A History Of The Halloween Franchise In Print

Column by Christopher Shultz
You can't kill the Boogeyman, either onscreen or on the page.

A Guide to the Literary And Cinematic References in 'Castle Rock'

Column by Christopher Shultz
For anyone needing a deep dive into the Stephen King universe and how it connects to the new Hulu series.

Book vs. Film: "The Little Stranger" - When Interpretation Goes Too Far

Column by Annie Neugebauer
How does the movie version of "The Little Stranger" stand up to the brilliance of Sarah Waters' beloved gothic novel?

"Space Odyssey": How Science Fiction Can Predict the Future

Column by Bart Bishop September 4, 2018
A look at Michael Benson's "Space Odyssey", a comprehensive book on the making of "2001", and how science fiction authors like Arthur C. Clarke have influenced real-life scientists.

Lost Films Anthology: Embrace the Ugly

Column by Max Booth III
Everybody knows at least one haunted film.

Primer: What You Need to Know About Steve Alten’s ‘Meg’ Series Before Seeing the Movie

Column by Meredith Borders August 10, 2018
"The Meg" is in theaters today. Bone up on the research!

10 Horror Movies from the Past Decade that Prove Horror Doesn’t Need to “Come Back”

Column by Annie Neugebauer July 27, 2018
Horror doesn’t need to “come back.” Horror never went anywhere. Here are ten movies from the past decade that prove it.
Hereditary: Unconventional Horror Reigns King

Hereditary: Unconventional Horror Reigns King

Review by Richard Thomas
One of the most powerful and unsettling horror films in recent memory, Hereditary creates tension through visually stunning imagery, psychological terror, and original plot choices.

7 Books on Dinosaurs You Need to Read Before Seeing 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
To celebrate the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, we did some digging into the metaphorical dirt to unearth seven must-read books on dinosaurs.

Book vs. Film: 'Christine'

Column by Max Booth III
Stephen King and John Carpenter in the ring - who knocks who out first? The answer may not shock you!

The 8 Keys To A Good Heist Story

Column by Peter Derk
With "Ocean's 8" in theaters this weekend, let's take a look at what makes a good heist story work.

Project Redlight: Part 2

Column by David James Keaton May 24, 2018
The continuing adventures of David James Keaton in the screen(writing) trade.

4 Mary Shelley Facts You Might Not Have Known

Column by Emmanuel Nataf May 23, 2018
In the run-up to the release of the new Mary Shelley film starring Elle Fanning, we look a little closer at some of the lesser-known facts surrounding the life and work of the "Frankenstein" author.

Project Redlight: Part I

Column by David James Keaton
One man's adventures in the screen(writing) trade.

The Subtle Beauty of A Quiet Place's Gender-Trope Upheaval

Column by Leah Rhyne May 7, 2018
The movie "A Quiet Place" is a great example of taking stereotypical gender tropes in a horror flick and turning them upside down.

If Classic Novels Were More Like Blockbuster Movies

Column by Peter Derk
Ever find yourself in the middle of a so-called classic that feels like it lacks oomph? Boredom is the disease, and we've got the cure!

Analyzing The Last Two Decades of Online Film Criticism

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at the last 20 years of the online film criticism community through the lens of Jeremy Smith's upcoming book "When It Was Cool".

The 10 Best Modern Shakespeare Adaptations

Column by Meredith Borders
On the Bard's bday, we've chosen our favorite Shakespeare movies set in modern times.

Speculation On The Upcoming Marvel Movies

Column by Peter Derk
What will the six unnamed Marvel movies be? We dunno. But we can make some good guesses. And some really, really bad ones.

How 'The Westing Game' Inspired 'Ready Player One' Thirty Years Later

Column by Meredith Borders
"The Westing Game" turns thirty this year, and it just so happens to be the inspiration behind this month's biggest blockbuster.

Book vs. Film: 'The Ritual'

Column by Max Booth III
Comparing Adam Nevill's novel and its recent film adaptation.

Revisiting Brian Garfield’s “Death Wish”

Column by Max Booth III
A look back at Garfield's blood-soaked meditation on vigilantism.

Book Vs. Film: "-30-" Vs. "They Remain"

Column by Christopher Shultz
How does the very first Laird Barron film adaptation stand up to its source material?

The Two Lukes: Comparing and Contrasting 'Dark Empire' and 'The Last Jedi'

Column by Bart Bishop February 15, 2018
A look back at the portrayal of Luke Skywalker in 'Dark Empire' as compared to 'The Last Jedi.'

7 Highly Anticipated Book Adaptations for 2018

Column by Max Booth III
Books...but as MOVIES?!? What will they think of next?