Review: Hereditary

“I never wanted to be your mother.”

Hereditary

What better way to return from my hiatus than with a really, really unpopular opinion? That’s right, I was disappointed in Hereditary.

I will be keeping this review free of spoilers regarding plot, but if you haven’t seen this movie (and want to) I honestly think the less you know going in, the better the experience would be, assuming you don’t get your hopes up too high.

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Top 13: Horror Movies Directed by Women

To keep up my Women in Horror Month promotions, I am proud to present to you, my top 13 picks for horror movies directed by women.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Spoiler Alert: The list is mostly spoiler free, but thematic content is sometimes discussed, so proceed with caution.

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Women in Horror Month

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This is just a reminder that today marks the beginning of the 9th Annual Women in Horror Month.

For those of you who don’t already know about this movement, it’s just a way to showcase awesome female creators working in an industry where they’re so often underrepresented.

As a woman and as a horror creator, this is something that means a lot me both personally and professionally, so you’ll be hearing a lot about it throughout the month.

If you’d like to learn more about WiHM, you can check out the official website here:

Women in Horror Month

Or their Facebook Page:

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If you’d like to further show your support of the awesome women in horror, you can easily do that by spreading awareness about this movement or even just talking about your favorite terrifying contributions to the genre that have been created by women. This is a great excuse to learn more about the people behind your favorite pieces of media and give them some recognition.

Don’t be afraid to reach out to smaller, independent creators (especially women) and let them know how much you appreciate their work.If you are a creator, this is a great time to promote the work of your female colleagues (and potentially, yourself.)

And finally, if you are a bad-ass lady in the horror industry and would be interested in some free promotion for your work (writing, photography, narrations, art, make-up, games – ANYTHING) by all means contact me. I will be offering free promotion to women in this genre all month long – regardless of experience level, sub-genre or medium. You can comment to this post, you can email me at indefenseofthehorror@gmail.com or you can get a hold of me through Tumblr.

(I’ll also be accepting fan art of any female horror characters, or any fan-made projects inspired by horror that was originally created by a woman.)

This is something I’d also love to hear about from my readers (whether you’re submitting or not) how have women in horror personally influenced or affected you?

Top 13: Free to Play Horror Games for the PC

There’s nothing worse than wanting to be terrified by a game, and being out of horror titles on your desktop. That’s why today I’m proud to present  my list for the Top 13 Free to Play Horror Games for the PC.

Pizzeria Simulator Computer

I made sure to keep this list as spoiler-free as possible, so feel free to check it out.

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Review: Five Nights at Freddy’s: Pizzeria Simulator

Yesterday Scott Cawthon released his latest game which is titled Five Nights at Freddy’s: Pizzeria Simulator. Unlike the last several games I reviewed, I was able to play through this one in a timely manner.

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This is largely because the game is available to play for free on Steam. I’ll just leave a link here for those of you who would like to experience it firsthand.

For those of you who would prefer my notes on the game however, I am proud to present to you the first iDotH review of a recent horror game.

Note: There are absolutely no story-related spoilers or specifics pertaining to the lore, but there will be a breakdown of the gameplay. Those of you who are familiar with Cawthon’s games know that sometimes the best thing to do is go in blind, so continue reading at your own risk.

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Review: Saw

“Most people are so ungrateful to be alive.”

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In order to really prepare myself for Jigsaw, which will be released on the 27th of this month, I am going back to the beginning and reviewing the film that started off what is possibly my favorite horror franchise.

Note: This review is 100% safe to read, even if you have not seen Saw – although if that’s the case I suggest you hurry up and watch it. You’re running out of time to catch up on the franchise before next Friday.

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