“While it might be easy to assume that films like ‘Natural Born Killers’ and ‘Funny Games’ simply demonise their audiences as wanting the thrill of violence without thinking about the consequence of it, the films instead ask questions, instead of only providing answers.”
“In their own ways, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger all go beyond the real world, and beyond mortality.”
“‘Halloween’ might be funny, but it’s also the nastiest, most violent entry in the series yet.”
“Through buckets of blood, ruined flesh and screams, the New French Extremity is creating a cultural commentary about perceptions of gender and nihilism through the adaptation, and ultimate destruction, of an established horror trope.”
“Dogs are a huge asset to the horror genre, as menaces and as loyal comrades.”
In the Vague Visages Writers’ Room on Facebook, freelancers were asked to comment about their favorite Halloween flicks.
“Argento builds upon his work in ‘Suspiria’ to create an unnerving, discomfiting experience.”
Devious Dialogues: A Horror-Themed Column by Mike Thorn and A.M. Novak
Mike Thorn and A.M. Novak discuss the ‘Halloween’ franchise.
“Tropes and archetypes are global, fitting into different national contexts while carrying with them the memory of their international itineraries.”