Horror is a vast genre. But, sadly, it rarely gets the recognition it deserves. Too often, critiques disregard horror, and yet, the fandom can’t have enough.
The Beginning of Horror
Reviewing horror movies and the subgenres is quite a task. But here we go!
Horror goes back centuries when folklore and legends were born. Creatures such as ghosts, vampires, demons, witches, and underwater monsters existed well before writing about them. So, I guess we can say in a way, horror is in our DNA.
Gothic Bite Magazine recognizes that we all have different taste and that is amazing because in our opinion it means that there are no real good or bad movies. It all depends on the taste of each person.
For that reason, we decided not to offer a Top 100 BAD Horror Movies, but Cheesy instead and more about the appearance or in funny manners. So, here are our picks!
Christian Horror is growing in the genre and is taking much more space in the last decade. It has many faces, and Christian Denunciation Horror is one of them, told and explained by Kasey Hill.
First Of All, A Little About Kasey Hill
Kasey Hill has lived in Franklin County, VA, for most of her adult life. Spending two years in journalism in high school and has a few articles published in the Franklin News-Post. She built much of her young adult life around reading and writing.
After being away from the craft for a few years, she returned to the creative writing flow. She has several novels published and many more stories circulating for anthologies as she pushes her passions forth into the writing community.
The horror is a lifestyle is a thing is a term that has a different meaning to each person who identifies with it.
What Does It Mean For Me
For me, it means: embracing the horror-themed culture that brings us comfort in all things dark and spooky. Basically, we are addicted to the chills you get from anything that gives you a bit of a fright.
Horror culture is something that has blown up over the years. The boom of social media has allowed more horror lovers to showcase their love for all things horror and communities have formed.
When we think about horror movies or series, we only think about the big screen names. But forced to be inside had me discover gems behind the curtains.
According To The Critiques
Mainstream vs. indie horror is a fair question. If we are talking about horror movies, titles like Halloween and Friday the 13th comes to mind. We can go older with The Exorcist and Psycho. It goes back to the 30s with Dracula and Frankenstein.
Horror is a genre that has been snubbed over the years, over decades! The general public sees horror as a genre without paying attention to all the subgenres. Horror is the tip of the iceberg, it’s what we see but everything underneath are the subgenres.
Trick ‘r Treat is a five-story anthology all about Halloween. The stories comprise of a high school principal with a dark secret.
A college virgin looking for the right man; some teenagers that pull a sinister prank; a woman who hates Halloween has to put up with her husband that is obsessed with it; finally the hated old man gets the trick or treater of a lifetime.
Moloch is a demon often used in horror for various reasons. However, he needs a representation of his identity and what he does. So, let’s dive into the history and folklore surrounding this deity.
Before We Start, Get Holy Water And Read! Seriously, Read It!
This is an entertaining article about the demon Moloch viewed by a professional demonologist. I have certification in the field, as well as vampirology and cryptozoology. All research contains hours of work and can still be subjective to my interpretation.
WARNING: This article contains possible gruesome facts about the demon Moloch. AUDIENCE: 18+. Mature audience only. ENTERTAINMENT: This article does not suggest summoning demons. You are warned. BIBLE USED: For all my articles, I use King James’ rendition. TRIGGERS: Child sacrifice | Hell | Religion | Catholicism | Trauma | Mental Disorders.
The Black-Eyed Children folklore is gaining traction in the horror movie industry. Did you know that Black-Eyed Children are part of a general belief around the world? Mandi Konesni dive into the subject in this week’s column!
Fear The Children
A child at your door or car window with a friend or two. Asking to come inside, to make a phone call, or for a ride. It seems innocuous, but your gut screams at you.
Shrouded in shadow, something seems ‘off’ about the children. Chills race along your spine, the hair on your neck and arms stands straight up. You crack the door or roll down the window slightly…
The mermaid legend is making quite a come back in the horror movie industry. Did you know that mermaids are part of folklore around the world? Mandi Konesni dive into the subject in this week’s column!
A Siren’s Lure
A glint on the glassy sea. A trick of the eye. Nothing more than seafarers’ tales, they say. Yet, you swear you saw the glimmer of scales beneath the waves.
Heard the barest of laughs and an ethereal voice from the fog, a siren’s lure you cannot erase from your mind. Are you going mad or being ensnared in a spell as old as time? Was that a beckoning hand, summoning you into the deep?
For most of us, when we watch slasher horror movies, it is for fun. We love the adrenaline. We move on after the movie but some fall in love with the career choice of Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees.
Daniel Isn’t Real
The real life Freddy Krueger-Jason Voorhees UK slasher killer story!
For our short-lived serial spree British killer Daniel Gonzalez, however, slasher flicks were life plans. When he watched horror movies like the A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, he aspired to be the killer. He wanted to become Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees as a career.
Forget the policeman or fireman! When Daniel Gonzalez grew up, he wanted to be a real-life slasher movie serial killer. He wanted to kill and frighten strangers.
Not long ago, Gothic Bite Magazine asked for people to share their paranormal stories with us. Some of you answered the call and now, here are some of your stories…
I Knew Better
It was the summer of 96 or better referred to as “The Summer of Hell.” I can’t help but to blame myself; after all, I’ve watched plenty of horror movies to know all the basic rules, but even then I ignored the most important one.
I was young and curious. So attracted to anything horror. I played with a spirit board by myself, and if that wasn’t enough, I had chanted spells that I found in a spell book written in another language.