Growing up with Christian Horror

People like horror because it speaks to something primal that still exists within them. It forces them to face things they’re hardwired to be afraid of. What do you do, then, if you’re a Christian teen growing up in the ‘80s and ‘90s at the height of the “Satanic Panic,” and not allowed to watch Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, and Friday the 13th? Maybe … Continue reading Growing up with Christian Horror

Soundtrack to the Apocalypse

Ever since the pandemic began, I’ve been compiling an extreme metal Spotify playlist comprised of songs about disease, plagues, mass death, etc. Thrash, death, black, grind, doom—all of these sub-genres are represented. Instead of worrying about all the shit going on now, sometimes I just have to stop giving a fuck and joyfully bang my head to the sickness and brutality of life. Continue reading Soundtrack to the Apocalypse