Horror on Screen

Scientific Adviser From ‘Contagion’ Says The Movie Was A Warning

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, the 2011 pandemic movie “Contagion” has recaptured the public’s interest. Now, a health expert consulted for the film says parts of the movie’s plot should’ve served as a warning about future outbreaks. The film has been praised by some in the scientific community ― then and now ― for being accurate, albeit extreme. The plot follows the fictional MEV-1 virus, which was rapidly transmitted to people around the world as authorities ...

Best Horror Movies of the 2010s

The horror movie genre had something of a renaissance in the past decade, with psychological thrillers sending viewers to the movies in droves. And some of the best horror movies of the 2010s didn’t focus on shocking creatures or bloodshed. As you can see on our list, many went totally different routes and still managed to scare the living daylights out of viewers.    Bone Tomahawk (2015) The western and horror genres don’t often mix, which makes Bone Tomahawk a ...

The Twisted Romances of Horror Movie History

They say love can make you crazy. It may indeed be true, to a degree, especially when it comes to horror movies. The genre is more closely linked with romance than you might think. In fact, many horror classics either begin as love stories or develop into romances as the plot progresses.  There’s a fine line between falling deeply in love with someone you would sacrifice anything for, and slipping into madness because you don’t know how to live without ...

Why Does No One In Horror Movies Believe The Female Protagonist?

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/HuffPost; Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures Warning: This post contains spoilers for “The Invisible Man.” There’s a horror-movie trope that drives me nuts, and I need to talk about it. Here goes: No one believes the protagonist being haunted, stalked and/or unnerved until it’s too late. The doubters almost always die or turn out to be the villains perpetuating the terror, making their disbelief an annoying contrivance. And yet horror movies are obsessed with this dynamic, even reliant ...