The people who tell you that “darkness leads to death,” or “darkness is a dead end,” typically have something to gain from our ignorance. Or, these people who continue to push the narratives are simply ignorant themselves. Within the past few years, I’ve questioned this mindset and have found a deeper truth for myself.
Edgar Allan Poe.
The Tomahawk Man.
Progenitor of what some may deem as horror, the psychedelia and the
psychosis and the wherewithal of the human condition, writ upon the pages
of burgeoning, and troubling, times—whilst going through his own troubling
Demon conjuring, possessed mothers, misunderstood adolescents, spooky shadows and hallucination in the hypnagogic state are pretty significant moments in both films, though the argument could be made that these are simply day-in-the-life coincidences that we all deal with throughout our individual journeys.
2018 Noteworthy Horror: Haunting of Hill House
“It’s what lay in the greatest works of fiction, and it’s the reason why so many of us glue steadfastly, binging episode after episode, unable to look elsewhere…” -David Burchell
2018 Noteworthy Horror: Hereditary
“While Hereditary may start with a tense uncertainty of what’s to come, it effectively evolves into a beautifully crafted portrait of grief and how each individual learns to cope.” -Chris Patterson