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LIZZIE: A Punk-Rock Musical About The Infamous Lizzie Borden

One humid morning in 1892, a prominent businessman named Andrew Jackson Borden and his wife Sarah Anthony Borden were brutally axed to death in their home. Their young daughter, Lizzie, was the prime suspect in their deaths and the trial became a nationwide media sensation. Over a century later, Lizzie Borden remains one of the […]

Films 

Still STEPFORD After All These Years

Before BLACK MIRROR turned us into masochists hellbent on letting a science-fiction show emotionally gut us with every episode, there was a cultural juggernaut, and iconic slice of Americana, THE TWILIGHT ZONE. One episode in particular, “The Number 12 Looks Just Like You” still serves as my favorite. To give you an idea of the premise, […]

Music 

F**K POLITENESS: The Revolution of MY FAVORITE MURDER

As a life-long fan of professional wrestling and horror movies, I always felt like the odd-girl out in my peer groups. As I got older, my tastes grew even further away from what was expected, and a sense of isolation began bubbling bigger and bigger. Luckily, the horror and film community took to the internet […]

Films 

Plight Of The Platinum: The Impact of Blonde Women in Classic Horror on Society

“Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.” — Alfred Hitchcock To be a person of virtue, one must possess the characteristics of being morally just and kind-hearted. It’s easy to determine whether or not a person is virtuous based on interactions with them, but to be able […]

Films 

You Are What You Eat: Food in Horror Cinema

Horror films exploit the things we fear not only by the use of the horrifying creatures of our imaginations, but also at the most basic levels. Everyday occurrences that we often see as meaningless activities are quickly turned into something only our nightmares would think to torture us with. JAWS made us fear the beach […]

Films Music 

Why All Horror Filmmakers Should Take A Note From Rob Zombie

Being a fan of Rob Zombie’s filmmaking can be infuriating at times, and incredibly difficult. This is the man who remade HALLOWEEN, an untouchable, beloved masterpiece and gave Laurie Strode white-girl dreads in the sequel. This is the man who crowd funded his film 31, only for many critics to call it the worst film […]

Films 

The Horror Of The Second City’s Cinematic Representation

There’s nothing quite like growing up in Chicago. Midwest charm and gorgeous lakefronts nestle what is still one of the most populous and bustling cities in the entire world. It’s a city of diverse people filled with endless amounts of pride, and quite possibly the greatest food ever cooked. Chicago is my home, my heart, […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Scares & Sexuality: An Exploration of IT FOLLOWS

IT FOLLOWS just hit Netflix Instant watch, which means for many people, this will be the first time they get to experience one of the most effective horror films of the modern era. IT FOLLOWS tells the story of a girl named Jay (Maika Monroe), who after having sex with a prospective boyfriend named Hugh (Jake Weary), […]

Films 

1428 Elm Street, Springwood, OH: A Pilgrimage To The NIGHTMARE House

Four years after my mother graduated high school, she and one of her closest girlfriends caught a late-night screening of a new horror film that had just hit theaters: Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. The two girls screamed in their seats, absolutely freaked out, and then had to walk home together in the […]

Music TV 

The Pastel Nightmare of Melanie Martinez’s ‘CRY BABY’

Before she was old enough to vote, Martinez was a contestant on THE VOICE, and placed in the Top 6. Two of the studio versions of her songs cracked the Top 10 on iTunes, due in large part to her ability to modify popular songs into an ambient and somewhat uncomfortable sound. Martinez’s voice has […]

Real Life Scares 

8 Terrifying, True Christmas Murders

The yuletide season is supposed to be one filled with peace on earth, good will towards men, and a celebration of joy. With empty pockets trying to pay for expected commercialized happiness, exhaustion from the rest of the year weighing heavy, and depressing weather surrounding the season; for many people, Christmas is the worst time […]

Films 

ELVES (1989): A Terrible Movie That’s Perfect For This Terrible F’ing Year

2016 has been a proverbial shit show. Cherished celebrities left the mortal plane, 14,000 people voted for a dead gorilla for President of the United States, mass shootings are on the unfortunate up rise, and horrible bigots are finding empowerment and growing stronger than they have in decades. More than ever, people are looking to […]

Films 

We Should Have Seen It Coming: The Reveal of Pamela Voorhees In FRIDAY THE 13TH

Before everyone’s favorite hockey mask wearing mutant son began terrorizing Camp Crystal Lake, his Mommy Dearest was the original slayer of sinful counselors. The cable knit sweater wearing killer was a mother scorned, hoping to avenge the unnecessary death of her precious son Jason. Pamela Voorhees was dealt a rather difficult hand. Enduring a pregnancy at the […]