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David J.

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Horror is my sleep aid.
My favorite dreams are nightmares.
Pittsburgh is my home.

1922: An American Gothic Horror Story

David J.

1922 (2017) is a surprising release fresh on the heels of Gerald’s Game. This is the most traditional ghost story viewers have seen in years, and it’s all the better for it.

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Taboo to Trope and Back Again – How The Autopsy of Jane Doe Dissects Witchcraft

David J.

There was a time when witchcraft legitimately terrified people. While there has been a revival in recent years of films dealing with witchcraft, The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) is effective due to the way it subverts the tropes that plagued the 1990s and 2000s.

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Gerald’s Game (2017) – Defined by Constraints

David J.

One of the most common complaints levied against horror films is that their characters tend to make bad decisions. Watching the action unfold, waiting for the orchestral blast of a jump scare, whether in the theater or in your own living room.

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Doors to Madness

David J.

The Trick-or-Treaters have gone home to gorge themselves on candy before their hundredth viewing of Hocus Pocus sends them to a delightful slumber. Your Halloween routine has been faithfully observed, but the mad cravings of that perverse old imp inside you have gone too long unsated. This Halloween night you need better than bogeymen and more than gore—you must seek unexplored vistas of terror.

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