drew daywalt

01/21/2013 - 4:00pm

The fear paradigm. That’s what I call it. It’s something all horror scholars know about through study, and what all members of the horror-movie-attending audiences know instinctively.

01/10/2013 - 3:00pm
With all the shooting tragedies that have occurred this past year, there’s been a lot of finger pointing going on in our culture. To a degree, that’s healthy. When something that horrible happens we should reflect on what the fuck is wrong with us. But we have to decide on a plan of action based on reason, not fear. Think equally with our hearts and minds, not just our lizard brain in a state of terrified survival mode.
10/17/2012 - 4:00pm
An interesting thing happened to horror films over the past 10 years when no one was looking. They became more horrific.
10/01/2012 - 5:00pm
It’s happening. The rush. The feeding frenzy. The race to capitolize. It’s a business thing, not a creative thing, but since film is a creative industry driven by business, creative is being driven by a mad lemming-esque dash for the cliff’s edge.
09/20/2012 - 8:31pm

Time to talk about real life fear this week. I talk about fear all the time, but it’s almost always been in the context of entertainment and pop culture. What scares us when we’re reading a novel?

08/29/2012 - 2:00pm
The concept of the horror film is to convey as much terror in 90 minutes or so as humanly possible. And seeing as 90 minutes really isn’t a lot of time in the grand scheme of things.
08/17/2012 - 11:00am

The end is near. 

No really. It is. 

08/10/2012 - 6:00pm

Where do we draw the line? It’s a question that comes up all the time with horror fans.

07/23/2012 - 3:00pm

Who was the best Horror filmmaker of the 1700’s? Francisco de Goya, that’s who.

07/12/2012 - 4:00pm

A friend recently posted on my facebook page that we need a great new horror villian. Someone like Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees or Freddy Krueger. Then they good-naturedly asked me to get on it.

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