Jan 19, 2018
Television in the 1950's created a unique cultural phenomenon: a late-night show that played horror movies...aimed at kids!
The Creature Feature show and the Horror Host tradition are kept alive by a new wave of horror hosts. They do their shows by any means necessary, even without any corporate backing.
Jan 10, 2018
2017 was a very good year for horror, and in this episode I talk about some of my favorite horror films of the year.
They run the gamut from slow burns to monsters to ghosts to bloody terrifying.
There were so many first-time directors who made amazing films that I’m hopeful that this may be the start of a new...
Dec 24, 2017
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is possibly the most popular ghost story in the English language.
It may seem weird that Christmas has a famous ghost story, but the reality is that Christmas ghost stories were a tradition in Victorian England.
I think the Christmas Ghost Story needs to make a comeback, and so I'm...
Dec 15, 2017
Some horror movies don't play fair.
We go to horror movies to feel the exhilaration of being scared, and to experience our fears from a safe distance.
But, some horror movies aren't interested in sending you back into the world like nothing happened. Some movies want you to feel like you got punched in the gut after...
Dec 4, 2017
How does it make you feel when somebody stares at you?
An unflinching stare. Angry? Scared? Anxious? All of the above? How about when said eyes belong to a doll? Depends on the doll, really. If it’s obviously fake, then it’s not a problem, but what if it’s really life-like?
The “uncanny valley” is a...