All posts by Jessica Gomez

F*CK, SCARE, KILL: An Autopsy of Teen Horror THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE

Welcome to F*ck, Scare, Kill, my brand new column! Once a month, I’ll be dissecting movies of the Teen Horror persuasion, which all follow a similar formula: teenagers scaring each other, having sex, and a kill-or-be killed mantra. Through in-depth...

by Jessica Gomez | May 22nd, 2020 | Categories: , | Tags: , , ,

The Horror of Motherhood: The Psychology Behind How Mothers Watch Horror Films

I was eight weeks pregnant when the week of Halloween arrived. My husband asked me what horror movies were on the docket, referring to the lineup of films I force him to watch with me from morning through night each Halloween. I avoided the question ...

by Jessica Gomez | May 09th, 2020 | Categories:

All Cheerleaders Die (2013) Review

When witchcraft meets vengeful cheerleaders, the results are murderous. All Cheerleaders Die was directed by Lucky McKee (May, The Woods, The Woman) & Chris Sivertson (The Lost) and stars Sidney Allison (from Headgame), Caitlin Stacey (from Fea...

by Jessica Gomez | May 06th, 2020 | Categories: , | Tags: , , ,

1BR (2019) Review

It's about a young woman trying to start anew in LA, but her neighbors are not what they seem. 1BR was directed by David Marmor and stars Nicole Brydon Bloom, Alan Blumenfeld (from The Dark Side of the Moon), Naomi Grossman (from The Lurke...

by Jessica Gomez | April 24th, 2020 | Categories: , | Tags: , ,

Interview with Scream Queen Felissa Rose

First making a name for herself as the shy Angela harboring heavy secrets in the cult classic Sleepaway Camp, Felissa Rose has gone on to become a horror icon. After chatting with Felissa, it’s easy to see why she’s universally beloved. We talked...

by Jessica Gomez | April 11th, 2020 | Categories:

CURSED FILMS Proves That Evil Lives Among Us

Shudder’s five-part documentary series Cursed Films was set to premiere at SXSW last month, but since all major events were canceled in the month of March, the release moved to digital on the Shudder app, and I was able to watch the first episode f...

by Jessica Gomez | April 06th, 2020 | Categories:

Rootwood (2018) Review

It’s about filmmakers who find themselves hunted by the Wooden Devil while creating a documentary about missing persons in a secluded forest. Rootwood was directed by Marcel Walz (who also directed Blood Feast) and stars Tyler Gallant (from Al...

by Jessica Gomez | March 29th, 2020 | Categories: , | Tags: , , ,

Body at Brighton Rock (2019) Review

It’s about a green park ranger that loses her way in the forest, and is forced to bare the woods overnight while she waits for help. Body at Brighton Rock was directed by Roxanne Benjamin (who also directed Southbound and XX) and stars Karin...

by Jessica Gomez | March 19th, 2020 | Categories: , | Tags: , , ,

A Brief Look at Modern Queer Horror

Gay cinema has been around as long as film has existed, whether or not it was publicly recognized as such. Only in the last decade has gay marriage become legal, but it’s clear while watching films from the likes of gay filmmakers such as James Wha...

by Jessica Gomez | March 07th, 2020 | Categories:

The Lodge (2019) Review

It's about two siblings spending the night alone with their new stepmother. Stuck in a remote mountain cabin, the trio are terrorized by a seemingly supernatural force. The Lodge was directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (who also dire...

by Jessica Gomez | February 27th, 2020 | Categories: , | Tags: , ,

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