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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, ...

‘It: Chapter 2’ continues themes of first movie

‘It: Chapter 2’ continues themes of first movie

Emma Corry, Features Editor

September 17, 2019

I think the reason I have always loved horror movies is the certain catharsis factor. Many horror films explore our deepest insecurities and fears. In that way, horror films can be seen as escapist. They’re a way to put a mirror on the darkest parts of our society and dress it in clown makeup.  ...

‘Gerald’s Game’ provides suspense and realistic horror elements

‘Gerald’s Game’ provides suspense and realistic horror elements

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

Wikipedia Commons With Stephen King’s record-breaking box office hit “IT” still in theaters and continuing to blow audiences away with its creepiness, it’s easy for another piece of King’s work to become overshadowed since it went straight to Netflix instead of the theater. Based off K...

‘The Dark Tower’ stands flaccid

‘The Dark Tower’ stands flaccid

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer

August 15, 2017

As with most Stephen King movie adaptations, all I can say is there are better movies than these. The plot of ‘The Dark Tower’ is quite simple thanks to the movie over-simplifying everything and turning it into a half-assed kid-friendly story: A kid named Jake from New York City has visions of...

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