Human Monsters Tv

Humans are the Scariest Monsters in Genre Television


We look at the “humans are the real monsters” trope and present seven classic examples.

Dr Frankenstein

The Most Annoying Mad Scientist Cliche is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Fault


‘Frankenstein’ brought it to the movies, but Mary Shelley’s not to blame.

Anastasia Rasputin vanishing corpses

The Mysterious Case of Vanishing Corpses, Explained


Sometimes when characters die, their bodies disappear. Let’s talk about why.

Zombies Out Of Style Article (FSR Illustration, with elements from Shutterstock)

Why Zombies Never Go Out of Style


To raise the stakes, just add zombies. It may never go out of style.

Hereditary Dead Birds

Why Dead Birds are the Ultimate Warning Sign


It’s all fun and games until the chirping stops.

Eos Mentors

Why Mentors Have To Die


Some archetypes should really come with hazard pay.


How the Devil Became a Dreamboat: Exploring the Byronic Hero with Kylo Ren


As it turns out, the popular problematic favorite and the OG problematic favorite are basically the same person.

Teakettle Sweeneyt

Have You Considered the Kettle of Rising Tension?


Water isn’t the only thing coming to a boil.

Tcm Final Girl

The History and Transformation of the Final Girl


The trope carries implications of strength, perseverance, and resilience. But where did the Final Girl come from, and how has she changed?