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Stories can be told in infinite ways, and horror stories are no exception. One of the oldest ways storytelling are folk songs, which could tell tales of terrible monsters, warn of bogeymen, or recount harrowing murders. With the recent advent of folk horror in popular media, now seems like an excellent time to discuss one

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Hereditary Explained Demonology Folklore

Hereditary shook up the horror community upon its release. The slow-burn torment of being forced to watch a family slowly go mad as tragedies are inflicted upon them, helped to sear the film into viewers’ minds. The ending, with its last-minute reveal of the antagonist, left audiences unsettled, disgusted, and mortified, having been witness to

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Japan and the West have a long history of fruitful cultural exchange, which has birthed some of the most iconic media franchises. Star Wars, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and The Matrix are all the result of these two societies being inspired by one another. There are, however, cases where a piece of media has had

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Surrealist art can transport us in ways other art cannot. Madness, darkness, awe, and beauty are all found within the style. Painters such as Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, and M. C. Escher have all gone on to infamy, but there is a bevy of artists who contributed to the Surrealist Movement in its

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“You’re going to be all right. You just stumbled over a stone in the road. It means nothing. Your goal lies far beyond this. Doesn’t it? I’m sure you’ll overcome this. You’ll walk again… soon.” On May 6th, 2021, we lost one of the greatest creative minds of our time. While the masses may not

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Clive Barker is a figure whose name may not be as well-known as Stephen King or John Carpenter, but even if you don’t know him, you know his work, thanks to the earth-shaking impact his film Hellraiser has made on the horror genre. However, he has yet to recapture this level of mainstream success. Nightbreed,

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Stalking the night, with the pallor of a corpse, thirsting for the blood of humans, living amongst the plague-ridden vermin and predatory beasts. Throughout the centuries, they have gone by many names — Galli, Empusa, Alukah, Estries — but we know them most commonly today as Vampires. Since the early days of civilization, the specter

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Haxan Witchcraft throughout ages

  Perhaps you’re looking for something different in a horror film, tired of jump scares and remakes. Perhaps you’re passionate about obscure cinema, reveling in the discovery of something unexpected. Or perhaps you enjoy a bit of history sprinkled in your movies, learning about culture or folklore while being entertained. My choice for today can

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It’s no secret that H. P. Lovecraft was a massive influence on the highly successful gothic horror/action RPG Bloodborne, but perhaps not every gamer is familiar with his works. If you loved Bloodborne, here’s my top 5 reading recommendations to get you started on the vast mythos of H. P. Lovecraft. 1. “The Whisperer in

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