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This Side of Sanguine’s The Babysitter 2: Killer Queen Kills The Original

Major Spoilers Ahead: I watched the 2017 horror movie The Babysitter as part of the 2017 31 Day October Horror Movie Challenge and I was pretty down with it. In fact, it one my award that year for Most Surprising Slasher. It was a modern slasher classic, focusing on a young boy named Cole who … Continue reading This Side of Sanguine’s The Babysitter 2: Killer Queen Kills The Original

This Side of Sanguine’s Fantasy Island Is The Classic Horror Reboot 2020 Needed

Fans of classic TV shows will recognise Fantasy Island as the 1977 show the follows the accounts of visitors at a unique resort island that can fulfil any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected. It had a very H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr Moreau vibe, and The Simpsons fans will recognise the … Continue reading This Side of Sanguine’s Fantasy Island Is The Classic Horror Reboot 2020 Needed

This Side of Sanguine’s Why We Should Lean In To The Means Girls Costume Stereotype

Nobody described female Halloween costumes better than Lindsay Lohan’s character Cady in the iconic Mean Girls. The home school student experiencing her first Halloween said, “In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can … Continue reading This Side of Sanguine’s Why We Should Lean In To The Means Girls Costume Stereotype

This Side of Sanguine’s Are Escape Room Horror Movies Redefining The Horror Genre?

In the last few years there has been a huge trend in Escape Rooms – a series of interactive and often themed puzzles that expand a multitude of rooms. Puzzlers and their friends would solve the riddles, the mysteries, and the clues in order to make it out of the escape room within an assigned … Continue reading This Side of Sanguine’s Are Escape Room Horror Movies Redefining The Horror Genre?

The Twilight Zone’s ‘Try, Try Again’ Highlights Patriarchal Predators as the Real Horror Story

Warning: Spoilers. Trigger Warning: Discussions of sexual assualt and rape. People regularly ask me why I can watch horror movies and still sleep like a baby at night. The reason is that I don’t find classic horror movie tropes as being scary. Evil clowns from outer space, serial killers who don’t die at the end … Continue reading The Twilight Zone’s ‘Try, Try Again’ Highlights Patriarchal Predators as the Real Horror Story