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Beyond COMMUNION: The Strange Case of Whitley Strieber

If you grew up in the 1980s, you were probably traumatized by the work of Whitley Strieber—the author whose work inspired the ultraviolent werewolf movie WOLFEN (1981), the prurient vampire movie THE HUNGER (1983), and the supposedly true-to-life alien abduction movie COMMUNION (1989).  That’s right…. Strieber not only wrote about terrifying otherworldly creatures; he claims […]


Five Filmmakers You Didn’t Know Were Masters of Horror!

While there are cinematic greats in every genre, there’s nothing quite like the relationship between horror fans and the “Masters of Horror” — filmmakers who have remained loyal to the genre throughout their prolific careers, churning out memorably macabre movies that helped shape the fandom and identities of fright fans around the world. In return, […]


So Let’s Talk About All the Dead Lesbians

 One of the first women in the genre to fall victim to the “Dead Lesbian Syndrome” was the eponymous Carmilla who, back in 1872, embraced her sexual freedom and then had a stake plunged through her buxom chest in Sheridan Le Fanu’s classic. Things haven’t improved that much in the ensuing years, and a troubling plot […]