It's Hard to Be Scared of the Man with the Knife, Anymore

Column by Paul Michael Anderson
How do you make a slasher scary, and why do so many fail?

What Neil Breen's 5-Hour Retrospective Taught Me About Making Art

Column by Peter Derk June 26, 2020
Yes, that Neil Breen. Yes, he had useful things to say.
"Final Cuts: New Tales Of Hollywood Horror And Other Spectacles" Edited By Ellen

"Final Cuts: New Tales Of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles" Edited By Ellen Datlow

Review by Christopher Shultz
Six years ago, an anthology of film-themed horror stories crept into readers hands, and their nightmares were never the same. Now...it’s back.

Book vs. Film vs. Reality: "Shirley"

Column by Christopher Shultz
The new hallucinatory examination of Shirley Jackson isn't a biopic, but is there more fact than fiction than meets the eye?

EMMA. is a Charming, Self-Aware Adaptation of Jane Austen's Work

Column by Karis Rogerson
The trailer left Karis Rogerson uncertain how she would feel about the latest adaptation. The movie itself left her very satisfied.

"P.S. I Still Love You" is All About Love and Heartbreak, in the Cutest Way

Column by Karis Rogerson
The sequel to "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" is finally out, and writer Karis Rogerson talks about the best parts of the movie.

Book vs Film: "In The Tall Grass"

Column by Christopher Shultz November 18, 2019
The novella from Stephen King and Joe Hill gets a Netflix original adaptation.

Movies Are Not The Ultimate Form Of Books

Column by Peter Derk November 13, 2019
Books are not the larval stage of stories that achieve their final form when they become movies.

10 Movies I Wish Had Novelizations

Column by Gabino Iglesias November 7, 2019
There are movies I love so much I wish someone turned them into novels so I could spend more time in the worlds they create.

Essential Slashers: The Foundations, Peaks, and Valleys of Modern Horror's Most Iconic Subgenre

Column by Fred Venturini October 31, 2019
Fred Venturini selects the essential slasher films: the foundations of the subgenre, the best slasher films of all time, and the "so bad its good" picks to round out your next horror film marathon.

All Hail the Slasher: The Rise and Legacy of an Iconic Subgenre of Horror

Column by Fred Venturini
Freddy. Michael. Jason. How did slasher films dominate the horror genre in the 70's and 80's? Let's examine the rise of the subgenre and it's legacy as pure cinematic experience.

Women Are Reclaiming and Perfecting The Rape Revenge Narrative

Column by Christopher Shultz
Women writers are carving important narratives out of an exploitative subgenre.

Smile! All You Need to Know About The Joker Before You Watch the Movie

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
In anticipation of the October 4th release of the Warner Bros. film, "Joker," this post covers five facts about the DC Comics agent of chaos.

10 Awful Movies We Should Turn Into Amazing Novels

Column by Gabino Iglesias
There are many movies out there that are awful but contain elements of greatness. Here are ten I would love to see turned into books at the hands of some of my favorite authors.

7 Podcast Adaptations You Should Know About

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
With big sensations such as Amazon Prime’s "Homecoming" rocking the screen as we speak, it's time for you to meet the next biggest podcasts-turned-TV-shows-and-films.

Snitches, Gangsters, and Private Dicks: Why We Love and Hate Them

Column by Mary Kay McBrayer
Why do we root for the criminals and not the snitch? And whose side is the private investigator on?

Storyville: Letting Film Unblock, Inspire, and Add Depth to Your Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas
Tips on how film can help unblock, inspire, and add depth to your fiction.

Book vs. Film: Very Bore-y Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark

Column by Peter Derk
An extremely professional and not at all drunken review of 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.'

Horror Does Not Deserve Your Shame

Column by S.A. Bradley July 16, 2019
There is still a stigma associated with the horror genre, despite a long list of exceptional horror stories paving the way.

9 Times the Book was Better than the Movie

Column by Annie Neugebauer July 9, 2019
Last column I highlighted 9 times the movie was better than the book. Now it's time to balance things out.

A Brief History Of Folk Horror In Literature

Column by Christopher Shultz
The term "folk horror" might have originally only referred to films, but there is a lush history of novels and short stories that definitely belong to the subgenre.

A Series of Small Circles: How "Endgame" Engineered an Effective Ending

Column by BH Shepherd
A deep look into how "Avengers: Endgame" crafted such a satisfying final chapter.

9 Times the Movie was Better than the Book

Column by Annie Neugebauer June 10, 2019
The book was better than the movie. The book is always better than the movie. Except when it’s not.

Why I Love YA Rom Coms

Column by Christoph Paul
Whether it's on the page or on Netflix, I love a good YA rom com.

Reading and Watching S. Craig Zahler

Column by Peter Derk
'Wraiths of The Broken Land' is easily the best thing I read this year. And the grossest.