John Patterson

John writes predominantly about extreme and shot-on-video horror, but mostly he just loves film. You can catch him espousing the virtues of the zero-budget or arguing about metal.

Elliot Movie

A Psychoanalytic Reading of Craig Jacobson’s ‘Elliot’

February 1st, 2022 • John Patterson

John Patterson sits down with Craig Jacobson’s ‘Elliot’ for an essay on psychoanalytic film theory and VHS-fueled nightmares.

100 Tears

‘100 Tears’ Is the Ultimate Guide to 2000s Horror

August 27th, 2021 • John Patterson

Film critic John Patterson explains why Marcus Koch’s ‘100 Tears’ serves as the perfect transition between eras in horror.