The Haunting of Bly Manor is coming out next week, and as I already had the studio set up for the video on The Shining (1980), I decided to make a bonus video all about my theory surrounding Hill House and how there are no actual ghosts in it.
YouTube has a movie criticism problem; too often films are judged on arbitrary binary attributes and there is no nuance. Well, today I am going to argue the merits of 2018’s Slender Man. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it is a ‘good movie’, but rather that it is a lot smarter than you might think and most importantly – it’s not all bad. Or, ‘bad’. We’re going to talk about Marble Hornets, character agency and mythological representation.
Is Host (2020) really as scary as people keep saying? To say the Shudder-released Zoom-based horror, from the team behind the brilliant short Dawn of the Deaf, has taken the world by storm is an understatement. But is this passion a result of actual quality, or is it because we’ve had no movie news besides Nolan’s constant whining about Tenet’s release date for months?