Reviews

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...

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...

Stephen King Horror-Thon: It: Chapter One (2017)

2017's It: Chapter One is a rare example of a horror remake that gets absolutely everything right-- the acting from it's child cast is...

Stephen King Horror-Thon: Carrie (2013)

Okay, I'm just going to come right out and say it: between the 1976 original and the 2013 adaptation, I prefer this one. That's not...

Stephen King Horror-Thon: The Mist (2007)

On the surface, The Mist had the makings of a run-of-the-mill creature flick. But while it certainly borrows some monster movie ingredients from the classics,...

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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...