Pierre Roustan

I am an author, adventurer, and father, living with my wife, four daughters and one son in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I've trekked through tundras, waded through swamps, wandered through deserts, and swam in the Great Barrier Reef.

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5 Top Articles on Kids Horror Proving Goosebumps Are Still Aplenty for the Younger Crowd
15 days ago
That's right, I'll always opt for the more youthful horror sub-genre! Because it tends to be more fun than some of the "gorier" content out there. That's not to say I can't handle a little SAW here or...
Why 'The Faculty' Has So Much in Common with 'Body Snatchers' and Pink Floyd
a month ago
That was an interesting shift in horror films: Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It went from alien ships raining down on us poor earthlings to...well, us. Literally. Put a whole different spin on the word 'invasion' where it wasn't about trying to invade a planet, but several thousands bodies. And it grabbed (or I should say snatched) the horrified minds of many. What if we were invaded? What would happen to us? Nothing. For all intents and purposes, we'd be dead. We'd cease to exist. We'd be not...
'It Follows': Not Just a Cautionary Tale About Casual Sex
a month ago
There honestly should be a manual for devising a true horror story. A horror story ripe with themes and messages that will make so much sense to a reader or viewer that it absolutely has to be revisited just for its pure genius:
To This Day, 'Scream' Does What No Other Teen Horror Flick Can Do: Satirize the Entire Genre Perfectly
a month ago
The genius of it is unparalleled. Arguably this was Wes Craven's true masterpiece even beyond that of A Nightmare on Elm Street. We've seen satires or parodies before at length (Scary Movie, anyone?), but when Scream was released, not only did it seem to "satirize" an entire genre, but it took the satire and actually made it part of the plot itself.
Why 'The Craft' to This Day Is Still the Best Witchcraft Teen Horror Flick of All Time
2 months ago
The honest truth here is that most teen horror flicks get stale over time. More than any other genre, to be fair. But there are some exceptions: this is one of them.
Why the 'Goosebumps' Books Still Give You Goosebumps Without Killing You
2 months ago
Sometimes scary stories for kids are told just for entertainment. That's it. If they happen to give you a few jump scares, that's gravy! The iconic series of Goosebumps happened to be just that right ...