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Godzilla (2014)

The Origins of Monster Horror

Monster Horror. Origins, Classics & Evolution Introductions! The origin of monster horror is central to who we are as a species. Monsters mirror the trials we face. Monsters challenge our fragile grip on the world....

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Goodnight Mommy (2014)

Monster Horror & The “Family Dynamic”

Defining Monster Horror Monster horror can be defined in two ways. An animal of terrifying shape, like the creature portrayed in the space horror Life (2017). Or, as one who wanders away from their normal...

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Creepshow (1982)

Comedy Horror: LOL! You’re Killing Me!

Comedy Horror Films – More than Just a Scary Clown  Does placing the word comedy in front of the word horror make sense? It does if you’re making a killer comedy horror film! Comedy horror...

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The Human Centipede (2009)

Gore Horror – Delightfully Disgusting!

The Perfect Recipe for Gore Horror! Horror films cover many genres. Within each genre, there should be plenty of scares, buckets of blood, or both, and of course, the completely unexpected moments that startle the...

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Friday the 13th (1980)

Slasher Horror Reigns Supreme!

The Infamous Slashers A handful of well-known names spring to mind when slasher horror films come up in conversation. It’s knives out!  There’s fan-favorite Michael Meyers. The asylum-escapee ruins Halloween (1978) for the town of...

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The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Hold it Steady! Found Footage Horror 

The Revival of Found Footage At the turn of the 21st Century, a brilliantly simple low-budget film was made. Three student filmmakers, searching for clues to an urban legend. Wandering in the Black Hills of...

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It (2017) Movie Screenshot