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In the Event of a Cosmic Horror, Pt. 5: The Creature Feature

This past weekend I set out to watch my three personal favorites of the creature feature sub-genre. Considering it was also my twenty-ninth birthday, these viewings made for good celebration (red flag: this guy is a little off, methinks). My selections may show my “chronological snobbery” (C.S. Lewis), but rest assured, I am in no […]

In the Event of a Cosmic Horror, Pt. 4: The Apparition

Have you ever had an experience with a ghost or spirit? Odds are, like most haunted house movies, the set up involved an unfamiliar setting and a kid, or kids. They are more willing to ‘expect the unexpected’ after all. For instance, perhaps you can imagine a situation in a house in the middle of […]

All Aboard the Murder Train: Sigmund Freud Visits The Cabin in the Woods

Another wonderful one from new contributor Charlotte Getz: If you haven’t seen Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the Woods yet, then you might be like me – you don’t just watch a scary movie, scream, and then roll over and go to sleep. No. You ingest it. Your skin soaks it up like toxic rays that, […]

In the Event of a Cosmic Horror, Pt 3: The Living Dead

The third installment of Blake Collier’s groundbreaking In the Event of a Cosmic Horror series. To read part one, go here. Or part two, here. Okay, let’s just get it out of the way. Zombies automatically make Christians think of the “resurrection of the body.” And, if we are honest, it is the closest pop […]

In the Event of a Cosmic Horror, Pt 2: The Slasher

Here we go with part two of Blake Collier’s budding In the Event of a Cosmic Horror franchise. To read part one, go here. The Slasher Because I am a bit of a masochist, I am going to start the breakdown of horror sub genres with an analysis of the slasher film. No type of […]

In the Event of a Cosmic Horror, Pt 1

This one comes to us from new contributor Blake Collier: I am, currently, on the cusp of finishing thirty-one straight days of watching slasher films for my annual October horror film marathon. I decided to do a chronological cross-section of the slasher sub-genre from Psycho (1960), the film that most influenced the slasher film, to […]

PZ’s Podcast 110 & 111: Color Him Father and Kipling’s Second Sight

EPISODE 110: Color Him Father Speaking of the supernatural short story, the English poet John Betjeman, who was a practicing Christian, once wrote: “M.R. James is the greatest master of the ghost story. Henry James, Sheridan Le Fanu, and H. Russell Wakefield are equal seconds.” What Betjeman left for the facts to point out, is […]

PZ’s Podcast: Flowers for Algernon I&II

Episode 102: Flowers for Algernon I Algernon Blackwood, who died in 1951, wrote some of the best tales of supernatural horror that have ever been written. He is often compared to H. P. Lovecraft, who admired Blackwood’s stories; and paired with Arthur Machen, who wrote in the same genre at about the same time. In […]