Posts by Courtney Penley

Cine-Ween: UNIVERSAL’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS AND CLASSIC FILM TO MAZE ADAPTATIONS

Halloween is my favorite time of year. I love to see the spooky decorations and costumes come out. I don’t need an excuse to watch horror movies, but I love to see the 31 Days of Horror challenges that my friends post on social media. This is the one time of year that I actually enjoy going to the store. One event that I never miss here in Los Angeles is Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights (HHN). What makes HHN unique among all the haunts around town is the multitude of intellectual properties that the studio has in its library.
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A Brief Primer in Black Horror Inspired by HORROR NOIRE

The recent release of the documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror has folks buzzing about black representation in horror films. The documentary, inspired by the book Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present by Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, is both entertaining and educational. Viewers are offered a glimpse into the minds of some of the most influential black filmmakers on the scene. If you’re interested in learning more about the film, check it out on Shudder and read our review here. Upon seeing it, I felt inspired to revisit some of my favorite black
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