Janey Schmidt, Columbia College Chicago
The genre that provides thrills and chills has recently come up relatively short on delivering what its audience expects.
Jenna Nelson, Scripps College
Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ prompted other films to attempt the same powerful social commentary, with a few resulting duds.
Kiera Baity, Kennesaw State University
Created by Little Marvin, the show evokes Jordan Peele’s films ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us,’ but features its own idiosyncrasies and issues.
Benjamin Chen, Columbia University
Films and television shows intended to frighten their audience oftentimes make viewers feel calm and peaceful instead. How is this done?
Anna Swenson, Butler University
This amazing feat in storytelling and artistic vision delves into areas often left unexplored by graphic novels and horror.
Katherine Brand, University of Michigan
From compelling female leads to subversive views of sexuality and the body, this list offers terrifying films where the women are in charge.
Nanda Illahi, Okayama University
With everything from romance to rivalries to zombies, these Netflix shows will keep you occupied while you’re stuck inside.
Matthew Robison, University of South Florida
The year 2020 is filled to the brim with exciting adaptations, sequels, and re-imaginings.
Dark humor, messy gore and surreal turns characterize her impressive run in the early ‘90s.
The new horror series succeeds when it experiments, but is held back by its uneven production values and its overly reverent approach to the original 1982 franchise.
Carli Moses, Union University
Stephen Chbosky is back at it with this classically structured horror novel, where a child once again convenes with the supernatural realm.
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