Introducing The Anatomy of Horror Series

The Infinite Eleven's Anatomy of Horror The Infinite Eleven presents a new video series called Anatomy of Horror. Each episode is an analysis of an influential horror film starting with Ari Aster's...

American Psycho: Shadows and Reflections of the Id

“Greed and disgust” are Patrick’s only self-proclaimed identifiable emotions. These are the two sides of the Freudian Id. “Want” and “Do not want” rule his every decision. 

Panos Costmatos Fosters His Own Monsters in Mandy

Panos Cosmatos Fosters His Own Monsters in Mandy By Sean M. Sanford   Fostering a Monster I find that the question, “Have you seen Mandy?” is often followed by an exclamation of or equal to,...

Ringu vs. The Ring: The Culture Cycle

Before you die, you see the ring. The chilling concept of a lethal film has universal appeal because of cinema’s profound effect on our psychology. American remakes of Japanese horror films became popular in the early 2000’s after the release of The Ring (2002), based on the 1998 independent film Ringu. Kansei Engineering is a Japanese method of technological development which requires a product to appeal not only to the reason of the buyer, but to their senses as well. Born (perhaps unconsciously) from this concept, a VHS tape can record family-oriented home videos or the hideous visions of a deranged psychic child. The constant evolution of Japanese technology reflects the cyclical nature of the cursed video tape, which must be passed on like a deadly chain letter.

Creating a Monster: Practical vs. CGI

The most memorable movie monsters were crafted by human hands. Are we losing these stunning feats of artistic engineering in a sea of pixels or are we just learning to wield the sharpest tool in the box?

It Follows: Water and David Robert Mitchell

It Follows: Water and David Robert Mitchell by Sean M. Sanford     The ambiance of It Follows is apt to snag one’s attention right off, wherein no detail seems without purpose. David...