2010s Fear & Now Horror-thon

Oculus (2013): A Mirror Reflection of Childhood Trauma and False Memories

Like many of its Blumhouse peers released around the same time (such as Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister), Oculus feels like another...

Resolution (2012): Drug Addiction, Rural Marginalization, the Pressures of Constructing a Narrative Identity

"I think it wants a story with an ending." Resolution is the third film on this list that I’ve...

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2011): Academic Elitism and the Casualties of Class Consciousness

If asked to describe Tucker and Dale vs Evil in broad terms, I'd call it a subversive take on classic 1970s slasher...

I Saw the Devil (2010): Avoidance Coping and The Dangers of Gazing into the Abyss

I reviewed I Saw the Devil back in 2014 for my Indie Horror-thon, my very first horror review marathon during which I...

Black Swan (2010): The Male Gaze, Toxic Mother Figures, and The Pursuit of Perfection

What would you sacrifice in the quest for perfection? This is a central concept posed by Black Swan, a film by Darren...

The 31-Day 2010s Fear & Now Horror-Thon

Once again, October has arrived and so marks Horror Theory's 31-day horror marathon. This year's theme, if you couldn't surmise from the...

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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...