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Tuesday, October 1 2013

The 10 Most Intriguing Origin Stories in Horror

Every horrific fright fiend or salacious serial killer had to get their start somewhere. Here are our favorite origin stories for some of the greatest ghouls ever to grace a scary movie or TV series.


Friday, September 13 2013

Horror, the James Wan Way

The reason movies like Insidious, The Conjuring, and now Insidious: Chapter 2 function as effective frightmares is because Wan understands what gets under our skin.


Thursday, September 5 2013

Every Era Gets the Monster It Needs, and Ours Is the Era of the Zombie

The images of humans imprisoning themselves in The Walking Dead speak poignantly about a world in which walls seem like an answer to the threat of those masses of bodies on the other side.


Sunday, August 25 2013

A Stranger in a Strange Land Considers ‘The Humans’

A dangerous-to-humankind alien finds the poetry of Emily Dickinson to be quite wonderful, enjoys the arty beauty of the Talking Heads’ second album, and develops a love for really crunchy peanut butter.


Thursday, June 20 2013

Murkiness, Creepy Comics in ‘Montague Terrace’

Those paying rent at Montague Terrace tend toward paranoia, hallucinations, and occasional nastiness.


Wednesday, May 29 2013

New York City-Sourced Chaos in Graphic Novel ‘Strange Attractors’

Instability underpins this maps-and-Manhattan-centric graphic novel from Charles Soule.


Wednesday, May 8 2013

Comics Creator Matt Kindt’s ‘Fine Art’

Each page that comics creator Matt Kindt produces is marked by an ability to communicate nostalgia that is immediate and striking.


Wednesday, April 24 2013

Why Rob Zombie Is the Quentin Tarantino of Horror

The rocker turned filmmaker is just as genuine, and just as good, as his Oscar winning counterpart and for many of the same cinematic reasons.


Wednesday, January 30 2013

The Beatification of Philip K. Dick

Fueled by his science fiction work, by his mystical aura and his growing legend, the cult of Philip K. Dick continues to expand.


Thursday, November 1 2012

Ten Horrific Movie Scenes for Post-Halloween

Since truth is invariably stranger -- and scarier -- than fiction, some of cinema's most unnerving scenes come from movies not found in the Horror section.


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