December 23, 2022

Escaping the Well (2022)

Sadako Yamamura hit the horror scene in Koji Suzuki’s Ring (1991); the character of Sadako is loosely based on the life of Sadako Takahashi, a self-proclaimed clairvoyant woman from Japan. Most widely known for her appearance in Ringu (1998) and then the American remake, The…
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December 18, 2022

Mr. Ghostface (2022)

The original Ghostface first appeared in the first Scream (1996) as the homicidal guise of teenagers Billy Loomis and Stu Macher—a disguise they used to hide their identities while they went on a killing spree in their hometown Woodsboro. Billy’s main motives to kill were…
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December 26, 2021

J-J-J-JASON! (2021)

As the main antagonist of the Friday the 13th franchise, Jason Voorhees is commonly mistaken to be the original killer of the series—when in fact, it was Pamela Voorhees, Jason’s mother taking revenge for the (believed) death of her dear, handsome baby boy. As a…
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December 7, 2021

Nurse Fatale (2021)

In the town of Silent Hill, monsters are manifested to act as a mirror of the anxieties and fears that surround the recurring themes of hospitalization, insanity, and death—invariably once inside the hospital, players of the video game will encounter monsters that resemble malformed, disfigured…
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December 28, 2022

Living Dead Karen (2021)

This started out as an innocent-looking woman from a photo study. I was enamored by the tidy way she kept her hair and her doe-like eyes, but the further I got with the painting the more bored I was with it—so, I decided to give…
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December 14, 2021

Game Over (2021)

Billy, the mechanical ventriloquist puppet, was meant to resemble a male clown. Designed by antagonist John Kramer, it’s a recurring icon of the Saw movie franchise. This demented puppet was used as a way to inform Jigsaw’s victims of the rules they had to follow…
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May 7, 2020

Pennywise (2020)

Pennywise, the physical form of It, manifests in the world as a shape-shifter. It takes the form of its victims’ worst nightmares—at least in the film. Within Stephen King’s novel, it is written as an ambiguous demigod and in true Lovecraftian form, it is an…
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