Fridging = Lazy Writing

(aka Ask Me How I Really Feel About Misogyny in Fiction) The Killing Joke, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland, was a poignant reminder of how much horror has changed since The Killing Joke was released in 1988 and how much horror still needs to change. If you’ve never heard of “fridging,” […]

Se7en: The Ultimate Bro-mance

Se7en (1995) written by Andrew Kevin Walker and directed by David Fincher, featured an all-star cast including Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kevin Spacey. Some horror buffs consider Se7en to be one of the best genre movies of all time and are still up in arms that the movie never took home any […]

Charles Mansion: The Horror of Mind Control

If you stopped the average person on the street, told them you were Jesus, a race war was coming, you’d need to live in a big dark hole, and oh by the way, go out and murder, the last thing that person would do is actually listen to you. So how in the world did […]

The Sculptor by Gina Fava

  Or “Why All Authors Need a Good Editor” (Also why is the only book on our list by a female author so technically terrible that it hurt me to read it?) This book should have been over in Chapter 1.  It’s not often that I come right out of the gate on a book […]

Psycho by Robert Bloch: Motif of Light & Darkness

“I think perhaps all of us go a little crazy at times.” The first time I watched Psycho, I was in college, and I’ll never forget the infamous shower scene. That handful of seconds is scorched into my memory in stark black and white. So perhaps that the filter that I unconsciously brought into Robert […]