Mad God
Mad God

An Official Ranking of the ‘Mad God’ Kissers

October 28th, 2022 • Meg Shields

If you watched Phil Tippett’s ‘Mad God’ and wondered how well each creature could kiss, well, you’re certainly not alone.

The Witch Anya Taylor-Joy

Good for Her: Unleashing the Sexually Transgressive Woman

October 26th, 2022 • Claire C. Holland

Claire C. Holland compares how films like ‘The Witch’ and ‘Promising Young Woman’ fit into the Good For Her Cinematic Universe.

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The ‘Terrifier’ Films Mark a Return to Unsafe Horror

October 7th, 2022 • Julieann Stipidis

Julieann Stipidis kicks off Halloweiner month at Certified Forgotten with an ode to unsafe horror like ‘Terrifier’ and ‘Terrifier 2.’

Mickey Rourke Angel Heart

‘Angel Heart’ and the Twisted Allure of X-Rated Horror

October 29th, 2021 • Roxana Hadadi

Film critic Roxana Hadadi explains how Mickey Rourke and Lisa Bonet find x-rated horror in Alan Parker’s ‘Angel Heart.’

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Hagazussa and The Historical Horrorshow of Being Branded a Witch

October 25th, 2021 • Meg Shields

Film critic Meg Shields digs into Lukas Feigelfeld’s ‘Hagazussa,’ one of the most unsettling cinematic explorations of witchcraft ever made

Sigourney Weaver Natalie Portman Alien Annihilation

More Than Human: The Monstrous Women of ‘Alien’ and ‘Annihilation’

October 20th, 2021 • Gem Seddon

Film critic Gem Seddon explains how motherhood and loss transform the place of women in ‘Annihilation’ and the ‘Alien’ franchise.

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Monstrous Mammaries: The Relationship Between Breasts and Horror

October 13th, 2021 • BJ Colangelo

Film critic BJ Colangelo delves into the sordid history of breasts in horror to find the subversive heart of the genre beating just beneath.

28 Days Later Cillian Murphy

The Public’s Perception of the Penis in Horror

November 3rd, 2020 • Trace Thurman

What is it about dicks? Tallywackers, cocks, one-eyed snakes – I could go on, and…

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Brian De Palma’s ‘Carrie’ Celebrates Our Teenage Monsters

October 29th, 2020 • Katie Walsh

The book came first.  At some point in my teenage years, outgrowing Mary Higgins Clark…

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Queer Horror in ‘Knife + Heart’ and ‘Stranger by the Lake’

October 21st, 2020 • Joe Lipsett

In the last few decades, and particularly since the 2010s, queer horror has become more…