing in flashbacks and hallucinations in the original Friday the 13th (1980), he quickly became an icon as he slashed his way through film after film (there are currently 12, but who knows if they'll make more). But how did Jason go from an innocent kid who drowned in a lake to the subject of a collective pop culture nightmare?