Editorials

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‘The Night House’ and Living With Anxiety

August 5th, 2022 • Matthew St. Clair

Matthew St. Clair explain how Rebecca Hall’s performance in ‘The Night House’ helped him better understand his anxiety.

Brittany Murphy Cherry Falls

The Freudian Psychodrama of ‘Cherry Falls’

August 2nd, 2022 • Annette LePique

Annette LePique returns to Certified Forgotten with a Freudian analysis of ‘Cherry Falls,’ Brittany Murphy’s horror cult classic.

Assassination Nation

‘Assassination Nation’ Is an American Horror Story

July 30th, 2022 • Molly Henery

In this month’s column, Molly Henery celebrates summer with Sam Levine’s dark, violent, and empowering ‘Assassination Nation.’

Hellbound: Hellraiser II

‘Hellraiser’s Julia: The Underrated Villainess of Horror

July 25th, 2022 • Kayleigh Donaldson

Kayleigh Donaldson returns with a love letter to Julia, the delightful villainess of ‘Hellraiser’ and ‘Hellbound: Hellraiser II.’

Butterfly Kisses

‘Butterfly Kisses’ Captures the Compulsion to Create

July 19th, 2022 • Ariel Powers-Schaub

Ariel Powers-Schaub finds a kindred spirit in ‘Butterfly Kisses,’ Erik Kristopher Myers’s 2018 found footage cult classic.

Intruder Ted Raimi

“In This Economy?” Revisiting ‘Intruder’ in 2022

July 11th, 2022 • Erin Matthews

Erin Matthews explains how Scott Spiegel’s 1989 slasher ‘Intruder’ set the stage for some of modern horror’s best kills.

Jahkara Smith Pure

‘Pure’ Rips the Heart Out of Virginity Pledges

July 5th, 2022 • Molly Henery

In her latest edition of Uterus Horror, Molly Henery gives Hannah Macpherson’s ‘Pure’ some much-deserved love.

Be My Cat: A Film for Anne

‘Be My Cat: A Film for Anne’ Is Peak Found Footage

July 1st, 2022 • Violet Burns

Violet Burns explains how Adrian Țofei’s ‘Be My Cat: A Film for Anne’ pushes the found footage genre beyond its so-called limitations.

Visitor Q Takashi Miike

The Grotesque Perversion of ‘Visitor Q’

June 28th, 2022 • Shae Sennett

Shae Sennett explains why Takashi Miike’s ‘Visitor Q’ is a gleeful exploration of humanity’s worst impulses.

The Houses October Built

Thrill-Seeking and Self-Destruction in ‘The Houses October Built’

June 22nd, 2022 • Melanie Moyer

Melanie Moyer blends the best of found footage and haunted house horror in her essay on ‘The Houses October Built.’