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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'The Shape of Water' and 'Get Out' Cleaned Up at the Academy Awards 2018, and Here's Why:
9 months ago
Long gone are the days when the horror film is nothing more than a cheesy guilty pleasure, wrought with unbelievable circumstances and lackluster characters featuring one-dimensional brain neurons cho...
Is the Horror Heroine Making a Comeback, or Is It Just Wishful Thinking?
9 months ago
There was a time when the "horror heroine" fell by the wayside in favor of flashy and sexy superheroes. It was a sad time. Then, for ages we had to gladly put up with some of the more visceral horror ...
5 Top Articles on Kids Horror Proving Goosebumps Are Still Aplenty for the Younger Crowd
10 months 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 year 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 year 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 year 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.