How ‘Scream’ Boldly Gives a Middle Finger to Toxic Fandom [Spoilers]

I walked out of Scream with a smile on my face. And no, it’s not because I get my jollies from watching teenagers and otherwise competent adults get sliced and diced by a maniac in a mask. Scream successfully reinvents the franchise and is the most audacious entry in the series to date. Rather than […]

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How ‘Scream’ Boldly Gives a Middle Finger to Toxic Fandom [Spoilers]

I walked out of Scream with a smile on my face. And no, it’s not because I get my jollies from watching teenagers and otherwise competent adults get sliced and diced by a maniac in a mask. Scream successfully reinvents the franchise and is the most audacious entry in the series to date. Rather than […]

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‘Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin’ and the Mistakes of Modern Franchises

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin isn’t a complete movie. With the smoke cleared—literally—and the cops on the scene at this little farm in the middle of Amish country, a character we recognize emerges from the devastation, kills the officers using demon power, steals their car, and heads toward civilization to wreak demonic havoc. One of […]

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The Scariest Scene in John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Touched Upon a Real Suburban Nightmare

The scariest scene in Halloween doesn’t involve a knife or a gruesome death. In fact, the most terrifying scene in the movie doesn’t even involve Michael Myers. John Carpenter’s 1978 classic about the boogeyman come to life explores the nature of evil in an ordinary town where gunshots triggered track meets, not sirens. Haddonfield, Illinois […]

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Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Uses Centuries of Trauma and Loss to Reframe and Reclaim Candyman

When it comes to race and “uncomfortable conversations,” Nia DaCosta is out of fucks to give. Before most of us hit grade school, we’re taught to fear the boogeyman and other things that go bump in the night, but DaCosta violently disagrees. For her, the scariest things are the trauma, cultural appropriation, and lack of […]

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