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Famous Horror Collections: Guillermo del Toro’s Bleak House

By Gina Freitag It’s always interesting to see what horror fans choose to add to their personal collection of horror movies and memorabilia. Curation is a key part of the collecting obsession, and the reasons behind what our   

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Steals, Deals, and the Horror Collector’s Frenzy

By Gina Freitag As a horror collector of cheap DVDs, special edition Blu-rays, or discontinued VHS finds, where do you source your collections? Anyone who knows the thrill of finding a hidden treasure in an unlikely or unusual   

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Welcome Gina Freitag

Exciting changes are afoot for Black Museum’s 2019 season! Series founders Paul Corupe and Andrea Subissati are pleased to announce that Gina Freitag will be joining the Museum as a curator. A writer and horror enthusiast with an   

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Let’s Face It: A Reflection on the Multitude of Mirrors and Mayhem in Horror

By Gina Freitag Horror movies rely on the frequent juxtaposition of the ordinary and the extraordinary, with the contrast creating a deep sense of unease. Certain seemingly harmless household objects can instantly inspire dread this way—the mirror is   

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The High Stakes of High-Rise Horror Stories

By Gina Freitag High-rise horror is a subgenre where paranoia, alienation, isolation, and confinement intersect against a backdrop of modern architecture. Within this structure, social satire and classist terror run rampant alongside contagion and creatures that simultaneously force   

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FINAL GIRL PROFILE: Mia Allen, Evil Dead (2013)

by Gina Freitag Some people cling to a rigorous conceptualization of the Final Girl, but you must admit that it’s far more interesting to examine a female horror protagonist who is flawed and terrifying in her own right. Just   

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FINAL GIRL PROFILE: Anna, Martyrs (2008)

by Gina Freitag A good horror movie stands out by playing with convention, challenging boundaries, evolving with audience expectations, but also taking a few risks. The same applies to the Final Girl archetype, especially in Pascal Laugier’s captivating film   

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FINAL GIRL PROFILE: Ellen Ripley, Alien series

by Gina Freitag Make way for robotics-drivin’, swear-mouthed, flame-thrower-totin’ Warrant Officer Lt. Ellen Ripley. Actually, make that just “Ripley.” There’s no need for first names where we’re headed in this series of Final Girl profiles. That’s right, up next   

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FINAL GIRL PROFILE: Jess Bradford, Black Christmas (1974) 

by Gina Freitag Funny how the holidays make for excellent slasher film settings: people are brought together, tensions rise, secrets come to light, violence breaks out. The holidays can also be pretty isolating – and can also bring out   

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FINAL GIRL PROFILE: Laurie Strode, Halloween (1978)

by Gina Freitag One of the most popular conceptualizations of the Final Girl is easily Laurie Strode. With John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) widely recognized as the quintessential ‘70s slasher film (complete with psycho-killer p.o.v., sex-crazed teenagers, and a healthy