By creating a window into what scares us all, horror movies give us a way of examining society’s dirty underbelly — without it realizing it’s showing us its fleshy parts.
John McDonald works for Haymarket Books and is an activist in Chicago.
Forget about Love Actually. This holiday season, take a trip back to Black Christmas, 1974’s secretly feminist horror film that spawned a generation of slashers after it.
The monsters of Kong: Skull Island are as brilliantly rendered as its politics are muddled and queasy.
Get Out has tapped into the fears of millions of people who have a growing sense that something is very wrong in this country.