‘Alone with You’: Living With Mental Illness During a Pandemic

There’s a moment in Emily Bennett and Justin Brooks’ Alone with You when Bennett’s character Charlene becomes locked inside her apartment. Paranoia and loneliness have already set in, but given no options to escape on her own, she unleashes a guttural scream. Tears stain her cheeks, and reality grows even colder. Strangled by depression and […]

The post ‘Alone with You’: Living With Mental Illness During a Pandemic appeared first on Bloody Disgusting!.

Continue reading


The Endless Quest for Online Validation in ‘Spree’ & ‘Superhost’ [Double Trouble]

Social media is a cursed necessity of modern life. The hunt for likes, RTs, comments, and shares is never-ending. Most days, it feels as though you’re just circling the drain and waiting for that next dopamine fix. The crushing weight to constantly level-up in the online world is insurmountable and forces users to push their […]

The post The Endless Quest for Online Validation in ‘Spree’ & ‘Superhost’ [Double Trouble] appeared first on Bloody Disgusting!.

Continue reading


Emile Hirsch Teams With Cult Horror Director Ryuhei Kitamura for ‘Killer Bees’ Video [Exclusive Premiere]

In horror circles, Emile Hirsch is known for such roles in The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Freaks, and Son, in addition to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and the award-nominated Into the Wild. For those in the know, he has also ventured into synth music since the 2019 release of his debut LP Mnemonic, […]

The post Emile Hirsch Teams With Cult Horror Director Ryuhei Kitamura for ‘Killer Bees’ Video [Exclusive Premiere] appeared first on Bloody Disgusting!.

Continue reading


Existential Dread in ‘A Ghost Story’ and ‘The Night House’ [Double Trouble]

The greatest and most universal experience is death. And we’re all afraid to die, in our own way. Whether it’s full-blown thanatophobia or just a faint, dull throb, we all carry this weight of existential dread around with us in our everyday lives. In David Lowery’s A Ghost Story, this fear hangs around each frame, […]

The post Existential Dread in ‘A Ghost Story’ and ‘The Night House’ [Double Trouble] appeared first on Bloody Disgusting!.

Continue reading


The Defining Horror Series of the Millennial Generation: Coming of Age With the ‘Scream’ Franchise [Spoilers]

This article includes spoilers for Scream (2022). When the original Scream debuted, the world was a different place. I was 10 years old, and my biggest concerns were homework and playing pretend with my friends. In a few short years, however, my life and everyone’s around me would be forever changed 一 and I’m not […]

Continue reading


‘Halloween Kills’: The Importance of the Franchise’s First Gay Characters

I can’t say I’m surprised that it’s taken 43 years for a queer character to pop up in the Halloween franchise. There has not been a single character which could even be coded as queer 一 until now. With Halloween Kills, the second installment in David Gordon Green’s blood-soaked trilogy, not only are two gay […]

Continue reading


‘My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To’: Anatomy of Addiction – A Personal Essay

This editorial contains major spoilers. A child of an alcoholic, I grew up conditioned to expect my mother would be totally blitzed anytime I walked through the front door. An uncontrollable need to drink, often before breakfast and always those 40-ounce tall boys, turned a caring, attentive mother into a mangled and malnourished shell of […]

Continue reading


‘Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toymaker’ is a Misunderstood, Overlooked Holiday Classic

We all have those horror movies that scarred us for life. Whether your blood ran cold from the macabre family dinner in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre or you found yourself disturbed and nauseous while watching Regan’s head spin in The Exorcist, these terrible frights became the catalyst for a lifetime of loving horror. When […]

Continue reading


A Wacky, Broadway Nightmare: Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s ‘Once More, With Feeling’ Turns 20

I admit: I was only a casual Buffy the Vampire Slayer viewer. During the show’s run (1997-2003), I tuned it on occasion, finding great delight in Sarah Michelle Gellar’s wonderfully empowering turn as the titular vampire hunter, but it was never an obsession among my core group of friends. I have, of course, come around […]

Continue reading


“HELP ME!” – The Most Heartbreaking Horror in ‘Halloween Kills’ is All Too Real

This article includes spoilers for Halloween Kills. Halloween Kills is nothing if not a bold, chaotic bloodbath. Michael Myers slips into his most ruthless form, stacking up gruesome kills and a body count that rivals any Jason Voorhees flick. It’s a throwback slasher coated in themes of residual trauma, mob mentality, and surprisingly the gross […]

Continue reading


‘You’re Next’ at 10: A Bloody Disgusting Oral History With Adam Wingard, Sharni Vinson and More

In a post-Scream world, it seems slasher fans expect and deserve more from their favorite style of horror. The sub-genre remains reliant on buckets of blood and gratuitous violence, of course, but an expectation of the unexpected has become the new tradition. Story structure and character has changed, shifting away from the virginal Final Girl […]

Continue reading


Suicide, Depression, and Loss in ‘The Night House’

Content Warning: this editorial contains explicit details about suicide. This article also includes spoilers for The Night House. I walked out of the theater last weekend after seeing The Night House absolutely gutted. Very few horror films have ever managed to pulverize me in such a totally debilitating way that I literally couldn’t catch my […]

Continue reading