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Flowers In The Attic, A Review

The 1979 novel “Flowers in the Attic” is one of those books that people either love or mock, and I, the obnoxious fence-sitter, cannot even begin to pick a side there. I guess, I enjoy it? I’m not planning to throw out my copy of it any time soon. But, I also agree with a lot of the criticisms people have of it.

horror movies

Gremlins And The PG-13 Rating

The critics demanding an X rating for “The Exorcist” (1973) were being a little unfair. It’s pretty solidly an R-rated movie. However, it’s also fair to say that the gap between the PG rating and the R rating left a lot to be desired. It’s a little odd that “Jaws” (1975) received the same rating as “Meet Me in St Louis” (1944), for instance.

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Living Dolls in Horror

The old trope of creepy dolls can be traced back centuries, but where did it start when it comes to horror?

Hunted

Hunted

Hunted: A Poem By Iscah Agas The light glows blue at the doorstep of antiquity The silver sky turns orange in a moment of serenity I’m here alone with the curtains drawn so secretly For… Read More »Hunted

Movie Ratings

Age Ratings Part 2

In practice, the X rating was such a mess, especially in those early days, that I’m not exactly going to blame anyone for fighting against it. Especially since a lot of the arguments for making the movie X rated were pretty unfair.

The Exorcist

Age Ratings and The Exorcist Part 1

As someone who spent my early adulthood watching NC-17 horror movies (mostly thanks to Rob Zombie), it’s very interesting to look back at the controversy surrounding The Exorcist (1973).

Sixth Sense

The Emotional Weight of The Sixth Sense

I think pigeonholing The Sixth Sense as that movie where the guy was dead all along is kind of unfair. Yes, this is how the movie ends. However, that’s not really what the movie is about; not in the way that The Village is really about its twist ending. I honestly think the ending is the least interesting part of the Sixth Sense.

Warewolf Trials

Werewolf Trials

Articles about the Werewolf Trials in Europe are often compared to the Salem Witch Trials. This makes some sense. While there are certainly differences, there are a number of similarities.