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.
This week is known as Holy Week, perhaps the most important religious observation and celebration on the Christian calendar, a sacred period for Christians around the world that culminates symbolically in a particularly terrifying and horrific narrative – the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.
Stephen King is as popular today as he was thirty years ago. But why? Jess Peacock examines the Master of Horror's uncanny ability to tap into cultural truths and fears...and what that means for the reader.