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After Texas School Shooting, 'Stranger Things' Receives A 'Graphic Violence' Warning Ahead Of Season 4

After Texas School Shooting, 'Stranger Things' Receives A 'Graphic Violence' Warning Ahead Of Season 4

After the Texas school shooting, Netflix has added a warning to the season premiere of 'Stranger Things.

27 May 2022
A Dive Into The World Of Creepypasta, The Internet's Viral Horror Genre

A Dive Into The World Of Creepypasta, The Internet's Viral Horror Genre

The 'Russian sleep experiment' is among the earliest and most successful stories from what's known as 'Creepypasta' – a genre of highly believable, viral...

16 April 2022

Horror Films And Books That Got Adapted From Internet Threads

This is part of a larger trend where a number of writers over the years have had their stories on internet forums or social media turned into books and films. 

Diary | Dining With A Phantom King

Diary | Dining With A Phantom King

Childhood reminisces of encounters with a ghost in sylvan Shillong

15 April 2022

Why We Watch Horror Films: The Psychology Of Fear

According to several studies and texts, horror is often designed to make one afraid because 'it is advantageous to our survival'.

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13 April 2022
Women's Solidarity Through Witchcraft

Women's Solidarity Through Witchcraft

The concept of the ‘witch’ draws from the European Wicca traditions. Wicca is a Neo-pagan religion that was introduced to the world in a codified form in...


13 April 2022
Halloween A Pop Culture Hit But India Has Its Own Days Of The Dead

Halloween A Pop Culture Hit But India Has Its Own Days Of The Dead

In the West, All Saints' Day is celebrated to honour the dead ancestors – it is believed that their souls come to visit, on this day. In India, we have Bhoot...


12 April 2022
Horror As An Allegory: The Ghosts Within

Horror As An Allegory: The Ghosts Within

Over the years, horror movies have changed. They are no more what they used to be -- mere jump scares with cheap thrills. A look at the recent trends of horror...


11 April 2022
Satan’s Birth To Masks That Kill: 7 Horror Films That Crawl Under The Skin

Satan’s Birth To Masks That Kill: 7 Horror Films That Crawl Under The Skin

The best horror films play on our minds rather than make us jump out of our seats. Here is a sampling, most of which are available on YouTube and OTT...


14 April 2022
Shades Of Horror: Hitchcockian, Lynchian To Haneke's Domestic Dystopia

Shades Of Horror: Hitchcockian, Lynchian To Haneke's Domestic Dystopia

Filmmakers like Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch and Micheal Haneke are masters in highlighting the dark sides of human beings in society. Their influence in...


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11 April 2022
Ghost Diary: Birth Of The Ghoul

Ghost Diary: Birth Of The Ghoul

A Delhite recalls stories of djinns, haunted havelis, ghosts and mouthwatering street food that made up his childhood in the capital city.


10 April 2022
Outlook Magazine new issue | Are horror films about loneliness and alienation?

Outlook Magazine new issue | Are horror films about loneliness and alienation?

Outlook Magazine’s current issue takes a look at horror films beyond the cinematic aspect. Are there certain periods like post war, pandemic that sees the...


10 April 2022
The Ghosts Are Us

The Ghosts Are Us

The horror movie as a separate genre has long been a favourite of cinephiles—the fantastical tales of ghouls and goblins providing nail-biting experience to...


13 April 2022
Ghost Diary: Journey To The World Of Spirits

Ghost Diary: Journey To The World Of Spirits

For the most part the world of spirits is judged to be a bad thing. Think black magic, evil spirits trying to possess people.


15 April 2022
The Witch’s Tale: Women In Indian Horror Films

The Witch’s Tale: Women In Indian Horror Films

The ghost as the empowered woman is a new theme in Hindi horror movies


15 April 2022
The Horror! The Horror!

The Horror! The Horror!

The genre has never taken root in Bollywood. Maybe because real-life horrors are enough to give us sleepless nights.


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29 May 2022
A Shadowy Hand: Kashmir’s Tryst With Horror

A Shadowy Hand: Kashmir’s Tryst With Horror

Hallucinations? Fear? Rumours? In the Valley and beyond, people keep finding threats from the unknown


29 May 2022
Meet The Desi Ghostbusters

Meet The Desi Ghostbusters

With its overload of superstition, myths, ghosts and evil spirits, the Indian market for ghost hunters is niche. But social media may have finally given it...


29 May 2022
Of Aflatoons And Djinns

Of Aflatoons And Djinns

Bad djinns may offer fodder for films, but it was through the help of good djinns that the author saw aflatoons produced from thin air


29 May 2022
Fatal Attraction: In Horror, Our Lives Are Redeemed

Fatal Attraction: In Horror, Our Lives Are Redeemed

The landscape and setting of a story often set the tone in literature and cinema dealing with horror


29 May 2022
The Horror Of The Haunted House And Lonely People

The Horror Of The Haunted House And Lonely People

Lonely, alienated people and haunted houses are two of the most distinct tropes of the horror movie. And sometimes the twain do meet


29 May 2022
How OTT Turned Into A Game-changer For Horror Movies

How OTT Turned Into A Game-changer For Horror Movies

From a pale woman clad in a white sari to eerie sounds of ghungroo coming from a distance, the genre of horror in Bollywood has mostly been similar, though OTT...


29 May 2022
Horror As The Theme Of Our Lives

Horror As The Theme Of Our Lives

In a post-apocalyptic world, with a war playing out on our handheld screens and bodies dumped on the streets, with mindless consumption ravaging our planet,...


29 May 2022
Brothers Grim: When Indian Horror Was The Ramsays Genre

Brothers Grim: When Indian Horror Was The Ramsays Genre

Indian horror was once all about sleazy movies from the Ramsay stables. It’s now seeking to scare the audience with better fare.


29 May 2022
An Allegory Written In Blood

An Allegory Written In Blood

“How was your day?” I ask my wife as if I can still ruin it...


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