Category: 2016 Horror Essays

1920s World Cinema - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Spirit of Revolution: How World Cinema Defined the 1920s

“There is a danger and dynamism to 20s cinema which was gradually eradicated by the standardisation of production processes.”

Hounds of Love Movie Essay - 2016 Ben Young Film

The Power of Suggestion in Ben Young’s ‘Hounds Of Love’

“‘Hounds of Love’ makes an intriguing case for suggestion in place of an all-out, sensationalized show.”

Someone's Watching Me

Of Love and Other Demons: ‘Someone’s Watching Me!’ (John Carpenter, 1978)

“Carpenter doesn’t frame the film as being about an outlier male abuser, but a culture that has little respect for a woman’s personal space.”

Prince of Darkness Movie Essay - 1987 John Carpenter Film

Of Love and Other Demons: ‘Prince of Darkness’ (John Carpenter, 1987)

“At the heart of ‘Prince of Darkness,’ the failures of religion and science reflect the limits of the human mind to grasp the immensity of the universe and our menial position within it.”

In the Mouth of Madness Essay - 1994 John Carpenter Film

Of Love and Other Demons: ‘In the Mouth of Madness’ (John Carpenter, 1994)

“In John Carpenter’s ‘In the Mouth of Madness,’ the delicate reality in which we live exists only as far we as believe it.”

Destiny Movie Essay - 1921 Fritz Lang Film (Der müde Tod)

Love and Death: The Romantic Sorrow of Fritz Lang’s ‘Destiny’

“‘Destiny’ arrives at its final satisfying destination as a poetic and deeply affecting film, an ethereal meditation from a now legendary filmmaker…”

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Movie Essay - 2014 Ana Lily Amirpour Film

The Feminine Grotesque #10: Genre Is a Woman and She Has Fangs – On ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’

“After viewing ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ for the first time, I wondered, ‘Doesn’t a woman have to be at least a little bit monstrous to survive?'”