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Editor's Note
The following are current topic ideas for guest and staff content, including reviews, editorials, lists, and other topics. This list is updated frequently to reflect current content needs.

MONTHLY TIME SENSITIVE CONTENT

  • Mario Bava Tribute (birthday July 31; due July 25)
  • George Romero Tribute (death July 16; due 11)
  • Tribute to Canadian Horror (due July 25)
  • Sleepaway Camp Retrospective 1-3 (now on Shudder) (due July 18)
  • Maniac Cop Retrospective 1-3 (due July 18)
  • Best Shark Movies (due July 11)
  • Best/Worst Parents in Horror (due July 19)

Five On It Ideas (five films around a select theme, ideally lesser known films):

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  • There’s Something in the Water
  • Killer Bugs
  • Creature Feature
  • Tourist Trap (Destination/Vacation Horror)
  • Killer Toys
  • Back to School
  • Stranger Danger
  • It Came From Above
  • Natural Disaster
  • Body Horror
  • Sleeping With the Enemy
  • Other Ideas Welcome!

 

ONGOING CONTENT REQUESTED

Reviews from our digital screener library.

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Typically, screeners are reserved for staff writers. However, if you are applying for a staff writer position and would like to join our review time, limited access may be granted for purpose of your application process. You may email us at editor@morbidlybeautiful.com to request access to this library.

We need someone to take over the monthly feature “Down the Video Aisle” highlighting all the upcoming indie VOD/digital streaming releases for the month. 

We would love someone to do a regular column highlighting great indie horror shops and merchandise.

“Best of Shudder” lists: ie, Best Supernatural Horror Films on Shudder, 10 Best Shudder Exclusives, Best 70s Horror on Shudder, etc.

Top ten torture porn, extreme horror, most difficult to watch horror, controversial horror, underground horror.

Ongoing Series You May Contribute Content To:

  • Flashback/Retro Reviews
  • Foreign Films
  • Erotic Horror
  • Cult Distributor reviews/Blu-ray Reviews
  • Shudder/Netflix/Hulu reviews
  • Women in Horror
  • Best of Lists
  • In Defense Of (Defending polarizing horror films)
  • Digging Deep (film analysis/deeper themes)
  • Diversity in Horror/LGBTQ+
  • Filmmaker or Artist Spotlights
  • Friday Funds: Horror Shops and Product Reviews/Announcements

Horror Fiction Reviews – both writer selected and assigned from editor. (If you are interested in joining our staff as a horror fiction writer, please email us at editor@morbidlybeautiful.com.)

Horror games, comics, anime, television, and other non-film content.

Any film analysis pieces that dig deeper and discuss meaningful themes and messages in horror.

Best/scariest movies on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Shudder, Apple TV, HBO Max, etc.

Content contributed by and dedicated to black creators and films/projects.

SHUDDER EXCLUSIVES AND PREMIERES FOR COVERAGE

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METAMORPHOSIS (premieres Thursday, July 2)

In this fresh spin on a demonic possession story, Joong-Su, an exorcist, must face a demon he tragically failed to defeat in the past when it targets his brother’s family next. The demon assumes the form of different family members to sow confusion and distrust, destroying the unit from within. With his loved ones in peril, Joong-Su must face the demon again, at the risk of his own life.  Starring Bae Sung-Woo, Sung Dong-Il and Jang Young-Nam. Directed by Hong-Seon Kim. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

THE BEACH HOUSE (premieres Thursday, July 9)

Escaping to a family’s beach house to reconnect, Emily and Randall find their off-season trip interrupted by Mitch and Jane, an older couple acquainted with Randall’s estranged father. Unexpected bonds form as the couples let loose and enjoy the isolation, but it all takes an ominous turn as increasingly strange environmental phenomena begin to warp their peaceful evening. As the effects of an infection become evident, Emily struggles to make sense of the contagion before it’s too late. Starring Liana Liberato, Noah Le Gros, Jake Weber and Maryanne Nagel, directed by Jeffrey A. Brown. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

LAKE OF DEATH (premieres Thursday, July 16)

A year after her twin brother died a mysterious death, Lillian and her friends head to the old family cabin to say their goodbyes. But soon after they arrive, eerie and gruesome events begin to occur. As the lines between reality and Lillian’s nightmares blur, she must fight both an external and internal struggle to stay alive. Is a horrific local legend becoming reality, or is the real enemy among them.

IMPETIGORE (premieres Thursday, July 23)

(Sundance 2020 Official Selection) After surviving a murder attempt in the city, Maya, a down-on-her-luck young woman, learns that she may inherit a house in her ancestral village. With her friend Dini, Maya returns to the village of her birth, unaware that the community there has been trying to locate and kill her to remove the curse that has plagued the village for years. As she begins to discover the complicated reality about her past, Maya finds herself in a fight for her life. Starring Tara Basro, Ario Bayu, Marissa Anita, Christine Hakim, Asmara Abigail, directed by Joko Anwar (Satan’s Slaves, another Shudder Original). A SHUDDER ORIGINAL (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS (premieres Thursday, July 30)

Tracking major theatrical releases, obscure titles and straight-to-video gems, this four-plus-hour documentary explores ‘80s horror films year-by-year. Topics include groundbreaking practical effects; the home-video revolution; poster art and project marketing; creative and budgetary challenges; sound design and musical scores; the 3-D resurgence; heroes and villains; sex, nudity and “the final girl” controversy; and the pop culture context that fueled the genre. Filled with countless clips and entertaining moments, In Search of Darkness is a nostalgia trip through a game-changing decade, as told by both experts and the icons who influenced the modern landscape of genre cinema.