Peter Gallagher House on Haunted Hill
Peter Gallagher House on Haunted Hill

Before Reality Television, There Was ‘House on Haunted Hill’

January 17th, 2024 • Grant Butler

Grant Butler explains how William Malone’s ‘House on Haunted Hill’ tapped into the future of reality television.

Ginger Snaps Back the Beginning

In ‘Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning,’ Men Are the Real Monsters

December 28th, 2023 • Molly Henery

Molly Henery completes her ‘Ginger Snaps’ essay series with a look at the horror western prequel, ‘Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning.’

The Great Satan Everything Is Terrible!

‘The Great Satan’ Puts the ‘Found’ In Found Footage

December 20th, 2023 • Nathan Keowen

Nathan Keowen digs into ‘The Great Satan,’ an unconventional horror film from found footage collective Everything Is Terrible!


‘Slashers’ Has No Patience for Reality TV

December 15th, 2023 • Darcy McBrinn

Darcy McBrinn unearths the delicious subtext of Maurice Devereaux’s ‘Slashers’ and explains how the film puts reality TV in its crosshairs.

Sarah Jones Mr. Jones

‘Mr. Jones’ Is a Twisted Take on Found Footage – And So Much More

December 8th, 2023 • Erin Devany

Erin Devany returns to Certified Forgotten with an exploration of Karl Mueller’s ‘Mr. Jones,’ a twisted take on the found footage format.

Najarra Townsend The Stylist

Intimate Fears of the Service Industry in ‘The Stylist’

November 30th, 2023 • Devaughn Taylor

DeVaughn Taylor explains why Jill Gevargzian’s ‘The Stylist’ hits especially hard for people who work in the service industry.

Julia Garner We Are What We Are

Breaking Free From Trauma in ‘We Are What We Are’

November 20th, 2023 • Molly Henery

Molly Henery writes about the depiction of cannibalism, trauma, and adolescence in Jim Mickle’s ‘We Are What We Are.’

Satan's School for Girls

Pentagrams, Crows, and ‘Satan’s School for Girls’

November 10th, 2023 • Victoria Jaye

Victoria Jaye explains why the ‘Satan’s School for Girls’ remake endures as an important time capsule of witches in 2000s popular culture.

Vincent Price the Hilarious House of Frightenstein

How Vincent Price Headlined ‘The Hilarious House of Frightenstein’

November 9th, 2023 • Ryan Uytdewilligen

Ryan Uytdewilligen explains the unlikely marriage of horror icon Vincent Price and Canadian kid’s show ‘The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.’

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane Amber Heard

The Sun-Soaked Subversion of ‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’

November 2nd, 2023 • Liam Griffin

Liam Griffin tackles the sun-soaked horror subversion of Jonathan Levine’s ‘All The Boys Love Mandy Lane.’