- What Stanley Kubrick Got Wrong About The Shining
- Face Off: Leprechaun in Space Vs. Jason X
- 15 French Horror Films You Won’t Forget In A Hurry
- How Horror Films Continue to Insult Women Through the Final Girl Trope
- All Hallow’s Read: Scary Picks For 2013
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Often considered a masterpiece, Stanley Kubrick’s loose adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining has always been a controversial topic. For King fans (and King himself) it is a million miles from the source material. This article from The Salon explores the flaws of the movie, along with the genius of both director and author.
When a franchise gets a little musty, there’s only one thing to do: Set the next movie in space. Hellraiser: Bloodline, Critters 4, and erm… Emmanuelle: First Contact? Anyway, this article over at Arrow in the Head looks at two franchises which left behind this wondrous planet of ours and took to the stars. Not only does it look at Leprechaun in Space and Jason X; it pits them against one another in a battle to the death, or something like that.
You can say what you like about our French cousins (you can’t really; it’s rude and frowned upon) but they have a certain je ne sais quoi when it comes to making great horror films. Here, What Culture looks at fifteen of the best horror films to come out of France. Magnifique!
The Final Girl is a well-worn trope in horror, but do you see them as a powerful female character or a misogynist’s wet-dream? In this article, Sound on Sight looks at how this seemingly harmless device could be considered insulting.
It’s October, which can only mean one thing. Yes, a few weeks from now, strange children will be knocking your door dressed as spiders and little witches, begging for sweets in exchange for not setting fire to your house. Expect a lot of great articles between now and then, but in the meantime, Tor have come up with a list of great reads to get you in the mood for Halloween.
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