All posts by Jessica Gomez

F*CK, SCARE, KILL: An Autopsy of Teen Horror THE CRAFT

A Monthly Column Dissecting Teen Horror Favorites Andrew Fleming’s quintessential nineties witchcraft film The Craft remains one of the most iconic horror movies ever made, despite its low death count. Ahead of its time for addressing real issue...

by Jessica Gomez | July 07th, 2020 | Categories: , | Tags: , ,

The Innocents (1961) Review

A governess is sent to care for two orphans, and she begins to unravel as she experiences supernatural phenomena. The Innocents was directed by Jack Clayton and stars Deborah Kerr (from Eye Of The Devil), Michael Redgrave (from Dr. Jekyll And ...

by Jessica Gomez | June 26th, 2020 | Categories: , | Tags: , , , ,

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

A brief analysis of the Black community’s history and the resulting impact in horror film. “Black people have always loved horror - but horror has not always loved us.” A heartbreaking opening line. I would soon learn how unbelievably true i...

by Jessica Gomez | June 12th, 2020 | Categories: , | Tags:

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Review

A father and son coroner team must work against the clock to uncover the mystery of what happened to Jane Doe. The Autopsy of Jane Doe was directed by Andre Øvredal (Troll Hunter, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark) and stars Emile Hirsch (...

by Jessica Gomez | June 04th, 2020 | Categories: , | Tags: , , ,

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:

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