Til Death Do Us Part–My Favorite Final Couples

Valentine's Day is tomorrow, and all week we've been celebrating romance in horror here on the site. I'll be continuing that trend today with a look at three of my favorite final couples. These are the couple that weathered the proverbial storm, survived the horror, maybe even defeated the ultimate evil. However they got there, at the end of the day they were still standing, and I like to think their love was stronger for it. So without further ado, here are three of my favorite final couples.   Nick and Elizabeth--The Fog (1980) The Fog features two of[...]


Til Death Do Us Part: Best Spooky Couples

Being that Valentine's day is this weekend and our theme this week on the Midnight Society is Til Death Do Us Part (Romance in Horror), I wanted to talk about some of my absolutely favorite spooky couples from movies. And then I want to hear from you. Which spooky couple is your favorite? Oh, and if you're following along on the series, Faith has already kicked off our theme with a post on The Bride of Frankenstein! Check it out. There is not much that I love in the world, more than horror. But I do love romance and horror. Which of the people below are your favor[...]


Slashers: Before Then, Then, and Now

This week's theme is slashers, so you'll read a tributes to our favorite villains and learn what makes a good slasher movie. As the first writer of the week, I decided to take the long view. What are the slasher's origins? What typified the slasher's heyday? How have filmmakers varied on the slasher theme since its inception? Let's take a look at slashers from before then to then to now. Before Then: The Slasher's Origins Slasher plots originated in the mystery genre as films where people were killed one by one until the killer was found. The Terror (1928): Gu[...]


You Can’t Do a Slasher Movie as a TV Series

OR CAN YOU? Alright kids, if you haven't heard, MTV is putting out Scream, yes as in the Scream movies, as a TV series. All of the promos for this show make me so happy, but this one's my favorite. The best thing about the Scream movies was that they have a sense of humor about them, largely put together by Randy. You remember Randy? source   I really hope the TV series has a Randy. Here are two more trailers, because they're actually funny which makes them worth watching. The series will premiere on June 30th. MURDER. MAYHEM. JOKES. Will you[...]


Urban Legends

The first urban legend I ever heard was the legend of the hook man. I was probably five or six and by that time, I was already addicted to scary stories and movies. My dad would turn the living room lights down and tell the story. My brother and I hung on every single word. Sure, little things changed here or there, but for the most part the key elements of the story remained the same. Have you heard of the Hook Man?   Let me summarize it for you. A young couple out on a date is parked at a lover's lane, kissing in a car. They've been interupted once or[...]