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(And horror-influenced/horror-adjacent stuff -- thrillers with horror elements, zombie stuff, splatter films, etc.!)

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I inherited my love of horror from my mom, who always watched a lot of horror movies with me! But I also grew to love it by sharing it with friends, getting excited about the really riveting stuff and just goofing around with the sillier stuff at sleepovers in high school. Here's to you, Clock Tower 2: The Struggle Within.

Today my tastes in horror are very diverse. I absolutely adore complex, "smart" horror that makes you think and/or gets you really invested -- "meta slasher" is my favorite horror film genre, if that tells you anything. But I also love camp, cheese and lightheartedness on its own fun merits, and I don't think it automatically makes movies or games less good, thought-provoking or interesting. In fact, I think people are way too quick to dismiss budget/amateur stuff as just funny-bad because it's budget/amateur. But I also love having fun with legitimately so-bad-it's-good horror, too. (Personally, though, I'm not into stuff that's really exploitative or really gross/gory/fucked-up for shock.)

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Horror For Kids

A curated list of horror kids' media.

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Favorite Films

All Cheerleaders Die poster

All Cheerleaders Die

2013, dir. Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson

Battle Royale poster

Battle Royale

2000, dir. Kinji Fukasaku

Blair Witch Project poster

Blair Witch Project

1999, dir. Daniel Myrick

House poster


1977, dir. Nobuhiko Obayashi
aka Hausu

Parasite poster


2019, dir. Bong Joon-ho

Resident Evil poster

Resident Evil

2002, dir. Paul W. S. Anderson

Scream poster


1996, dir. Wes Craven

Tag poster


2015, dir. Sion Sono

Wes Craven's New Nightmare poster

Wes Craven's New Nightmare

1994, dir. Wes Craven

Other Highly-Recommended Films

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  • Blair Witch (2016, dir. Adam Wingard)

—— C ——

  • Cabin in the Woods (2012, dir. Drew Goddard)

—— D ——

  • Detention (2011, dir. Joseph Kahn)

—— J ——

  • Jennifer's Body (2009, dir. Karyn Kusama)

—— N ——

  • Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, dir. Wes Craven)
  • Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987, dir. Wes Craven)

—— P ——

  • Poltergeist (1982, dir. Tobe Hooper)

—— S ——

  • Shaun of the Dead (2004, dir. Edgar Wright)
  • The Shining (1980, dir. Stanley Kubrick)

—— U ——

  • Us (2019, dir. Jordan Peele)

Favorite Games

Still working on this section! (I'm having a hard time deciding, to be honest.)

Other Highly-Recommended Games

—— D ——

  • Detention (2017)

—— M ——

—— P ——

—— R ——

  • Resident Evil aka Resident Evil 1 Remake (2002)
  • Resident Evil 2 aka Resident Evil 2 Remake (2019)
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017)
  • Resident Evil Village aka Resident Evil 8 (2021)

—— S ——

  • Silent Hill 3 (2003)