Edgar Allan Poe: Short Stories

This week, for our last assignment before the final project is due, we had three short stories to read by Edgar Allan Poe: “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Black Cat”, and “The Cask of Amontillado.” “The Tell-Tale Heart” is probably one of the first, if not the first, stories written by Edgar Allan Poe to which I was…

Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore

Throughout undergrad, I had a few experiences with graphic novels including Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, Marbles by Ellen Forney, and Jimmy Corrigan by Chris Ware. Usually, I’m a fan of traditional novels. It’s not that I think graphic novels are in any way inferior, but it’s the fact that it’s harder to make myself really pay attention. Sometimes I only get…

Joyride by Jack Ketchum

Joyride seemed to be on a different level than our previous novels and films. When I say “next level” I don’t mean to insinuate that was a more challenging read, but that the psychological thriller aspect was more intricate than we’d been used to. Our first novel Psycho, which was so aptly titled, really left little to…

Se7en starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman

“He’s not the devil. He’s just a man” The scariest quote in the film in my opinion. But what a comeback from last week’s lackluster Taxi Driver. Now this is what epitomizes the genre “psychological thriller” for me. The film wasn’t only about defining the characters and plot, but defining its viewers. Through the course of…