Virginia Laurie, Washington and Lee University
‘Saw’ director James Wan’s original new horror film left audiences divided in their opinions, but the third act twists gave unanimous satisfaction.
Illusion Ventura, Whittier College
Since October is not enough to fully appreciate everyone’s favorite spooky holiday, bars and stores celebrating all things ghostly are posing a solution to this perennial problem.
Kelsi Karpinski, Michigan State University
As with any up-and-coming movie, this one had a lot to live up to, and where it exceeds expectations in some places, it falls short in others.
Savannah McCracken, University of Arizona
This intersection of horror, suspense, procedural and crime genres highlights the best parts of its broadcast cable predecessors.
Jenna Nelson, Scripps College
Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ prompted other films to attempt the same powerful social commentary, with a few resulting duds.
The latest installment to the iconic horror franchise attempts to distinguish itself from its predecessors — but may fail to hit the mark.
Nnekakwo Adibe, Lesley University
The genre allows women to shift deeply ingrained power dynamics.
Sammi Looi, Baruch College
Even without frightening visuals, this horror podcast immerses you into an unforgettable story.
Emily Jewett, University of San Diego
The Netflix show is based on ‘The Turn of the Screw’ and other stories by Henry James. Here are the similarities and differences.
Brady Fitzgerald, Immaculata University
What started as a simple indie strategy horror game quickly evolved into a cornerstone of modern pop culture.
Yasmeen Ludy, University of Michigan
Using a Black main cast, the show uses the supernatural themes of H.P. Lovecraft to ask who the real monsters are.
Emma Smith, Wesleyan University
The new podcast is helping people learn how to deal with their fear of watching horror movies.
Madalyn Watson, Baylor University
Comedian Dan Cummins is a master of laughs. But with the help of his wife, Lynze Cummins, he’s reaching a new audience interested in comedy and the supernatural alike.
Sharpen your forks and knives because it’s about to get bloody. Once you start watching the crime drama, you won’t be able to stop.
S. T. Perez, Texas A&M University, San Antonio
The sequel to the 1992 film of the same name is expected to combine chills with insights about race in America.
Matthew Robison, University of South Florida
A seemingly ambitious project, the series falls prey to poor execution and hollow characterization.
This small publishing duo is making waves with their thoughtful reissues of out of print novels.
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.
Rocco Romano, University of Iowa
It’s neither the best nor the worst adaptation of Stephen King’s novels.
Aliza Pelto, Pratt Institute
Nothing but respect for MY demonically possessed feminist queen.
Haley Cohen, Quinnipiac University
This show will give you a whole new perspective on vampires.
Mela Lozano, University of Texas at San Antonio
As with any show about time travel, the question is not where, who or how, but when.
Logan Floyd, Mercyhurst University
Why simply read horror stories when you can create and star in your own?
Aubrey Doerr, Chapman University
In love with sci-fi and the twists the iconic show is known for? These four thrilling anthologies will be worth the watch.
Madison Feser, Seton Hall University
The Ari Aster film seamlessly merges the sublimely beautiful with the disturbingly sinister, creating a world that audiences will both revile and desire.
This Argentinian animated horror anthology series offers an abundance of chilling tales.
Isador Pinto, Ringling College of Art + Design
Are they real or are they fiction?
Noah Carey, University of Pennsylvania
The latest film in the ‘Conjuring’ series ignores progression and rests comfortably on horror movie cliches.
Megan Mehta, University of Illinois at Chicago
Peele’s second horror film is even more ambitious than his first.
Zachary Truesdale, University of Texas at San Antonio
Black people have come a long way in the horror genre.
Jonathan Christian, Northwest Vista College
It’s scary, yes, but it’s also brilliant.
Tabitha Prisinzano, Columbia College of Missouri
By fusing Lovecraftian horror with the story of one of the most notorious names in hip-hop, Joshua Chaplinsky took the genre in a refreshingly hilarious direction.
‘A Quiet Place’ has changed the horror film genre in Hollywood, and it’s exactly what moviegoers were waiting for.
Netflix has become a hub for the most disturbing horror films in the genre. What movies live up to their reputation?
Selena Lundy, Grand Valley State University
The new noir thriller ‘Thoroughbreds’ has all the makings of a cult classic and shows exactly what human nature is capable of when emptied of all emotion.
Kelly Lambkin, SUNY Cortland
With all the recent hype of King’s work being adapted into film and television, it’s time to take a look at some of his not-so-scary work.
Abbey Slattery, Northwestern College
Stephen King’s 30-year-old story floats on.
Jordan Coughlin, Rowan University
If you’re in the market for some deep cuts, check out these frightening gems.
Cassidy Leslie, University of Nevada Reno
Later this year, a whole new generation will have the opportunity to be scared witless by Chucky, Michael Myers and creepy clowns.
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