9 Times the Movie was Better than the Book

Column by Annie Neugebauer June 10, 2019
The book was better than the movie. The book is always better than the movie. Except when it’s not.

Why I Love YA Rom Coms

Column by Christoph Paul
Whether it's on the page or on Netflix, I love a good YA rom com.

Reading and Watching S. Craig Zahler

Column by Peter Derk
'Wraiths of The Broken Land' is easily the best thing I read this year. And the grossest.

12 of the Weirdest Star Wars Novels in the Galaxy

Column by Peter Derk
Dead heroes, hard-boiled detectives, and space oboes. It's all here.

Writers In Movies: What Do They Get Right?

Column by Peter Derk
Are writers in movies like real writers? At all?

20 Comics To Cure Your 'Avengers: Endgame' Hangover

Column by Peter Derk
And just maybe cure the old fashioned kind of hangover while you're at it.

The Folkloric And Literary Roots Of La Llorona

Column by Christopher Shultz
The fabled bogey-woman stars in a new Conjuring Universe film, but perhaps we shouldn't fear her at all.

The Feminist Fairy Tale of Captain Marvel

Column by BH Shepherd
"Captain Marvel" is not just a woman superhero movie, but a superhero movie about being a woman.

The Literary Influences Behind Jordan Peele's "Us"

Column by Christopher Shultz
There are film references abound in Jordan Peele's latest, but the written word also plays an important role in its proceedings.

Captain Marvel: Primer Plus Predictions

Column by Peter Derk
Headed to the theater to see "Captain Marvel"? Read this first!

8 Books You Should Read Before Seeing The Movie This Awards Season

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Eight films based on books that have been nominated for awards this season. Have you read and/or watched them? Is the book better? Weigh in with your thoughts!

The Top 10 Fake Books in Movies

Column by David James Keaton
I've lost the ability to finish a book, but luckily there's a loophole. Fake books in movies! They're as good or as bad as you want them to be.

9 Ways to Celebrate Women in Horror Month

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Whether you’re new to Women in Horror Month or ringing it in for the tenth time, here are 9 ideas for how to celebrate.

Exploring the Film and Television References in Silent Hill

Column by Michael David Wilson
We deep dive into the film and television influences on the Silent Hill game series.

Book vs. Film: 'Die Hard'. Plus An End To The Christmas Movie Debate

Column by Peter Derk
'Die Hard': A terrible book, great movie, and raging Christmastime debate.

Wait, 'A Christmas Story' Was A Book?

Column by Peter Derk
The tale of Jean Shepherd and his Christmas reminiscences is weird and wonderful.

Halloween Vibes: Build Your Perfect Night at Home

Column by Annie Neugebauer
The parties are over, the hangovers faded like unfriendly ghosts, and you have work first thing in the morning. What to do when Halloween falls on a weekday? Suggestions to get 5 different vibes.

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 September 5, 2018
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 July 25, 2018
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.