Mark Gagne horror art interview

The work of artist Mark Gagne strongly resonated with me on first impression, particularly the placing of shadow figures into a decayed landscape through photography. ‘Shadow people’, have become a staple of horror film, literature, and art, through instilling a sense of dread in many. However, there is a more personal view and analogy of […]

My Deaerst Self With Malice afterthought

 This past year, I have come to grow a deep appreciation of digitally distributed manga. Certainly the appeal of owning a physical book will never be beat, but the digital space does offer a platform for diverse and unexplored talent, allowing unique talent from Japan to be showcased. One such title, the wonderfully named My […]

Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead blew me away with the debut film Resolution, an eerie tale marked by a foreboding sense of doom. Their follow up film, Spring, I will admit being indifferent towards, despite the critical appraise it got. Their next feature, The Endless, I did not get a chance to see (something I will correct […]

Japanese ‘erotic grotesque nonsense’, often abbreviated to ‘ero guro’ or ‘ero guro nansensu’, is a genre of art that extends to various mediums. Consequently, the genre exists as a broad statement to capture art that puts its focus on eroticism, sexual corruption, and decadence. The art style is not unique to Japan, but is one […]

Dark and the wicked feature

Off of the back of our best of 2020 list came a slew of recommendations through both our facebook pages, The Yurei and The Banshee. Out of multiple titles recommended, one stood out to me with some glowing praise for The Dark and the Wicked by Bryan Bertino. Off the kinds words of the community, I […]

Meitei = 冥丁 –  Kwaidan = 怪談  Daisuke Fujita or Meitei, is a well-known music producer in Japan who has been known to craft complex soundscapes to create musical experiences for his listeners. Today we are focusing on the album  Kwaidan (released in 2018) itself having the same name as the iconic literary work, turned […]

Japanese artistUjicha has been garnering a cult following, and even before watching this movie, I was aware of the name through buzz coming from the film fests. However, I had remained unconvinced of the unconventional approach to animation, with the use of paper cutouts to tell story. While still frames and trailers reflected a unique […]

Blood Vessel 2020 Vampire Horror Film

It always feels like a bit of an odd statement, but I have always been interested in occultism tied to the Nazi party, and what potential world of horrors it could have opened if there was some actual validity to the dark arts (if there is I have yet to see proof, but please don’t […]

Despite the belief that this humble viewer may have been drawn in by such a provocative title, Porno, (also cringingly known as Fangoria’s Porno) premise was enough to pique my interest. On the promise of seeing horror in a theater (remember those?), Satanism and hints of homage to exploitation films of the golden era, I decided […]

‘The smiley face murders’ exists as a modern urban legend, a way to explain the mysterious drowning deaths of college/university age men. This comes from a multitude cases where near the discovery of the body a smiley face was found in spray paint. Not to explore too in depth, as you can find sources with […]