[31 Days of Halloween – Day 11] The Bureaucracy & Bourgeois Nightmare of Life/Death in BEETLEJUICE

Day 11 in the 31 Days of Horror chants the forbidden words: Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE!

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[31 Days of Halloween – Day 10] Gothic Memories of Slavery in LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH

Day 10 in the 31 Days of Halloween drives down to Connecticut, where the protagonists are unreliable & the vampires are white as hell.

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[31 Days of Halloween – Day 9] Not Another Mommy Trauma Slasher: DR. GIGGLES

Day 9 in the 31 Days of Halloween goes over DR. GIGGLES and the Freudian trauma, as well as the misogyny, at its core.

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[31 Days of Halloween – Day 8] Netflix’s FEAR STREET Trilogy: Contemporary Vengeance for Historical Violence

31 Days of Halloween Day 8 tackles the Fear Street trilogy, which explores how historical violence becomes perpetual contemporary violence.

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[31 Days of Halloween – Day 7] COMBAT SHOCK: The Social Decay & PTSD of Post-Vietnam America

Day 7 in the 31 Days of Halloween falls on dark times with COMBAT SHOCK (1984), a horrific, traumatic look at American PTSD after the Vietnam War.

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[31 Days of Halloween – Day 5] HOSTEL’s American Masculinity & Xenophobia

Day 5 of 31 Days of Halloween keeps on trucking with Eli Roth’s HOSTEL, a film meant to critique Americans but one that ends up very, very messy.

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