2006 was a special times riddled with fears of 6/6/06.
On the First Transfiguration of Christmas: Jack Frost (1997) & The Gingerdead Man (2005)
At some point in time, there was the idea to bring unhinged main characters who get turned into Christmas objects and in their new forms, begin their homicidal rage anew. I feel like on some level, this is directly influenced by the Chucky movies and what I call dark carnival concept of childhood; this is... Continue Reading →
Tamara (2005) & The Devil as a Young Woman
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 →
Ginger Snaps (2000) & Puberty Politics
Boys will no longer be boys-they'll be chew toys.
The Folkloresque in The Ritual (2017)
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 →
Mystery Houses of Horror
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 →
Valentine (2001) Commentary & The Demonization of Paige
Some thoughts on the 2001 slasher, Valentine...
The Skeleton Key: Crimes of Opportunity & Reclamation
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."