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31 Days of Halloween

31 Days of Halloween — Day 27, Such Links to Show You

October is almost over, which means it’s nearly time to say goodbye to our annual horror series, 31 Days of Halloween. As we round up this year’s posts, here’s a quick look at some horror-related writings around the web.

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31 Days of Halloween

31 Days of Halloween — Day 20, Possessed Pregnancies

It’s not hard to understand how pregnancy can be a source of angst and dread. Even in wanted pregnancies, there are very real fears, from the healthy development of the fetus to the specter of maternal and/or fetal death. Women are bombarded with warnings, directions, and horror stories full of “what ifs” and “could happens.” […]

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31 Days of Halloween

31 Days of Halloween — Day 13, Netflix Documentary Picks

Sometimes, watching straight horror movies isn’t enough for a fan. Lots of us like to really chew over the genre, consuming all that’s out there on our favorite films and directors. (Zombie jokes! Get it?) Last year, we looked at a couple of options in the ‘obsessive documentary’ department, but most of the titles had […]

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Movies

Oculus: Or Why I Was Right to be Scared of Mirrors

Official Synopsis: A brother and sister reunite 11 years after a tragedy in order to destroy the evil mirror responsible for the death of their parents. Snap Synopsis: HAUNTED MIRROR. NOPE. “OH SHIT!” Moments: Lost track. Just never buy antiques or peer into a mirror ever again.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunch Time Poll: Favorite Horror Protagonist and Antagonist

This one is a simple and easy poll! October is one of my favorite months, given it’s my birthday month, (the 21st, don’t forget that) and that Halloween is the holiday of the month. I love Halloween. I have always loved it. There is something to be said about being someone else. I guess it’s […]

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Movies

31 Days of Halloween, Day 14 — The Descent

When it comes to interesting roles for women in horror movies, it’s slim pickings. If they are the leading characters, it’s because they’re the target of a male gaze gone terribly wrong (stalking, haunting, hunting), or they’re on a revenge mission, usually because of rape. The standard depictions tend to run the gamut of heaving […]

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Movies

31 Days of Halloween, Day 8 — What to Watch, Theater Edition

It used to be that horror fans would wait all year long for the late fall/October horror dump, when the studios vomited out every even remotely scary movie they’d have sitting around on their shelves. That’s not so much the case anymore — The Conjuring, The Purge, and Insidious 2 all skipped the Halloween market — but you can […]

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Feminism

The Problems with “Mama”

I honestly think that the Number One thing that keeps me from enjoying horror films is my unavoidable and completely sincere tendency to view anything and everything through a feminist lens. Well, that, and glaring plot holes.

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31 Days of Halloween with Slay — Day 26, A Horror Movie Education

When I started this project, I asked around for advice on what people would like to see me cover over this month. Some of the topics I’ve been able to get to, some are getting filed away for next, and some are victims of good intentions and lack of execution. However, recently a very fine […]

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Movies

The Most Intriguing Women in Horror Movies

In the spirit of Halloween, I’ve compiled a list of the female characters in horror movies that I find most intriguing. I’m sure I’m leaving a lot of great characters out, so please leave your favorites in the comments!

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark Vs. Fright Night

There are two horror movies playing in most theaters right now. If you like horror movies and can only see one of them, this is your guide to figuring out which one is right for you. This will include mild spoilers about the general plot points of the movies, but I’m not going to spill […]