Editor: We Are Horror Magazine. Writer: An Injustice, Fanfare, Gayly Dreadful, Haw Creek Horror, Rely on Horror, Something Ghoulish, and SUPERJUMP.

To boldly go…

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To date, there has never been a Black female lead in any of the Star Trek visual mediums.

Common complaints about the Star Trek: Discovery (2017) series thus far have been its overarching seasonal narratives, with no one-off episodes, and I’ll agree with that. The nature of television these days is like films, one and done, no room for stargazing. The neglect of some of the Discovery characters has certainly left some of the payoffs of the series lacking. To include, it would be nice to have some quieter episodes to really learn more about this amazing cast and crew. The snippets that we’ve experienced have been delicious, albeit crumbs in the grand scheme.

Moreover, there’s a subset…


Exploring a half-baked franchise.

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Spoilers for Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984.

A week or two has gone by since Wonder Woman 1984 debuted in the United States…and a bit longer than that abroad…so I think enough time has elapsed to go into the pitfalls of a franchise that has already been greenlit for a third entry, despite its chasm sized problems with writing Diana, the Amazons, and its female villains. As the credits rolled and Diana soared off into the sunset, Barbara Minerva (Kristen Wiig) aka Cheetah was left on a craggy outcrop looking into the distance looking sullen and forlorn. As I…


Truly and unfathomably wretched.

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Content/Trigger Warning: Image of Covid-19 patient, Death

The Horror Film Timeline.

There are a plethora of plague movies, virus narratives, and outbreak scenarios littered across the tapestry of filmic history. They are supposed to be illustrative of how people ascend to humanity, descend into villainy, and how a nation may respond to the benefit or to the detriment of its citizenry. Upon reflection of 2020, and the abominable response to COVID-19 by various states and the national government, I pontificated about the power of cinema and its enduring legacy of escape and education.

Moreover, the cineplex as we knew it…


Traversing life, one step at a time.

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The only thing that burns in hell is the part of you that won’t let go of your life: your memories, your attachments. They burn ’em all away. But they’re not punishing you…They’re freeing your soul. If your frightened of dying, and your holding on, you’ll see devils tearing your life away. If you’ve made your peace then the devils are really angels freeing you from the earth.

— Bruce Joel Rubin, Jacob’s Ladder

There’s a lingering feeling of being disconnected from reality or being unmoored from your own body.

I don’t recall the very first time I saw Jacob’s Ladder (1990), but I most certainly recall how it…


*Battle of the Ellipses*

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Warning Spoilers ahead!

CW/TW: Death, Domestic Violence, Racism/Racist Caricature

The end?

So…the season finale of Lovecraft Country (2020) was…a thing. More bad than good, primarily because all of the disjointed characterization and writing problems finally careened to the fore. This ‘ending’, if one can call it that, was slap-dash, puzzling, and frustrating.

One of the primary problems with Lovecraft Country as a series is its limited episodic format. I addressed this in my last review, but the hour-long time constraints and decision to confine the show into 10 episodes was a huge (perhaps unforeseen) mistake. Lovecraft Country tried…


A film franchise with amazing shoes.

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How far would you go to collect a material obsession? Would you spend hundreds to thousands of dollars? Well, here’s a personal story about the intersection of fashion and nerdom. So, let’s establish some ground rules. There are levels to every individual’s collectibles, memorabilia, and keepsakes. A small designated shelf or entire rooms are dedicated to the practice of maintaining space for our prized possessions, right? Well, maybe not everyone, but for some people, it’s clothes, figurines, posters, music, film, video-games or any plethora of things that require meticulous sorting and cleanliness. Each of…


…and the history that shaped it.

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Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019) is the most incredibly robust and thought-provoking documentary to date about the relationship with the horror genre from a Black American perspective. Based on the book of the same name entitled, Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present (2011) by Robin Means Coleman, the documentary goes even further by examining the Black presence in horror from the very inception of celluloid itself and beyond. …


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Perchance to dream

Fears from a child’s perspective are unlimited in scope, but the creators of Little Nightmares have somehow been able to capture the very aesthetic of horror from the diminutive framing of childhood terrors. The latest and perhaps last trailer before the release of Little Nightmares II, entitled Nightmares Explained with Derren Brown, delves into the very machinations of horror and why they unnerve so.

“Dreams. Nothing more than outside stimuli playing out in the theatre of the sleeping mind…but what of nightmares? Some would say they serve an evolutionary purpose. A survival mechanism. Our minds planning escape from our everyday…


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Back to basics

Déjà Vu: The strange feeling of something familiar yet completely new. An experience of the brain and the eyes battling for memory recollection and affirmation. A peculiar feeling indeed. Upon viewing all of the released content from the Resident Evil showcase this January, I finally had my ah-ha finger-pointing moment and my world has finally righted itself upon a proper axis. Resident Evil Village and Resident Evil 4 are sister games. Well, at the very least they’re cousins. I’m sure many of you eagle-eyed viewers have spotted the parallels.


…and the Black girls/women lost in the mix.

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This editorial will contain minor spoilers for Lovecraft Country.

CW/TW: (Racist) Violence, Death

“…at the intersection of white violence and black pain, is about unwilling martyrs….The people they were, the symbols we turn them into, the monsters we are told they must have been.” — Nia DaCosta, Candyman (2021)

He looked like a monster.

This past Sunday while watching episode 8 of Lovecraft Country entitled Jig-A-Bobo, the character Ruby Baptiste, states the following regarding the visage of Emmett Till’s mutilated body, “he looked like a monster.” These words drawn from the historical accounts of his appearance in death gave me pause for a multitude of…

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