All posts by Brian B.

The Best Portrayals of Satan in Horror

At least in Judeo-Christian societies, there might not be a bigger bad than Satan himself. According to Christianity, and to a bit lesser extent, Judaism, Satan is more-or-less the arch nemesis of God. Islam too features a Satan-like figure in Iblis....

by Brian B. | July 28th, 2020 | Categories:

Six Cliche Horror Movie Victims

In my last article, I talked about common horror film clichés and how they can ruin the movie experience. This time around, I’d like to take a look at some common horror film victims. Sometimes, these victims are cliché and they can ruin or weake...

by Brian B. | June 30th, 2020 | Categories:

Four Horror Film Cliches I Cant Stand

Clichés are, well… cliché. While there’s often a good reason behind including one cliché or another, they simply get overdone. This is especially true if the creative team is a bit lacking. Admittedly, given that hundreds of thousands of mo...

by Brian B. | June 20th, 2020 | Categories:

What We Lost: How CGI Hurt Horror

Movies from any given decade tend to have their own feel. There’s a difference between a 1990’s sci-fi flick like the 5th element and the Star Wars sequels that came out these past few years. The same’s true for horror films. Many of the mos...

by Brian B. | June 07th, 2020 | Categories:

Faith and Terror: How Religion Impacts Horror Films

Faith is uplifting and reassuring, right? With God (or Gods), there’s often an afterlife. And if you’re a decent person, even if you meet your grizzly end on Earth, you can enjoy a wonderful afterlife. Page through the Bible and other religious t...

by Brian B. | May 29th, 2020 | Categories:

Examining The Invisible Man's Twisted Ending (Spoilers)

Science Fiction writers have an eerie way of predicting the future and portraying our worst tendencies. Take H.G. Wells The Invisible Man. In both the classic story and the 2020 The Invisible Man remake, the ability to turn invisible (and thus anony...

by Brian B. | May 17th, 2020 | Categories:

The Top 5 Pandemic Horror Flicks You Need to Watch Right Now

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically reshaped life in the United States and across the world. Many people are sitting at home, sometimes under orders from the government, sometimes in an effort to self-isolate. For better or worse, a lot of us h...

by Brian B. | May 14th, 2020 | Categories:

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