Tamara (2006) is a movie I remember vividly on the racks at Hastings-I was about 11 or 12 and very interested in horror. The reason, I think, is because horror is a landscape for the imagination. Every kid loves fairytales-the more gruesome, the better; horror is an extension of that imaginative playground. Literally anything could... Continue Reading →
The Folkloresque as a Concept I love the folkloresque; this is when a movie or tv show/book, etc. uses a tale that feels like folklore but isn't based in anything that exists in folklore. It's a storytelling element using folklore examples to be creative and bring in a story/aspects of a story that have no... Continue Reading →
We as humans love the idea of an evil house, though in actuality, the only thing that could be evil between the mortar, brick, and glass is the people (or spirits) inside it. It's thought that spaces hold energy from what happened within its walls: a happy home stays that way while an unhappy one... Continue Reading →
The Skeleton Key (2005) is considered to be a B-movie that everyone forgot about but honestly, I love this one and have seen it way too many times to the point that I'll be dissecting it for meaning. It's my favorite bayou/hoodoo movie since they actually get the distinction right: "Voodoo is a religion. Hoodoo is magic."