Dead Is Better: Mary Lambert’s PET SEMATARY (1989)

By: Emily von Seele

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Before Women in Horror Month comes to a close, I wanted to spend some time with one of my favorite horror films. When we talk about women directors in the horror genre, Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary is always part of the initial conversation. It has repeatedly been named on numerous lists over the years, but aside from briefly mentioning it when discussing female contributions to the genre, we don’t really discuss it in-depth anymore. And why is that? It’s a solid entry into horror — scary, atmospheric and effective, and one that holds a personal connection for me.

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Emily’s Top 10 Horror Movies of 2017

By: Emily von Seele

Film Title: Get Out

It’s no secret that 2017 was a great year for film, and horror, in particular, had more than its share of moments to shine. In a year that brought us such amazing films as The Girl With All The Gifts, Creep 2, and The Transfiguration — among others — it was difficult to pare this list down to just ten entries. But I somehow managed to do it. In no particular order — because getting this list down to ten films was hard enough — here are my favorites of 2017. May 2018 bring us even more.

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9 More Months Till HALLOWEEN

By: Ben McBride

A version of this post appears on monsterpopcorn.com.

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Jamie Lee Curtis released this picture on her Instagram feed with the caption, “First shot. @halloweenmovie Halloween 40 years later. Same slate. Same Laurie. David Gordon Green directing from his script. Happy Halloween 2018 everyone. See you all 10/19/18 #halloweenmovie.”

Pretty freaking exciting, right? I’m just going to assume you find this exciting.

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Thomas’ Top 10 Horror Movies of 2017

By: Thomas Foster

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2017 has been a year filled with real horror. We are constantly reminded of the racism, rape culture, and male violence that continue to fester in our nation. Fortunately for this snowflake of a cuck, there were amazing horror films to escape into. Directors continue to produce strong perspectives in horror cinema, setting up the 2010s to be a revitalization of the genre. From blockbusters like IT to movies that push the genre forward like Get Out and mother!, this year ran the gamut and did so with some amazing additions to the horror family.

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FrightFall 2017 Lineup

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While most fans enjoy horror all year round, Halloween season is a particularly special time of year. As it’s (perfectly) described in Trick ‘r Treat, Halloween (a.k.a. Samhain) is the night “when the barrier between the living and the dead [is] thinnest.” I’d argue that the entire Halloween season — from the first crisp, cool days of fall all the way through All Hallows’ Eve — possesses an air of magic. As such, most horror lovers — myself included — tend to want to cram as many horror movies into this season as possible, as if it were some ancient ritual which might allow all sorts of ghosts and goblins to pass into our reality.

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