Fandom: Horror

Creeping from the recesses of the inner psyche, the musings of Robert W. Chambers, or the depths of your family’s old VCR tapes, here there be monsters.

  • Sin, Predestination and The Legacy of Kain

    Sin, Predestination and The Legacy of Kain

    A text that discards the whimsy of the previous decades to center on adult themes and antiheroism, Legacy of Kain and its sequel, Soul Reaver are games steeped in the concept of destiny, especially as examined through the lenses of Greek tragedy, the Judeo-Christian Bible, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

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  • The Steady Lens: Dos and Don’ts of the Held Frame
  • No Jobe Too Big—The Lawnmower Man
  • Viral Mutations

    Viral Mutations

    In the midst of the zombie apocalypse, race and gender continue to play a huge role in fan perceptions of characters on The Walking Dead.

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  • Bury Your Gays

    Bury Your Gays

    Many forms of media play into specific troupes. One such troupe is the killing off of LGBTQIA+ characters more quickly than others. When viewers see relatable characters fall to the axe much quicker than others, it seems that their lives are not as important and their stories are only used for emotional plot development. Queer…

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  • Building a Better Predator: Fae and Fairies
  • Horror in Anime and Gaming
  • Building a Better Predator: Werewolves
  • Horror in Music

    Horror in Music

    In today’s installment of Zen and the Art of Screaming, we examine the role of horror in music—from musicians selling their souls to the devil for fame & fortune, to artists whose appearance and sound conjure images of demons and hellfire.

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  • Heavy Metal and Horror