Sean T. Collins
The ecstasy of the agony: A quick guide to transcendental horror
In movies like ‘Midsommar’ and ‘The Lighthouse,’ supernatural forces liberate their protagonists from earthly concerns to a new plane of understanding.
Taking ‘The New Pope’ at face value
No show on TV casts normal-looking people to such great effect.
This emperor has no clothes
The new ‘Star Wars’ is a letdown in many ways, but especially how it neuters an all-time classic villain.
Inside David Lynch’s scariest scene
In a long, often terrifying career, The Mystery Man from ‘Lost Highway’ sticks out as the stuff of nightmares.
All hail the monumental horror-image
How striking scenes from ‘The Shining,’ ‘The Wicker Man,’ ‘The Exorcist,’ and other iconic horror movies make an indelible mark on us.
The only good online fandom left is Dune
As corporations take control of nerd culture, science fiction’s most esoteric epic remains gloriously untamed.