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The Horror Scholar Journal Volume 1

Horror Scholar Journal Vol. 1 is the brainchild of Celia Abate, a journalist who wanted a space for media academics to post their works. Not satisfied with the traditional, mainstream methods of getting her work to the masses and seeing other writers face rejection despite the quality of their work, she set out to make…

The Trouble with the Movie MA

I never finished watching The Help. This wasn’t due to trying, it was mostly out of frustration and exhaustion. I hate the “noble negro” archetype used in the film, one of black people putting aside their personal wellbeing and happiness for the benefit of a white person. When one of the characters declines payment for…

Warning! These 1950s Movie Gimmicks Will Shock You

Welcome to summer movie hell—another blockbuster season filled with costly digital effects that disappoint more often than they surprise. During a University of Southern California film symposium in June, two directors guilty of creating this trend, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, predicted the imminent collapse of their mega-budget film industry. In its place, they suggested…