FEAR FRANCHISES

Breaking apart the pieces of the many horror universes
ARTICLE | FEAR FRANCHISES

After four canonical films and two offshoots, the indomitable series returns to glory with Prey.

BY LAURA KERN   |  August 17, 2022

Of the many recurring horror villains, Freddy Krueger is famously distinguished by his crispy face and razor claws, Jason Voorhees by his hockey mask and machete, and Leatherface by his human-flesh mask and chainsaw. They all have revenge or mental illness as their vague motivations to slaughter. But what does Predator bring to the horror-franchise table?

ARTICLE | FEAR FRANCHISES

A deep dive into the world of James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s Insidious, one of the more complex, mystically minded horror franchises.

BY NICHOLAS RUSSELL  |  February 1, 2022

Last night I watched myself sleep then I flew away, a young boy named Dalton writes in crayon shortly before his spirit leaves his physical body and becomes prey to a horde of demons and ghosts in a dark realm called The Further.

ARTICLE | FEAR FRANCHISES
After four canonical films and two offshoots, the indomitable series returns to glory with Prey.

Of the many recurring horror villains, Freddy Krueger is famously distinguished by his crispy face and razor claws, Jason Voorhees by his hockey mask and machete, and Leatherface by his human-flesh mask and chainsaw. They all have revenge or mental illness as their vague motivations to slaughter. But what does Predator bring to the horror-franchise table?

BY LAURA KERN  |  August 17, 2022

ARTICLE | FEAR FRANCHISES
A deep dive into the world of James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s Insidious, one of the more complex, mystically minded horror franchises.

Last night I watched myself sleep then I flew away, a young boy named Dalton writes in crayon shortly before his spirit leaves his physical body and becomes prey to a horde of demons and ghosts in a dark realm called The Further.

BY NICHOLAS RUSSELL  |  February 1, 2022

ARTICLE | FEAR FRANCHISES
Looking back on the experience of Darren Aronofsky’s divisive masterwork and questions of misogyny in horror from a world unimaginably more surreal than the one we inhabited five years ago.

Over 20 years ago I made an agreement with Darren Aronofsky to never write about his work. It was the very end of the last century, in a charming fishing village in eastern Mexico...

BY LAURA KERN  |  June 7, 2022