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Horror, But Not Horror: More Red Dead Redemption II

Part I | Part II of spooky stuff found in Red Dead Redemption II Wow. I really had no idea. In part I of my exploration of all things creepy in the world of Red Dead Redemption II, I had already beaten the game and done a ton of exploring and mystery-solving, but I had

Let’s Grow Some Pumpkins for Halloween!

See all Pumpkin Log entries here on HL or Twitter You talkin’ ’bout punkins in July? Yup, that’s right missy and mistas. Because it takes pumpkins around 100 frost-free days to fully grow, the last week of July is pretty much the most ideal time to plant pumpkin seeds so that they’re ready for harvesting

Devil Makes Three

As a child, one of my favorite horror franchises was the three films that revolved around a young boy named Damien. From a toddler to a statesman, the Omen franchise captured my, and much of America’s, imagination. How could such a delightful child be such a monster? It’s a fear any parent experiences at least

The Best Filmmaker Interview and Roundtable Shows

I’m a fan first, and a creator second. And let’s be honest, anything that I actually create isn’t really all that original, it’s just a shrine, a tribute, a way to express my fandom and communicate the things that I love. My desire and curiosity for knowledge about the things I love, especially behind the

Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Franchises

When I mentioned to my girlfriend that I needed to think of something to write about for this week’s column, she immediately suggested Child’s Play because it was timely. My reaction to her suggestion was lukewarm. I had not seen the remake yet, so what could I say? I started to tell her my feelings

Banana Splat

As a kid I loved watching the reruns of The Banana Splits. It was a goofy show filled with nonsense and “hilarious” sound effects, but for some reason I was into it. I even collected (and still do) the comic books. When I heard a movie was coming out, I was baffled. It did not

Argento

If you want to throw someone into a nightmare, and they don’t love horror (or only like the Saw series), show them a film from Dario Argento. Anyone who is a fan has a favorite. Many like Suspiria (1977). Great film, but not my favorite. The one that I think works best is one a

@RareHorror Failed to Learn a Lesson, but so Did We

In case you’re late to the party concerning all the drama that’s gone down on #HorrorTwitter over the past few days, I’ll try and quickly recap, before digging in deeper. In a nutshell… @RareHorror got called out for sharing art, but not crediting the artists. They pushed back with their reasons why they didn’t want

Why Do We Love the Scary or Strange?

I am besotted with the creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky. I find things some would consider weird, wacky, or “way out” to be wonderful and whimsical, which is more in line with how I like to see the world anyway (you’re welcome for all that alliteration). I’m not sure if I can attribute my admiration

Beheading As An Art

I get the hate for Hereditary. I do. I understand that in a world where horror has been affected by short attention spans and spoon-fed plots, that a film which builds tension and characters and does not necessarily answer all your questions, is going to be attacked. Hereditary is that film. It, like Mandy, divided