Jess Peacock conducts a limited digital ethnography of horror fandom to find out what impact – if any - the genre has had on those who claim it as their own...
This weekend marks the 121st anniversary of the publication of Bram Stoker’s seminal novel DRACULA. Stoker’s epistolary horror classic was neither the first nor last vampire tale to be written, but it succeeded in thrusting the vampire into mainstream consciousness and effectively demarcating a specific contemporary interpretation of the mythological figure for the next one-hundred years.
Director David Bruckner’s THE RITUAL was a horror hit for Netflix, and an opportunity for columnist Jess Peacock to analyze and discuss what makes the movie a HALLOWED HORROR.
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of JOHN CARPENTER'S VAMPIRES. Hallowed Horrors columnist Jess Peacock examines the legacy of Carpenter's entertaining missed opportunity.
With its critical success and Oscar wins for Best Picture and Best Director, Guillermo del Toro's THE SHAPE OF WATER elevated the art of the horror genre in the eyes of moviegoers worldwide and positioned the director as a type of pop culture priest, an oracle of the monstrous creating horrific narratives that help us identify and empathize with humanity in these troubled times.