Thoroughly Modern Monday – Let Me In (2010)

Remakes often earn a lot of justified criticism, but there is a real art to doing one correctly. Assuming the original film was a domestic production, it’s a must that the filmmakers change the story just enough to separate their version; for example, Vincent Vaughn’s Norman Bates voyeuristically masturbating to Anne Heche in Gus Van…

The Top 20 Horror (ish) Films of the Decade So Far

One of the biggest parts of a film journalist’s time is figuring out a top-ten or top-five list for the end of each year. Depending on what kind of publication you’re working for, you could be creating genre-specific lists or something more comprehensive. Even more interesting, although perhaps difficult, to think about is a list…

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…