holiday horror

Fall is my favorite, but there's no denying the magic of cooler weather, longer nights, and Christmastime. Although it's full of all kinds of wonderful festivities, the most wonderful time of the year has always had it's dark side. And if you're like me, you can only handle so many shopping sprees, sugar cookies and caroling neighbors before you start to lose it...

horror westerns

It doesn't happen often, but when the western genre is given the freedom to indulge in truly horrific and violent storytelling, something interesting happens. In the rare instances where horror and western cross paths, there is always potential for something new and possibly more meaningful...

spooky podcasts

I've found that my favorite podcasts are the ones that tell stories. These tales are the audio equivalent of curling up with a good book, and spooky season is the perfect time to explore these campfire stories for the digital age...

halloween

If you're a serious horror fan like myself you watch scary stuff all year long, but October viewing is special. It's when you break away from "serious" critique and just watch your favorites. Nostalgic settings, gore fests, guilty pleasures, cliches and classics all have their place at this time of year...

sinister summer

Despite the oppressive heat, summer does have an undeniable spirit of freedom, and vacation is a big a part of that. When it comes to vacation in America, the possibilities are virtually endless. Adventure can be found in the great outdoors, the city, the small town, and abroad. But adventure goes hand in hand with danger, and you can never be too sure that you won't encounter a little of both while vacationing...

women in horror

I am a horror nerd, and also a woman. I have loved scary, bloody and spooky stuff pretty much as long as I can remember. Growing up, I never paid much attention to gender representation in my favorite genre, I just loved it because I loved it. I'm in my thirties now, more sensitive to and analytic of the storytelling I see in the world...

winter horror

The end of the Christmas season can be a bit depressing. It all starts with the beginning of fall and the anticipation of all the holidays to come. But once the ball has dropped and we've entered a new year, it's all over and there's not much to look forward to for awhile. My winter list is a set of films to match your desolate mood and remind you that you actually might not have it so bad, afterall...