Barry Falls Jr

Barry was the managing editor of his university newspaper before contributing as a freelance content creator for Yahoo News and Esquire. He founded Horror Theory in 2014 to analyze horror films through a sociological lens.
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WATCH: Horror Trailer for Netflix’s First Norwegian Original Film Releasing Just in Time for Halloween

On Tuesday, Netflix dropped the trailer for Cadaver, their first original Norwegian film, heading to the streaming platform October 22, 2020. The...

‘Antebellum’ Filmmakers Used the Lenses From ‘Gone With the Wind’ to Correct the 1939 Film’s Portrayal of American Slavery

Antebellum, which follows a young woman who must survive and escape a Southern slave plantation, is coming at a time of civil...

Jason Blum: I Decided I Wanted to Be Involved In Art Everybody Could Understand

American film and television producer Jason Blum has remained one of the most controversial figures in the industry since founding Blumhouse Productions,...

WATCH: Mind-Bending Trailer for Synchronic, The New Sci-Fi Horror Film from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

Legendary indie filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution, Spring, The Endless) released the trailer for their newest sci-fi horror film Synchronic,...

Did You Know: The Disturbia Release Prompted Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, and Steven Spielberg in 2008?

It's been 13 years since the release of the 2007 teen horror thriller Disturbia, which starred Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Sarah Roemer...

Critically Panned but Spooky as Hell ‘Ghost Ship’ Releasing on Collectors Edition Blu Ray

Fans of the 2002 ghostly marine film Ghost Ship can look forward to a collectors edition blu ray releasing September 29, 2020...

Come To Daddy director Ant Timpson Was Inspired By His Father’s Passing

Before the pandemic closed movie theaters around the world, Come to Daddy was released in February 2020 to applause from critics and...

Rob Zombie Shares Memories of Sid Haig on Year Anniversary of Passing

It's been one year since the passing of the great Sid Haig, actor, film producer, and musician who starred as Captain Spaulding...

The Masque Of The Red Death, A Colorful Symphony of the Macabre, Releases on Blu Ray

"One of the best and most ambitious of the Roger Corman Edgar Allan Poe series," according to TV Guide, The Masque Of...

New Synchronic Film Poster from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead Is a Work of Art

In 2014, Horror Theory called Resolution one of the greatest indie horror films of all time. And as we head into our...

Stephen King Horror-Thon: 1922 (2017)

"In the end, we all get caught." Here, we've arrived at the most recent cinematic of adaptation of Stephen King's work, 1922, released in 2017--...

Stephen King Horror-Thon: Gerald’s Game (2017)

"The people who were supposed to protect you from the monsters turned out to be monsters themselves." Gerald's Game was adapted from Stephen King's 1992...

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Green Room (2015): The Festering Ultra-Violent Rage of ‘Angry White Males’ in Pre-Tr*mp America

It probably is not a coincidence that, in 2016, A24 released their horror-thriller masterpiece Green Room the same month that Republican presidential...

The Invitation (2015): The Spiritual Philosophy of Bereavement and the Cult of Social Civility

Tonight is the night our faith becomes real, reads the tagline for The Invitation, the psychological horror thriller that chronicles the dinner...

We Are Still Here (2015): The Supernatural Dread of Denial, Grief, and Rural Isolationism

There’s a reason why haunted-house films are such a welcomed mainstay in the horror genre. The house as a safe space and...

The Witch (2015): The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Puritan Moral Panic and Patriarchal Family Dynamics

The 2010s marked a notable resurgence of religious themes and imagery in horror film. Perhaps most faithful to theological folklore was 2015’s...