80s Horror Gems

As of yesterday, Sunday (11/27), I had the time to sit and watch the backers edition of In Search of Darkness Part III which was about 5 hours and some change, more like 6 cos of the credits and I enjoyed it so much. It made me remember in the past couple of years all … Continue reading 80s Horror Gems

Top 10 BEST Goosebumps Covers (Original)

Ah, Goosebumps, we meet again!I have a huge soft spot for this book series and even the television series. I read these books when I was much younger, I am currently trying to add more of the original books into my collection and it’s very hard to and I have been watching some past Goosebumps … Continue reading Top 10 BEST Goosebumps Covers (Original)

Effective Jump Scares aka What Got ME!

An idea that has been brewing in my head for a week and then in that same week I begin working on my continual story for nanowrimo. This idea has been pushed back a few times just to make my life a bit easier but here we are, I’m finally doing this.This week, we’ll be … Continue reading Effective Jump Scares aka What Got ME!

A Color Story: Us

Title: UsYear: 2019Director: Jordan PeeleWriter(s): Jordan PeeleProducer(s): Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Ian Cooper and Sean McKittrickCostume(s): Kym BarrettCinematography: Michael Gioulakis Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Evan Alex. You can’t tell me this movie doesn’t have color symbolism. EVERYTHING has symbolism in a Jordan Peele film and I … Continue reading A Color Story: Us

SoH Reviews: White Zombie (1932)

The last review for October! Not for the year, but for October aka the spooky month. And I wouldn’t say I was putting this movie off but I was putting this movie off. Frankly, there’s a lot of movies on my watchlist that I would love to get through this year, we’ll see. But this … Continue reading SoH Reviews: White Zombie (1932)

SoH Reviews: Werewolf by Night (2022)

Well, well, well… Marvel and Disney+, you actually did it! You gave us horror and didn’t cutesy it. I’m really impressed by what I watched last night and after seeing/reading reviews of people enjoying this, this was a great watch for spooky season. I am talking about Werewolf by Night that is currently available on … Continue reading SoH Reviews: Werewolf by Night (2022)

Analog Horror

This idea has been on my “to do” list for MONTHS but I just never got the nerve to actually do this. I love how horror has become so accessible and universal and not just through television or film. But youtube has become a great space for a new subgenre to grow in popularity.And since … Continue reading Analog Horror

SoH Reviews: The Last Man on Earth (1964)

Another day, another Price film. However, this is one that I have been anticipating for quite some time. On the 2 discs I’ve purchased from Dollar Tree (seriously, check out your local dollar tree stores to find some cool horror films), I finally made time to sit and watch this.I took tons of notes, did … Continue reading SoH Reviews: The Last Man on Earth (1964)

Favorite Non-Final Girls

A while ago I did a blog post about my favorite “Final Girls” and even talked about “Final Guys” which is rare but they are out there in the genre. So I recently was on youtube on my feed and I came across the video from either WatchMojo or MsMojo and it was about the … Continue reading Favorite Non-Final Girls

SoH Reviews: The Bat (1959)

Another day, another review of an older film.I’ve been on this kick of watching more older, pre 70s horror and thriller films and it never gets old in my opinion. There’s something about these films that I just really admire at the end of the day. Some of my favorites have been Cat People, The … Continue reading SoH Reviews: The Bat (1959)

Director Spotlight: John Carpenter

I’ve been enjoying this new series focusing on directors specifically in the genre of horror so I thought I’d do another one! First, we did Wes Craven and honestly, I do miss him and his presence within the horror community. And if you missed that post, I’ll link it here so you can check that … Continue reading Director Spotlight: John Carpenter

SoH Reviews: Allegoria (2022)

I haven’t done a movie review in such a long time. According to Instagram, the last film I watched was 11 weeks ago: The Devil Bat. I have been so “movie-d out” from last year that it’s a rare occasion for me to watch a movie but we are nearing the Halloween, spooky season and … Continue reading SoH Reviews: Allegoria (2022)

Retro Rundown: Goosebumps “My Hairiest Adventure” Review

Hello Goosebumps fans! Last week, I talked about some of my favorite episodes of Goosebumps (of all time essentially) and today aka 8/29/2022, I watched an episode of Goosebumps that I thought I never watched but I remembered some of it. Basically this was a brand new episode to watch with fresher, adult eyes.I have … Continue reading Retro Rundown: Goosebumps “My Hairiest Adventure” Review

Favorite Goosebumps Episodes

Goosebumps.The television adaptation of the many, many, many books by R.L. Stine are a staple of horror, especially geared towards a younger audience. I haven’t talked too much about the show unless it comes up in conversation with AYAOTD and I have done quite a few posts about that show as well and reviewed least/best … Continue reading Favorite Goosebumps Episodes

Director Spotlight: Wes Craven

A first in a series dedicated to all sorts of horror directors will be discussed today! And out of all of the many, many, many directors who have their foot in horror and left a big staple, I wanted to start with a big personal favorite of mine. I think he and his presence is … Continue reading Director Spotlight: Wes Craven

Favorites: Vampires

I’m shocked I haven’t done this! I thought I did but I guess I didn’t and now my list was overwhelmed! This is someone what inspired and reminded by thinking of the new AMC show based off of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire (which I will check out) and I was wondering, have I … Continue reading Favorites: Vampires

No Blood, No Gore Horror

Horror is a lot of things. It can be shocking, emotional, fun, disgusting and anything in between. What horror can also be is lacking in the blood and gore and still be a great ride of film making and film watching. And the list I’ve compiled, these aren’t “family friendly” or even like “kid friendly”, … Continue reading No Blood, No Gore Horror

Seasonal Horror

We’re still in summer and yet I’m itching for fall. Mostly because I need my sweatshirt and sweater weather to come NOW cos it’s been so hot. But with sweater weather, I thought of some seasonal horror. I wonder why seasonal horror works so well. It’s a niche genre, yes, I feel like we get … Continue reading Seasonal Horror

Inter-dimensional Horror

This has been on my list to tackle for MONTHS but I really had to be specific on what exactly today’s blog post would be about. From the title, most horror fans would get it but for the average Joe, interdimensional (or multi-dimensional) horror to me is a very niche sub-genre in horror. I would … Continue reading Inter-dimensional Horror

Retro Rundown: Goosebumps “The Blob that Ate Everyone” Episode

Well.When the internet goes out for a bit, you find yourself watching an episode of Goosebumps on dvd. Now, I love the book series Goosebumps, most of them are pretty well written and then there are some that are just so bizarre that you wonder why they did/didn’t turn it into an episode and this … Continue reading Retro Rundown: Goosebumps “The Blob that Ate Everyone” Episode

Watching by Numbers with Creepshow (1982)

I don’t think I’ve ever reviewed Creepshow on here.Yet I have mentioned the show on countless lists, watched the sequel, the show on Shudder and have most of the funko pops of the tv series. But finding Creepshow on dvd (I only had it on vhs), I was able to do something I remembered the … Continue reading Watching by Numbers with Creepshow (1982)

Final Guys in Horror

Final Girls. We love our final girls.We love Nancy, Sidney, Laurie, Ripley, Kirsty, newcomers like Grace from Ready or Not, and the list goes on and on. Horror, for the most part, is from a girl’s point of view. At the end, our lead female protagonist has to face what is after her. And she … Continue reading Final Guys in Horror

SoH Reviews: The Devil Bat (1940)

It has finally happened! Let us rejoice! For the first time this year, I watched a horror movie that wasn’t familiar territory. And I’m glad I did. I think I unintentionally burnt myself out last year by trying to top my own record of what I watched and it took so much out of me. … Continue reading SoH Reviews: The Devil Bat (1940)

My Personal Favorites of All Time (Film)

I’ve done something similar to this before. In 2020, I did a longer list that was about 50 films and I did 2 parts of it but I think now, 2 years later, I think I played it safe. A lot of the choices there were typical of what everyone else would say and there’s … Continue reading My Personal Favorites of All Time (Film)

Boogeymen: The NEW Killer Compilation

Yesterday (Sunday, 5/29) was the first time I purposely reached for something hor ror and got immediately inspired by it. I own both versions of the 2001 compilation Boogeymen on vhs and dvd and it has definitely aged.And by aged, I mean, we are in 2022, the horror genre has grown and became more mainstream, … Continue reading Boogeymen: The NEW Killer Compilation

Best & Worst Horror Movie Posters (imo)

We’re gonna discuss something that I am a BIG fan of and that is horror movie posters. When I was younger, I had TONS of them on my wall, some were horror and some were not like Bring it On, but there’s something inherently cool about movie posters. And when I was in my college … Continue reading Best & Worst Horror Movie Posters (imo)

Comfort Horror

I haven’t done this in a while, let me brush the dust off!I came up with this idea on the fly yesterday (this is being written 5/9/22) after essentially a month of no updating, writing (except poetry), reading comics, working on myself and taking a very interesting and long break but I think this is … Continue reading Comfort Horror

Favorites: Found Footage

This subgenre is hit or miss, in my opinion. You can have underrated ones, popular examples or ones that miss the mark and it can be because of something minor. I think what makes these films in general scary is that it is possible, more possible than anything else. You can come across old tapes … Continue reading Favorites: Found Footage

Horror Deep Dives

I was listening to a podcast and they were discussing horror movies (it is a horror podcast, if I can remember the name) and they were mentioning the popularity of horror versus the under the radar, you need to be a bit of a cinephile kind of horror movies that the general public doesn’t know … Continue reading Horror Deep Dives

School is Hell: Horror in the Formative Years

I’m glad I’m not in school anymore. Just school in general and definitely during a pandemic. I don’t know how anyone is surviving in schools during these times, student or teacher or employee. It’s a lot, and it’s going to change those formative years for students as young as they are. And that got me … Continue reading School is Hell: Horror in the Formative Years

Comedic Horror

I’m not the biggest fan of this subgenre of horror. I don’t mind them but I wouldn’t immediately rush to these types of films. I love supernatural, thriller, and even slasher horror but I wouldn’t go to comedy. But when you do it well, you do it very well and it has an impact. So … Continue reading Comedic Horror

Dysfunctional Family Horror

I’m shocked I hadn’t thought about this sooner. I guess I can give a writing generator prompt credit for bringing up a similar topic on what to write about or coming up with something fresher and left field. And boy this is left field. Families in film in general can shape the overall experience of … Continue reading Dysfunctional Family Horror

A Color Story: The Guardian (1990)

Title: The Guardian Year: 1990 Director: William Friedkin Writer(s): William Friedkin, Dan Greenburg (also novel author), Stephen Volk Producer(s): Joe Wizan Costume(s): Denise Cronenberg Cinematography: John A. Alonzo Starring: Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell It was time to choose a film that’s really a deep cut but also distanced from the director himself. I’ve … Continue reading A Color Story: The Guardian (1990)

The Personal Childhood Horror Era

I love youtube.I also dislike youtube but the majority of the time, I like it. I got the inspiration for this post based off a few trending videos based around this topic of things we might have been influenced by as children that created some trauma. Not in the tragic definition of the word but … Continue reading The Personal Childhood Horror Era

100 Scariest Movie Moments Challenge

I’ve mentioned the Bravo special 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004) on here a few times; it is the special (documentary) that really piqued my interests in OTHER horror movies that I wasn’t aware of like Phantasm, Alice Sweet Alice, Duel, Suspiria, It’s Alive, The Wicker Man and so many, many more. I have been a … Continue reading 100 Scariest Movie Moments Challenge

Favorites: Top 10 Slashers

I’ve done these “favorites” lists for a while, as a way for you guys to get to know me and my taste levels of the genre. This one was a bit more difficult because the subject is quite oversaturated in my opinion. Especially when we break it up into decades and the 80s is right … Continue reading Favorites: Top 10 Slashers

Favorites: Top 10 Films With Demons

We know how much I love supernatural horror with witches, ghosts/hauntings, vampires but I haven’t talked about movies where demons are at the forefront. Comfort films maybe but I love seeing how different cultures and filmmakers go after a topic like ghosts or in this case, demons and what the beliefs are. A lot of … Continue reading Favorites: Top 10 Films With Demons

AQUATIC HORROR

Water is essential to our lives and our planet. It can be beautiful and mesmerizing in a waterfall, transform into snowflakes, hit the ground and grass as rain and that aroma hits your nostril. It can also be dangerous with floods, inhaling too much water, or keeping a big secret like a Megalodon still alive! … Continue reading AQUATIC HORROR

Horror Watchlist 2021

Oh 2021, you were something else. Running a blog when you are diagnosed with moderate anxiety and moderate depression really affected my energy level of wanting to watch anything to be honest. I tried my best, I would HAVE to make myself do these things and sometimes, I’m excited to watch films and in some … Continue reading Horror Watchlist 2021

Power Wielding Horror

Horror fulfills a certain itch within me. I’ve always wanted to have powers. But I didn’t want to be a superhero (or villain) but I wanted to do cool, amazing, unique things. I thought it would make my life a bit easier if I could make things move with my mind or go invisible or … Continue reading Power Wielding Horror

Atmospheric Horror

This has been brewing in my head for quite some time. Ever since I was watching through October with the 31DayHorrorChallenge, I’ve encountered movies that did some things quite effective. And by that, I’m talking about immersing myself into that world. The pacing, the cinematography, the acting, the atmosphere… and that’s what inspired me to … Continue reading Atmospheric Horror

Lightning Round Reviews

I need to knock these out before November just dips out and hello December! I briefly discussed the films I saw during October, documenting my experience giving some highs and lows and overall feelings about some of the films I saw. I didn’t go through depth for all 20+ but today I am but I … Continue reading Lightning Round Reviews

SoH Presents: Favorite CINEMATOGRAPHY

The intentions of this blog in 2015 was showcasing cinematography and the artistry behind and within horror films. Inspired by a random tumblr that focused on cinematography in dramas, I got the idea to do the same for horror. Thankfully in modern times, horror is taken more seriously, more recognition and acceptance but I still … Continue reading SoH Presents: Favorite CINEMATOGRAPHY

#31DayHorrorChallenge Experience – 2021

October exhausted me.October excited me and then exhausted me.October is my birth month and I decided to take on a challenge (put forth by Nightmare on Film Street), the #31DayHorrorChallenge which well, started out with a bang but fell off because life got a bit too real and busy for me. So instead of 31 … Continue reading #31DayHorrorChallenge Experience – 2021

Creature Features: Underrated & Favorites

Ahh Halloween is around the corner, literally on Sunday and I’ve seen plenty of costumes in stores and on my feed and I’m seeing the typical costumes: Disney, Ghostface, witches, vampires, odd references but not a lot of actual “creatures”. Like will someone ever dress up as Mothra? Also serving as an idea that occurred … Continue reading Creature Features: Underrated & Favorites

Unforgettable Scenes in Horror

It’s been a minute. I have thoroughly enjoyed my break and I’m gonna ease back into writing for the blog. I will say that this break has given me time to come up with new ideas/content and watched the most films I’ve watched this whole year so far at a time. But while watching some … Continue reading Unforgettable Scenes in Horror

When Horror Focuses on Kids

I did a post a while ago about children & horror, it was an interesting topic and well, I was reading through it and I kinda want to do part 2 but maybe a lightning round of even more movies that would/could be discussed more. I really focused more on horror media towards a kid … Continue reading When Horror Focuses on Kids