Tag Archives : horror

A Jelly Chick, A Black Widow, and A Tortured Tease Walked into a School Dance…


Stranger Things is an entertaining walk back into the 1980s with a modern sensibility that allows representation through the gift of hindsight. The characters are richly developed, and the storyline delivers all the thrills and chills fantasy fans could ever want. Because the character arcs are so well developed, when there are characters whose arcs have corners, it stands out.…

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Black Mirror Season 4 Continues to Warn Us About the Pitfalls — and Terror — of Technology


Black Mirror‘s fourth season dropped on Netflix Dec. 29th, 2017, just in time for everyone to binge-watch it over New Year’s weekend — which is exactly what I did. I’ve been a fan of the series since it debuted in 2011. The first two seasons were three episodes each. In 2015, Netflix commissioned twelve episodes, resulting in six episodes for…

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Get Out of Here with That Comedy Label


Get Out, the suspenseful social commentary wrapped in the trappings of the horror genre, took the world by storm when it was released earlier this year. Audiences and critics alike were not altogether sure what to do about the blockbuster and the way it showed how reality-based horror could make an impact with movie-going audiences and on social movements. Even…

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Choose Your Instrument: Announcing Sheet Music to My Acoustic Nightmare


Here at Speculative Chic, we’ve made a habit of focusing not just on the mainstream popular science fiction and fantasy of the current day, but also highlighting the hidden gems. Today, we’re pleased to celebrate the publication of a new poetry collection, Sheet Music to My Acoustic Nightmare, by Speculative Chic contributor Stephanie M. Wytovich. Take a break from the merriment…

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Mermaids From Hell: Mira Grant’s Rolling in the Deep


When you picture mermaids, I’m assuming that something like Disney’s famous redhead, Ariel, comes to mind. Am I right? That’s a fairly common image. Mermaids, in general, are seen as beautiful creatures, half human female, and half elegant fish. But what if they weren’t the gorgeous, singing, harmless beings that we’ve been led to believe in? Mira Grant answered that…

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