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Dont rush, die slow. Slotherhouse, a PG13 horror flick where a sloth murders sorority girls, is a fantastic example of a so-bad-its-good horror B-movie. While not perfect by design, this campy throwback stands out among a market dripping with elevated horror.

Sloth Movie Deserves a Slow Clap

Brandon Coon, Staff Adviser September 4, 2023

With Hollywood on strike and small studios like A24 and Blumhouse still in production, the time is right for indie horror movies to flourish. January's M3GAN and July's Talk to Me have become surprising...

The villainous mercenary Mr. Scrooge (John Leguizamo) interrogates a captured Santa Claus (David Harbor) in a scene from Violent Night, a holiday horror comedy now both in theatres and streaming. While the film wont knock anyones stockings off, its a fun and memorable holiday romp full of holiday magic, a hammer-wielding St. Nick, and a whole bunch of dead bodies.

Santa Slays in Violent Night

Paxtyn Mangus, Staff Writer December 10, 2022

Christmas movies traditionally involve three things: Christmas Day (or Eve), holiday figures like Santa, and themes of family coming together. While all of these components are present in Violent Night,...

There was something moving. Another spider.

Teresa went to the bathroom to fetch some toilet paper and crushed the second spider. She then wondered if there were more lurking around. Teresa wasn’t fond of dealing with the spiders, but it gave her something to do.

Where They Reside

Joelle Richard, Magazine Editor March 17, 2022
There was something moving. Another spider. Teresa went to the bathroom to fetch some toilet paper and crushed the second spider. She then wondered if there were more lurking around. Teresa wasn’t fond of dealing with the spiders, but it gave her something to do.
Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare (Hardcover, 352 pages)

Not Another ‘It’ Knockoff

Mollie Hervey, Guest Contributor February 9, 2021

Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare is a horror novel released in 2020. This book marks Cesare's first young adult novel. While it is mostly targeted at modern audiences, readers who enjoyed the slasher...

Dreaming In Darkness (Oct. 2017)

Dreaming In Darkness (Oct. 2017)

Brandon Coon, Staff Adviser December 27, 2020

Our first issue of the Frederick Dreamcatcher started our tradition of horror-themed anthologies each October. Among these stories is a mystery of a split identity, a game show with the ultimate prize,...

Stiff as a Board

Stiff as a Board

Brandon Coon, Staff Adviser December 26, 2020

"Look what I got!" Beth rolled her eyes as Lindsey revealed the box. A Ouija board? Really? How cliche can a slumber party get? "Awesome!" Sarah said. "Macey, turn off the lights." The giggling...

(Image credit: Daniel Smith)

The Witches is an Enchanting Watch

Darlene Strange, Staff Writer October 30, 2020

     Released on October 22, 2020 The Witches is not so much of a hit like the original. Scoring only 51% on Rotten Tomatoes when the original scored 93%, now this could be because the Director and...

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