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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!
Every season, we spot recycled trends coming down the runway. We’ve heard (and, hey, reported on) how hot the bob is and how to perfect your ponytail. We’ve even quaked in fear at the mention of the return of the perm. But, can we just say, we’re tired of the same old, same old?
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Summer adventures will soon draw to a close, but never fear, stargazers. The coming of autumn is a cause to celebrate, not mourn. With the sun in Virgo, it's this earth sign's time to shine, whether through a new business venture, artistic endeavor, or even simply an edgy, new haircut — but the fresh-start vibes don't read