Tag Archives: Horror

The Lifeless Intelligence of THE BLOB (1958)

Without question, The Blob is a silly movie. This is obvious from the very beginning with the intro credits sequence and theme song, and the fact that the titular monster depends on the profound ability of its victims to fall … Continue reading

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Movie Magic and the Mystery of ROOM 237

The documentary Room 237 is a thorough investigation into the many interpretive theories about the ultimate meaning of Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film The Shining. The Shining is a powerful film and I remember watching it for the first time. It was … Continue reading

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On RE-ANIMATOR and Reliving the Past

Horror movies fascinate audiences for many reasons, and are somewhat of a treasure trove for academics interested in cultural studies. Two of the best ways to understand our social values and anxieties is to understand what scares us and what … Continue reading

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