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‘The Institute’ forces us to face ourselves as monsters

‘The Institute’ forces us to face ourselves as monsters

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

The spooky season lingers on with the release of Stephen King’s new novel “The Institute.”  “The Institute” has little of the usual features in horror novels such as ghosts, demons and scary woods. However, the novel is full of conspiracy theories, frightening caretakers and mysterious sh...

Throwback: Stephen King’s ‘Misery’ exhibits the horror of people

Throwback: Stephen King’s ‘Misery’ exhibits the horror of people

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

October 21, 2019

Stephen King is known today as the King of Horror when it comes to storytelling, with iconic movies and books depicting evil sewer clowns, foaming killer dogs and children rising from the dead wielding scalpels. However, while many of King’s stories depict supernatural or unexplainable scares, ...

‘Rings’ embodies ‘unnecessary sequel’

‘Rings’ embodies ‘unnecessary sequel’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

February 21, 2017

You can’t spell cringes without “Rings.” This addition to “The Ring” and “The Ring 2” is why the sequel phenomenon in Hollywood needs to stop. The premise of these movies is a deadly video that kills its viewers after seven days, and the only way to prevent your death is to make a copy ...

Freddy’s not dead

Freddy’s not dead

Megan Thorne

October 28, 2015

Kevin Roach didn’t care much for horror movies until his freshman year of college when, after coming down with the flu, he told a friend to rent every scary movie imaginable. “I used to hate scary movies,” he said. “They were too much for me and they gave me nightmares.” Roach said he ...

Five nights at Granny’s: The Visit delivers

Five nights at Granny’s: The Visit delivers

Gavin Gaddis

September 18, 2015

“The Visit” tells the story of two children who visit their estranged grandparents for a week. Becca (Olivia DeJonge) is an aspiring documentarian who enlists her brother Tyler (Ed Oxenbould) to help record their week long trip for her first feature-length documentary.   The entire ...

Carrie, the remake

Carrie, the remake

Bobby Shipman

October 31, 2013

The 2013 rendition of Stephen King’s acclaimed novel "Carrie," although not atrocious, is uninspiring and ultimately unnecessary. Stephen King published his original novel "Carrie," the story of a pre-pubescent girl with telekinetic powers, in 1973. The novel nearly failed to be when King ...

10 Scariest Horror Films

Ariana Beedie

October 31, 2013

A popular trend in the United States is watching horror films during October to prepare for Halloween. Channels like ABC Family, AMC and Syfy host marathons of scary movies all month long. Some Halloween parties even show thrillers during festivities. Here’s a short go-to list of 10 scary Halloween films...

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