One of the more popular video game-centric creepypastas, or scary stories shared on the Internet, revolves around an old and extremely obscure video game called Killswitch. The game Killswitch was supposedly released in 1989 by the Karvina Corporation, a company based out of Czechoslovakia, although some sources incorrectly identify it as a Russian company. It […]Read more "The Video Game “Killswitch”"
In the second article on the works of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, this one is going to focus on what is called the “Cthulhu Mythos.” Right away, most people are familiar with the name Cthulhu and the vague image of an octopus-headed, dragon-bodied, winged alien demon entity. But there is much more to the Cthulhu […]Read more "Lovecraftian Horror: The Cthulhu Mythos"
While most people can easily recognize Cthulhu, the titular deity from H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, what many do not realize is that Lovecraft’s work was actually divided into two major categories. One being the Cthulhu Mythos, featuring aliens and cosmic deities that has received almost all of the mainstream attention, while the second is referred […]Read more "Lovecraftian Horror: The Dream Cycle"
If there is one universal symbol that many associate with Halloween, it would have to be the image of a bright, orange pumpkin with a face carved into it. People leave Jack-o-lanterns on their porches, children carry plastic versions to carry candy for trick-or-treating, and it’s even the logo for the horror film Halloween. But […]Read more "The Story of the Jack-O-Lantern"
J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings series and the setting of Middle-Earth helped create the modern fantasy genre as it is known today, with an in-depth history, numerous races with their own languages and colorful characters. But aside from Tolkien’s more well-known works such as The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The […]Read more "The Blue Wizards of Middle-Earth"
The most recent film in the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens was mostly met with an overwhelmingly positive response considering the amount of buildup and skepticism regarding the film’s story. For most Star Wars fans, The Force Awakens (or an “Episode VII” in general) was a film that was eagerly […]Read more "The Expanded Universe in The Force Awakens"
The Pokemon franchise began as a series of Role-Playing-Games (RPGs) for the Gameboy, and has since expanded into a trading card game, a television show and even a few films based on the show. For kids who grew up in the 90’s and the early 2000’s, it was impossible to avoid the media frenzy surrounding […]Read more "Pokemon: Lavender Town Syndrome"