The Witch and the Folktale

The Witch and The Folktale

(Spoiler alert.) Prior to watching The Witch (2015), the word “folktale” in its subtitle made me skeptical. I was afraid that the director, Robert Eggers, had snuck the word in as a marketing gimmick or that maybe I’d realize midway through the word had been genuinely misused. By the end, I found neither of these to be true.   The word “folktale” […]

Making a Murderer The Horror in It Can Happen to You

The Horror in “It Can Happen to You”

(Spoiler Alert) When Netflix’s crime documentary ‘Making a Murderer’ hit our devices and television screens in 2015, we were glued. We watched, genuinely interested and nosy like neighbors catching a glimpse into the house down the street that never leaves its blinds open. As the story unfolded, we still watched, growing ever more invested in finding out whether Steven Avery […]

It's Always Sunny Pays Tribute to The Shining

It’s Always Sunny “Pays Tribute” to The Shining

  When someone mentions It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The Shining in the same sentence, something immediately seems off. One is a raunchy, comedy series on FXX and the other is a serious staple of the horror film genre. What they both do have in common, though, is a stroke of genius which transcends their […]