Scooby-Doo, Plot Holes and Why They’re Needed

Some time ago, I wrote an article on the idea that plot holes are necessary. That is, spend enough time looking at any given creative product and you'll find some plot hole that logically should keep the story from working. Recently I finished binge watching the first two seasons of the original Scooby-Doo series, and …

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Accidentally Christian: A Look at Richard Donner’s The Omen

Here's a concept I learned in college: All truth is God's truth. In other words, because truth is an objective thing which exists outside of us, we can look at anything that makes a statement about life and affirm theparts of it which reflect objective truth. You can look at Norse myths about Balder, the …

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4 Things Artists Can Learn from Terence Fisher

If you do any kind of research into the best horror films ever made, you'll eventually hear about the works of Terence Fisher. Fisher directed a number of excellent horror films for a company called Hammer Studios in the 1950's and 1960's. Many of these films starred Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, usually as two …

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10 Tips for Surviving a Universal Monster Movie

With Halloween coming up next month, I decided to finish watching Universal Studios' best-known monster movies (Frankenstein, Dracula, The Invisible Man, The Mummy, The Creature from the Black Lagoon). I've already mentioned one of these movies in a recent article, and plan to analyze another in an article I'll release at the end of October. For now, …

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Everything I Need to know About Horror I Learned from Disney

Growing up, I couldn’t stand anything scary. I even cried when I saw the beginning scene of the movie Monsters, Inc. I’m fairly certain it got so bad my family left the theater. Then again I was only five years old, so it’s a hazy memory. As a result, I effectively swore off anything scary …

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