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A Nightmare on Elm Street: For the Kids

It turns out that I completely missed the 80s slasher-movie craze. I wasn’t even 10 years old when it started, and too busy watching Purple Rain to pay much attention to anything more grown-up (apparently). Eventually, I did see Halloween, but the other two of the holy trinity – Friday 13th and A Nightmare on… Continue reading A Nightmare on Elm Street: For the Kids

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Donnie Darko: It’s Good to Talk

Why do we like what we like? It’s a tricky question to answer honestly and accurately, but let’s, in this safe corner of the scary WWW, try to be honest with ourselves. We don’t always love things for obvious reasons, for the “right” reasons, but we can love them all the same. This, for example,… Continue reading Donnie Darko: It’s Good to Talk

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On Why We Like What We Like

Everything you’ve done, everything you’ve experienced, everything someone said to you has a chance of adding another facet to your character. It’s enough to make you never want to leave the house, isn’t it? But what about the media we absorb every day – not the news, views, and eye-bleeding hate that passes for political… Continue reading On Why We Like What We Like