Every Horror Movie Has a Moral No Exceptions

Also get off my lawn!

My Top 20 Scares of 2020: #1

We made it all the way through 2020! What better way to celebrate than with an isolation/disease movie that gave me more anxiety than living through an actual pandemic?!?

My Top 20 Scares of 2020: #13

My #13 film is a classic that defined the action-space-horror subgenre. It also features one of my all-time favorite horror heroines.

We Need A Bechdel Test for Horror: Introducing the Carie-Burns Test

I think about gender in film constantly. My film reviews feature five different representation tests, including the famous Bechdel-Wallace Test. Those tests don’t quite account for all the murder and mayhem that horror ladies have to endure. It’s time for a chainsaw-proof Bechdel Test.

Every Alien Movie Ranked by How Much it Hates Women’s Bodies

The Alien franchise is an ode to the terrors of reproduction. But the original is also a classic feminist talking point. Do the rest live up to the first? Absolutely not.