On how she slays me Halloween and every day

Drusilla: Do you love my insides, the parts you can’t see? Spike: Eyeballs to entrails, my sweet. That’s why I’ve got to study this Slayer. Once I know her I can kill her. And once I kill her you can have your run of Sunnyhell. Get strong again. Drusilla: Don’t worry. Everything’s switching. Outside to … Continue reading

What’s the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?

Jill Kolongowski—I suppose if I were to answer this honestly, I’d have to say EVERY SCARY MOVIE EVER. I don’t do well with them because I have vivid nightmares. I stopped watching horror movies after The Ring, not necessarily because it’s the scariest movie ever, but because I could not get the images out of … Continue reading

October 25-31, 2010

This week is Halloween Week on The Idler! To close out a week of shudders and scares, in “Idle Thoughts,” The Idler’s writers answer the question “What’s the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?” In “Dysphonia,” Mike Vincent shares a story of an album, loved, lost, and rediscovered. Read “The ballad of Jackie Lomax” In “The … Continue reading

How AMC and TCM saved my Halloween

Every year I lament the state of the Halloween horror movie marathon.  Sure, networks try (A Friday the 13th here, a Nightmare on Elm Street there), but it almost always feels like an obligation and not the indulgence it should be.  What’s Halloween without a proper horror marathon?  Thankfully, this year I didn’t have to ask. … Continue reading

Top 10 traumatizing childhood movie moments

It’s that time of year where we relish in the television programming of numerous month-long horror moviethons. It’s also that time of year when children’s fears are formed by inadvertently catching a glimpse of daddy’s favorite slasher flick. We’ve all been scarred by witnessing something we shouldn’t in movies and television at a young age. … Continue reading

The horror before words

Halloween is perfect for video games. In a sense, nearly everyone who turns on a video game is putting on a costume to run around as Mario, Master Chief, or a lovingly-crafted World of Warcraft avatar for just a little while. There’s also some scary, scary shit out there. The original Metroid is scary. Fighting … Continue reading

Jill and the Great Pumpkin (truffles)

In anticipation of Halloween, I decided to do something that terrified me: I was going to attempt to make some candy. It was also my roommate Paige’s birthday, and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to avoid the awkward task of picking out a gift for someone you are newly friends with and … Continue reading