Clinging to Life, Doing Just Fine: Horror Cinema in the Modern Era

The horror genre is a curious one for many reasons. Its history has been rather topsy-turvy to put it gently, and in recent decades a number of different movements have taken the genre by storm. Slasher films came and went during the 1980s, torture porn cemented its place in the mid to late 2000s, found…

The Cabin in the Woods (2012) Review

Anyone who truly knows me knows about my admiration with horror films and everything else mysterious, scary, and gruesome.  Growing up, this form of entertainment was my first true love, and that love has continued as my cinematic palette has become more refined.  I crave, obsess about, and watch movies that Rotten Tomatoes has deemed…

Evil Dead (2013) Review

Around this time last year, Lionsgate released Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s meta-horror hit The Cabin in the Woods, which was, no doubt, one of the biggest, most pleasant surprises of the year.  Not since Wes Craven’s Scream had we seen a mainstream horror film proceed to lovingly deconstruct the genre, pointing out and making…