Synopsis "There is nothing else in this world / like realizing / you’re going to live / and not being sure / you can." From Claire C. Holland, a timely collection of poetry that follows the final girl of slasher cinema — the girl who survives until the end — on a journey of retribution … Continue reading Creepy Reads: I Am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland
In honor of Donald Pleasence's birthday, I present to you last year's ranking of the films of the Halloween franchise. With the new movie coming out two weeks from today, I'm cautiously optimistic that I'll have a new #3 or even #2 for this list. Until then, let us enjoy the slashing and pay tribute … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Donald Pleasence: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise
The most wonderful day of the year is finally here, fiends! I hope you have a spooky day and find zero toothbrushes in your trick-or-treat bag. Unfortunately, today is also the final day of our 31 Days of Halloween Horrorthon. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have, and I thank you very … Continue reading HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
I take my Halloween horror marathons very seriously. I take as much time off work as possible, and I usually start my spreadsheet planning in August (though I'm a little behind this year). I'll write all about this year's week-long marathon starting tomorrow and talk a bit about how I plan it out — don't … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween: 24-Hour Horrorthon
Happy anniversary to one of my favorite horror movies! Halloween III: Season of the Witch was released on this date in 1982. Written and directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, this is the only movie in the franchise that does not feature Michael Myers (though he does make a cameo appearance — we briefly see Halloween … Continue reading Celebrating Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Today is a high holy day for slasher fans, dearest fiends: Friday the 13th of October. A lot of you will probably be getting your Jason on today – please let me know in the comments how you're celebrating! I will probably watch the original, which emerged victorious in this year's Summer Camp Slasher Movie … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Jason Voorhees!
In addition to being one of the finest horror films ever made, Halloween also introduced the world to one of the most enduring horror characters of all time: Michael Myers. Silent, relentless, and remorseless, Michael Myers is the boogeyman who lurks in dark corners and underneath beds, waiting with inhuman patience to make you his … Continue reading It Was the Boogeyman: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise