Dangerous Hashtags, Acceptable Homicide, and Dissecting the Soska Ban
It has never been a matter of "protecting" users... it's all about content control.
Is Anywhere Safe for Horror on Social Media?
We have created our best friend and most dangerous enemy in social media.
#Horror - Is It Worth the Fight?
A couple of weeks ago I sent a letter out to some of the biggest names in horror journalism including Fangoria and Rue Morgue hoping to get statements about the ongoing #horror controversy as it is. At the time of publishing this article, I have only received a response from Andrea Subissati of Rue Morgue. I am in no way attempting to disrespect or cause any form of schism or hard feelings towards anyone in the horror community, especially with the outlets I have reached out
Who Does the #horror Embargo Hurt?
I have had a few people ask me lately what the big deal is over the #horror embargo that's happening on Instagram. "Why not use another tag?" and "Who's it hurting?" As for another tag, currently you can tag anything with the prefix of #horror (i.e., #horrorauthor, #horrorblog, #horrormovie, etc...) and it doesn't throw any flags or stop you. But what happens when that changes and, more importantly, why should we be okay with being warned repeatedly that what we love is "harm
Dear Instagram, Horror is Healthy.
It came to our attention last week that something unfortunate is happening on social media. Instagram in particular (but Facebook, Tumblr, and YouTube as well) has begun censoring posts with the hashtag #horror. When you search for #horror you’re immediately greeted with a message asking if you’re okay and offering links in case you need some kind of emotional or psychological help. If you proceed to search for #horror anyway, you’re only allowed to view the Top Rated posts u
ScareLA Launches First Halloween Pop-up Theme Park!
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- July 26, 2018 - ScareLA, the original summer Halloween convention, announced today a brand new creative direction and theme for it’s 2018 event. Set to thrill audiences this August 25 & 26, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, SoCal’s premier show will take place with the lights off. Revealing the world’s first summer Halloween pop-up theme park under the title “Descend Into Darkness,” ScareLA continues to push the envelope of the horror genre and deli