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Tag Archives: Horror
I’ve got to be honest: it’s been so long since I read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that I can’t actually remember what happens in the novella as opposed to what’s been reconstituted in the myriad adaptations I’ve consumed since. There’s some … Continue reading
My supervisor was an occasional advocate of “pugilistic” critical writing, where you basically take on the erroneous critic and point out where they’ve gone wrong in their wrong-headed praise/dismissal of whatever rubbish/brilliant artwork you’re talking about. In the case of Crimson … Continue reading
You think that you’ve seen this film. It’s the one where a pretty young woman becomes the target of a demonic force that stalks her and her friends before eventually being confronted and defeated once its secret origin is revealed. … Continue reading
This slickly-produced Showtime series returns to the well of modern horror: Dracula. We get an assemblage of second-stringer horrific creations of the Victorian Era bodged together in a kind of revisionist take on the events of Bram Stoker’s novel. It’s … Continue reading
I won’t pretend to real expert knowledge on the origins of the Slasher, but it would appear to rise to prominence in the 1980s with the Friday the 13th  and Halloween  sequences. It is tempting to see it as a … Continue reading
Spoilers ahoy. Go read the short story, and then come back here. Trust me, just do it.