Ranking Every Scott Derrickson Movie (including The Black Phone)

When it comes to modern day masters of horror, Scott Derrickson is a name that often gets overlooked among others like James Wan, Jordan Peele, or Ari Aster.  But his incredibly solid body of horror work goes back two decades, and his most recent release, The Black Phone is further evidence of the genius of his craft.  So we wanted to give Derrickson his due, … Continue reading Ranking Every Scott Derrickson Movie (including The Black Phone)

Scott Derrickson and the Art of Blending Horror with Other Genres

Few directors have had the consistently strong track record of Scott Derrickson, particularly in such a short period of time. Getting his start with 2000’s Hellraiser: Inferno (one of the better direct to video sequels of that franchise), he hit it big with the trifecta that was The Exorcism and Emily Rose, Sinister, and Deliver Us from Evil, one after another (with a remake of … Continue reading Scott Derrickson and the Art of Blending Horror with Other Genres

Demonic Possession: Hollywood vs. “True” Stories

Demonic possession and exorcism have made for entertaining and terrifying horror films for decades. The very idea that some foreign entity, be a spirit, ghost, or demon could enter a person and take over their body is a rather disturbing idea. However, like most other Hollywood portrayals, there’s a great deal of exaggeration and embellishment to makes things more interesting. And the media’s portrayal of … Continue reading Demonic Possession: Hollywood vs. “True” Stories