horror

Peele’s second thriller Us exceeds high expectations

Peele’s second thriller <em>Us</em> exceeds high expectations

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 03/27/19 Following the success of his thriller Get Out (2017), director Jordan Peele’s sophomore film Us (2019) debuts an original horror story combining the best of slasher movies with a deeper psychological twist. Us begins with the backstory of Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) and her traumatizing experience […]

Rocky Horror screening delights newcomers

<em>Rocky Horror</em> screening delights newcomers

Kailey Love | Managing Editor 10/18/18 The Halloween season brings about some of the most beloved holiday traditions; pumpkin picking, trick-or-treating, monster mashing, what have you. But, most importantly, the change in the weather indicates that one of the paramount spooky activities is upon us once more — it’s time to do the time warp […]

Banshees on the Bluff: Duquesne’s haunted history explored

Banshees on the Bluff: Duquesne’s haunted history explored

10/26/17 By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor Well, folks, it’s that time of year again. The weather has finally turned, and the air, tinged with autumn’s chilly bite, carries in it the promise of impending winter. ‘Tis the season for hayrides and hand-carved jack-o-lanterns, candied apples and ghost stories around the fire. Unfortunately, there’s no […]

‘Cure for Wellness’ cannot cure script, pacing problems

‘Cure for Wellness’ cannot cure script, pacing problems

By Sean Ray | A&E Editor Starring Dane DeHaan and Jason Isaacs, “A Cure for Wellness” is a psychological… actually, the second part of that is a bit difficult to describe. It’s not scary enough to be a horror movie. It doesn’t quite have the non-stop excitement needed to be a thriller. It lacks the […]

Titans of terror ranked

Titans of terror ranked

By Sean Ray | a&e editor Any Halloween aficionado is sure to have a favorite horror movie, whether it’s the gothic “Dracula,” the suspenseful “Halloween franchise” or the jump-scare laden “Paranormal Activity.” But what about your favorite horror movie actor? This question seems to get asked much less. In a way, it makes sense. Horror […]

Can “Scream” survive without original creator?

Can “Scream” survive without original creator?

By Sean Ray | a&e editor On Sept. 1, “Scream: The TV Series” aired the last episode of its first season. Two days before, Wes Craven – creator of horror classics like “The Hills Have Eyes,” “Last House on the Left,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and the original “Scream” – passed away. There is […]

Q&A: A conversation with Stef Hutchinson

By: Joel Frehn | The Duquesne Duke Recently, I had the chance to talk with Stef Hutchinson about his work on the comics for Halloween and Demons. Hutchinson has a distinguished bibliography/filmography in the Horror genre. Some of his contributions include writing, directing, and producing the documentary Halloween: 25 Years of Terror; contributing segments to […]