The Queue

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Midsommar Smile Final Girl trope

Clever Girls: The Evolution of the Final Girl Trope


It ain’t over till it’s over.

B Movie Monsters The Giant Behemoth

An Ode to B-Level B-Movie Monsters


Look, we can’t all be Frankenstein and maybe that’s okay.

Dario Argento Opera Crow Scene

For the Birds: How They Filmed the Crow Scenes for Dario Argento’s ‘Opera’


What’s a night at the opera without a murder…of crows?

Coraline Ancient Storytelling

The Ancient Storytelling Rhythms of ‘Coraline’


There’s a reason ‘Coraline’ gets under your skin (and your eyeballs).

Mad Men ending first and Final Shots

The Power of Bookends: The First and Final Frames of Popular TV Series


Good bookends really tie a series together.

Matt Damon cameos Eurotrip

Matt Damon: King of the Cameo


Matt Damon treats cameos like an Olympic sport and frankly, we’re impressed.

Denis Villeneuve Blade Runner Shallow Focus

How Denis Villeneuve Uses Shallow Focus To Make Us Squirm


What’s that in the background? Ah yes, mounting dread.

The Beyond cosmic horror

Gazing into ‘The Beyond’: Lucio Fulci’s Cosmic Horror Masterpiece


One director stands above the rest when it comes to embracing the horror of the unknown.

Silence Of The Lambs Clarice

Why Clarice Starling is Such a Compelling Thriller Character


The ‘Silence of the Lambs’ character is one of the most complex characters ever put on screen.