The Curse This is The Curse, a column by Miyako Pleines about the poetry and persuasion of horror films.

Despite Its Dark Ending, ‘Ginger Snaps’ Still Made Me Want a Sibling

My preoccupation with suicide was less about actually dying and more about grappling with my own sense of agency in the world.

Aug 26, 2021
Shades of Yellow Heighten the Horror of ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’

In Tobe Hooper’s famous horror film, the color yellow is a visual catalyst for the evil that is to come.

Jul 26, 2021
Tura Satana Taught Me to Find Power in My Asian Identity

At times, I’d like a woman to be the one in pursuit.

Jun 24, 2021