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multiple maniacs 428x295 - The Rambunctious Queerness of John Waters’ 'Multiple Maniacs'
July 24, 2023

R.C. Jara reflects on the arthouse extremism of the John Waters classic 'Multiple Maniacs' and the queer artists who brought

Bad Girl Boogey
July 20, 2023

Dread Central spoke with 'Bad Girl Boogey' director Alice Maio Mackay about her process and the resurgence of the mid-90s

Alice Maio Mackay Bad Girl Boogey
July 5, 2023

What is it about Samhain that stirs up trouble in the minds of impressionable youngsters? In horror films, even those

May 24, 2023

Carol and Pearl represent the deepest, ugliest parts of ourselves.

Saint Drogo
May 5, 2023

Perhaps the biggest draw of folk horror is the overwhelming sense of doom that permeates each frame. Many films in

April 26, 2023

This is part two of an article series about female axe murderers in horror. Read part one here. Reflecting on

The Legend of Lizzie Borden
February 27, 2023

This is part one of an article series about axe murderers in horror. Growing up in the US, stories of

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2
January 25, 2023

In a 2010 interview with Tobe Hooper, filmmaker Mick Garris boiled down the insanity of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Black Christmas
December 28, 2022

I watched Glen Morgan’s 2006 Black Christmas adaptation at the tender age of 11. Prior to that, my only exposure

Lost Highway
November 24, 2022

Late last month I caught a screening of Psycho and everything was perfect. Despite the hundreds of times I’ve watched

death drop gorgeous
October 26, 2022

R.C. Jara talks with the filmmakers about drag, queerness, and more.

The Strangers music
September 28, 2022

R.C. Jara looks back at a year of their column and the everlasting power of the needle drop in horror