Stephen King Horror-thon

Stephen King Horror-Thon: Pet Sematary (1989)

In 1989, Pet Sematary made horror movie history, as the first Stephen King horror adaptation to be directed by a woman (Mary Lambert). And...

Stephen King Horror-Thon: Creepshow 2 (1987)

The general consensus from horror fans and critics is that Creepshow 2 pales in comparison to the original. Fair enough, but there are enough...

Stephen King Horror-Thon: Silver Bullet (1985)

In 1985, Stephen King's tenth film adaptation-- and one of his most derivative at that point-- was released. And while it pales in comparison...

Stephen King Horror-Thon: Cat’s Eye (1985)

Stephen King's extensive bibliography of short stories is a goldmine for potential horror anthology films. So it should come as no surprise that 11...

Stephen King Horror-Thon: Children of the Corn (1984)

In case Stephen King didn't make it clear with Carrie, the Maine-based author doesn't care much for small-town religious fundamentalism. With the release of...

Stephen King Horror-Thon: Christine (1983)

She's the Devil Incarnate. She's Christine. Body by Plymouth. Soul by Satan. You can't beat that tag line. I mean... come on. Released in 1983, the...

Stephen King Horror-Thon: The Dead Zone (1983)

1983 saw the release of three different Stephen King cinematic adaptations. Sandwiched between one movie about a rampaging killer St. Bernard dog and another...

Stephen King Horror-Thon: Cujo (1983)

By 1983, Stephen King film adaptations covered a coming-of-age revenge story (Carrie), a psychological haunted house/possession story (The Shining), and campy horror anthology (Creepshow)....

Stephen King Horror-Thon: Creepshow (1982)

In retrospect, Creepshow seems like a collaborative project that almost seems too good to be true. Two kings of horror, George A Romero and...

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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...