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The Middle Ages are over...for the most part. But there's one aspect of our culture that remains strictly steeped in the mores and customs of those dark days: the horror genre. Modern Western horror movies are strikingly similar to old-timey conduct books and morality tales, meaning that they're incredibly predictable and formulaic — and, also, awesome.
While nowadays we use 'em to get our kicks, the tropes and structure of most horror movies play into the deep-down remnants of some very antiquated (not to mention Catholic) beliefs about innocence and vice. But, it's seeing the many different ways those basic components can be interpreted that makes horror such a fun and repeatable niche! From the irony of Scream 4 to the classics like Psycho, the sheer predictability of scary flicks is a regular barrel o'
Now, combine all that goodness with everyone's favorite childhood pastime: Choose your own adventure! We've taken that staple of family vacations and brought it into the 21st century with a fully equipped slideshow to answer the ultimate question: Do you have what it takes to survive a horror movie? And, like any good adventure, you don't have to play by the rules...if you make the wrong call and end up dead in the opening credits, there's always the "back" button. Good luck!
Following her stint on Broadway in Cabaret, Michelle Williams is back on the big screen — which means she's also back on the newsstand. The Oscar-nominated actress has posed for the April 2015 cover of Elle UK ahead of her starring role in Suite Française. Oh, how we missed those platinum locks and Louis Vuitton duds. read
We're anxious for warmer temperatures, yes. But, not everyone shares the enthusiasm for bikini season of, say, Sports Illustrated readers. Most women have some gripe or another about swimwear — and two-pieces can prove especially trying. Maybe you struggle to find sets that flatter your figure, tops that stay put, read