Horror movies, where would we be without them? Probably not hiding behind the sofa for a start. People love to be scared. We pay a premium these days to go to the cinema and sit amongst smelly, popcorn-chomping, crisp-farting others and be frightened by what appears on the screen. The studios love the genre. Some […]
It’s perhaps of concern that so many people like to dress up as horror villains and wear masks associated with evil intent. Halloween must be a psychologist’s wet dream. We, the people, like to become the bad guy, if only in our fevered imaginations. We become Michael Myers, Leatherface and Freddie Kruger, giving little thought […]
A sad death in a horror movie? It seems to be a contradictory statement, as horror movies are not renowned for such sentimentality. Think Michael Myers in Halloween, Freddie Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street, The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz. What? That wasn’t a horror movie you say? Are […]
It’s got shape-shifters, cranky cops and macabre events in small town America as the plot sweeps from Oklahoma to Ohio to Texas. It also delves into Mr Mercedes as King merges two plots into one finely crafted tale.
This is not the most festive post you will see this Christmas, but hey! everyone is getting Santa fever so Rebel Voice felt like something different on this occasion. Urban Legends are great for keeping people away from criminal hideouts and secret government facilities. At least that’s how it works on Scooby Doo. We all […]
We will all have heard one urban legend or another. Sometimes they are global, sometimes national and often just local. They all have the power to make us pause for thought. What if, when driving over that particular bridge, the Devil does appear in your backseat? Would it make you look in the rear-view. Rebel […]
Tales of Mystery and Terror by Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston in 1809. He was orphaned at the age of two when Pa Poe did a runner and Ma Poe died from tuberculosis. He was raised by John Allan, a wealthy merchant with whom Edgar had a factious relationship. Poe’s […]