Category: 2019 Horror Essays

The Curse of the Cat People 1944 Movie - Film Essay

‘The Curse of the Cat People’: Val Lewton’s Groundbreaking Introduction of Childhood Fantasy

“Lewton’s insights into both childhood and adult inner personal conflicts are legacies which deserve recognition in the foundational history of horror, both for psychological thrillers and fantasy films.”

Alien Movie Essay - 1979 Ridley Scott Film

Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ Is a 40-Year-Old Elevated Horror Masterpiece

“If ‘Alien’ came out today, it’d likely be hailed as some sort of genius elevated horror/prestige sci-fi movie. It’s an engrossing, pulse-pounding thriller with brains and a unique and stunning visual style. Forty years later, ‘Alien’ remains one of the best sci-fi AND horror films of all time.”

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