12 Great Horror Films Currently Streaming on Shudder

See Part I of my Shudder series here, and below for ten more recommended horror movies currently streaming on Shudder, AMC’s Netflix-for-horror-fans streaming site. Are We Not Cats (2013) When trichotillomaniac Eli (Michael Patrick Nicholson) loses his girlfriend, his home, and his parents all on the same day, he drives out into the snowy middle of nowhere to try and find work as a delivery … Continue reading 12 Great Horror Films Currently Streaming on Shudder

Fuck All the Haters, “Last Christmas” is a Great Christmas Movie

Lots of Spoilers for Paul Feig’s 2019 Movie “Last Christmas” Below Near the end of every year, a fresh batch of new Christmas movies is released, trying to become part of the canon of movies that enter the “must watch” queue every holiday season. Most often, these contemporary Christmas movies are pretty forgettable, basically carbon copies with zero re-watching potential. Like, do we really need … Continue reading Fuck All the Haters, “Last Christmas” is a Great Christmas Movie

10 Great Horror Movies Currently Streaming on Shudder

For those that don’t know, Shudder is basically Netflix for horror fans: a streaming site with a catalogue of purely spooky films.  With over 500 horror, thriller, and supernatural titles from all over the world, Shudder undoubtedly has the best quality selection of scary movies on any streaming website in existence. But like any service, Shudder still has its share of bad movies. So how … Continue reading 10 Great Horror Movies Currently Streaming on Shudder

Fears of a White Man in Shudder’s “Scare Me”

Note: Spoilers for the 2020 film “Scare Me”, currently streaming on Shudder When copywriter Fred rents a cabin for a personal writer’s retreat, he meets Fanny, the bestselling author of a horror novel who is undoubtedly more successful. When the two are caught in the middle of a thunderstorm, they wait out a power outage together, spending the time telling scary stories. What begins as … Continue reading Fears of a White Man in Shudder’s “Scare Me”

Thoughts on The Only Good Indians

Stephen Graham Jones’ “The Only Good Indians” is a novel that follows the story of four Native American men. Ricky, Lewis, Gabe, and Cassidy are haunted by an incident in their past, in which they go hunting on a piece of land reserved for their elders. Together, the men slaughter a herd of elk, one of which dies slowly, revealed to have been struggling to … Continue reading Thoughts on The Only Good Indians

Little Fires Everwhere: An Analysis of Mrs. Richardson

So there’s been a lot of buzz about Little Fires Everywhere lately, as a new original series based on the novel by the same name was recently released on Hulu. I read Celeste Ng’s first novel, Everything I Never Told You, a few years ago, so Little Fires had been on my list for sometime. I just got around to reading it, and it was so good … Continue reading Little Fires Everwhere: An Analysis of Mrs. Richardson

Thoughts on White is For Witching

At the risk of sounding a bit like a dummy, I am not sure if I can provide an excellent analysis of Helen Oyeyemi’s White is For Witching, mostly because Oyeyemi’s lyrical narration was way more postmodern than I expected when I initially delved into reading. Defying a regular structure and lapsing between voices, White is For Witching is a poetic and unconventional novel, one that … Continue reading Thoughts on White is For Witching

Thoughts on Severance

Back in November, I started reading about an infection that emerged on the other side of the globe. Seemingly mild and innocuous at first, the infection worsened rapidly, eventually spreading across the world and exploding into a devastating pandemic. In the midst of it all, a young millennial, feeling disillusioned with her career and the city around her, continued to go into the office even … Continue reading Thoughts on Severance

The Troop Analysis, Part III: Newton Thornton & Max Kirkwood

Spoilers for Nick Cutter’s “The Troop” Follow: See here for Part I: Introduction and Analysis of Kent Jenks and Ephraim Elliot See here for Part II: Analysis of Shelley Longpre Part IV Newton Thornton and Max Kirkwood: Humanity’s Hope For this section, I am going to discuss both Newton Thornton and Max Kirkwood in the same analysis, since in many ways, Newt takes on a … Continue reading The Troop Analysis, Part III: Newton Thornton & Max Kirkwood

The Troop Analysis, Part II: Shelley Longpre

Spoilers for “The Troop” by Nick Cutter follow See here for an introduction to The Troop, and character analyses of Kent Jenks and Ephraim Elliot This was originally going to be an analysis of the other three boys, but I then began writing too much about Shelley Longpre, as he really encompasses a lot of themes in the book. It’s looking like this series is … Continue reading The Troop Analysis, Part II: Shelley Longpre