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How Dystopian Horror Helps Us Find Our Humanity Again

How Dystopian Horror Helps Us Find Our Humanity Again

While we’ve always consumed massive amounts of media from the comfort of our living rooms, in the spring of 2020, watching from home became the only option. A life-threatening pandemic was raging just outside, and tastes leaned towards lush, comforting television shows that tranquilized people into believing everything was going to be all right: “Bridgerton,” “The Queen’s Gambit” and “The Great British Baking Show” broke records for Netflix and won unexpected fans. But, we live in a noisy, distracting world, ...

Why horror is the genre that will define 2021

Why horror is the genre that will define 2021

From a siege of the United States Capitol to a presidential impeachment trial for inciting an insurrection to growing no-fly lists, many of the defining events from the first few weeks of 2021 could be lifted straight from a horror movie. It’s a foreboding, anxiety-ridden—and frankly, horrifying—atmosphere that lends itself to the genre.  Historically, horror movies have provided astute social and political commentary and helped us make sense of what scares us in real-time. For example, many critics claim that ...

The Book of Saw Unveils Its Next Chapter: Spiral, Starring Chris Rock

The Book of Saw Unveils Its Next Chapter: Spiral, Starring Chris Rock

When famed comedian Chris Rock first mentioned that he had an interesting take on the Saw franchise, like many, we were skeptical. But the horror genre’s resurgence back into the critical limelight over the past few years has put Lionsgate’s latest entry into the now-infamous Jigsaw franchise firmly back on our radar. Much like Wes Craven‘s Scream back in the 90s (yes…we’re old…) single-handedly breathed life back into the slasher genre, there’s an argument to be made that the original ...

Resident Evil 8 is called Resident Evil Village: Here’s everything we know

Resident Evil 8 is called Resident Evil Village: Here’s everything we know

Resident Evil Village, or Resident Evil 8 to its friends, will have a May 7 release date. And following the recent Resident Evil Village showcase we now have some more details on what’s going on. Ethan’s back, and heading to what looks like Romania to try and rescue his daughter from the giant vampire lady we now know is called Lady Dimitrescu. For more details on that, and everything else, read on for everything we currently know about Resident Evil ...