When the film “Rocky Horror Picture Show” was released in 1975, there was no way the directors, producers, or even viewers would understand the impact it would have on the LGBTQ+ community throughout the years.
The story progresses in all the right ways, and it entails nonstop zombie action. It is also important to note that with the essence of 1980’s horror comes dated special effects.
Filmed in Sudbury, Massachusetts, the movie is subtle. Cursory comparisons to Father Karras kept jumping to mind. “The Unholy” is not gory; it is scary. Well-placed demons, a few stylized screen effects, and “The Grudge-style” motion graphics tell the story without being overdone.
While we have instances where horror films depict fully formed queer characters and get representation right, those occurrences are few and far between. In my opinion, it’s getting better with several films over the last several years giving us a collection of prolific characters and themes.
“American Horror Story” Season 10 will introduce Macaulay Culkin and 19-year-old supermodel Kaia Gerber. Additionally, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will re-appear after taking a break for a season.
This understated 2015 flick is a horror film that’s surprisingly sympathetic to mental health, finding its onset of fear not in Wyatt’s illness itself, but in the consequences that affect him and his friendship.
The summer is heating up! And, with the warmth of July upon us, it may be best to stay in the air-conditioning and give yourself a chill with one of these scary movies!