Livia Reim

Lívia is a nerd with an MA in Filmmaking and a couple of award-winning short films under her belt. She has contributed to independent publications such as Sapphic Nation, Rock & Art UK, Remezcla, and others, focusing mainly on the horror genre, LGBTQ+, and feminist topics.

Courage the Cowardly Dog Cartoon Network

The Cartoon-Network-to-Horror-Fan Pipeline

June 3rd, 2024 • Livia Reim

Lívia Reim explains why Cartoon Network’s ambitious programming turned so many millennials into life-long horror fans.

The Blackcoat's Daughter

‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’ Is a Fable for the Lonely

January 26th, 2024 • Livia Reim

Lívia Reim explores the dark and terrible isolation that drives Osgood Perkins’s ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter.’

Friendly Beast

‘Friendly Beast’ Breaks Down Polite Society

October 27th, 2023 • Livia Reim

Livia Reim returns to Certified Forgotten with an essay on ‘Friendly Beast,’ Gabriela Amaral’s wickedly sharp Brazilian thriller.

Censor Niamh Algar

Moral Panics and Video Nasties: How Fear Turns Into Censorship in ‘Censor’

June 30th, 2023 • Livia Reim

Set in a time of government censorship, Prano Bailey-Bond’s ‘Censor’ uses video nasties to explore the darker side of moral panics.

I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House Ruth Wilson

How Trauma Shapes Perceptions of Body, Identity and Time in ‘I am The Pretty Thing That Lives in The House’

February 21st, 2023 • Livia Reim

Livia Reim explores the presence of trauma in Osgood Perkins’s ethereal horror film ‘I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House.’