Queer-Coding and Horror Films
Oct 26th '18

Queer-Coding and Horror Films

Queer-coding is exactly what it claims to be: “coding” characters as some variation of “not straight,” or implying characters aren’t entirely straight or cisgendered through subtext. Though it’s been practiced in European literature as early as the 1800s, queer-coding wasn’t as frequently or visibly used in America until the 1930s, when the United States attempted […]

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Jordan Peele is set to return to form with ‘Us’

Jordan Peele is set to return to form with ‘Us’

After waiting what seems like a lifetime, Academy Award-winning director Jordan Peele has finally announced his latest film, Us, via Twitter. Peele horrified audiences everywhere with his debut film Get Out, so undoubtedly this “new nightmare” will once again become a pop culture phenomenon. Although Peele is currently withholding almost all information regarding the film, […]

Killing the noise:  ‘A Quiet Place’ and the Death of Horror

Killing the noise: ‘A Quiet Place’ and the Death of Horror

On April 6th, the world would be silenced as we put forth the final nail in the coffin to horror with the release of John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place. The film places us in a land where anything louder than a whisper could cost you your life as the hunters have become the hunted. It’s […]

A Man and His Monsters: The Creatures of Guillermo del Toro

A Man and His Monsters: The Creatures of Guillermo del Toro

“… to all the monsters in my nursery: May you never leave me alone.” ― Guillermo Del Toro, The Strain The monster movie is a Hollywood staple. From Nosferatu in 1922 to Universal’s pantheon of classics like Dracula and Frankenstein; to the body horror of The Thing and Alien; to more contemporary takes like Cloverfield and The Host, […]