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Staff profile for Drew Coffey.

COLUMN: ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’: a forgotten sci-fi/horror gem

Drew Coffey, Columnist November 7, 2023

No film has portrayed the feeling of public isolation and warped realism better than the 1978 classic “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” directed by Philip Kaufman.   The film is a remake of the...

Staff profile for Drew Coffey.

COLUMN: ‘The Strangers’: a flawed film masked with empty scares

Drew Coffey, Columnist October 24, 2023

I can assure you that after watching this film, you will never answer the door for a stranger ever again.   The film is “The Strangers” made in 2008 and was written and directed by Bryan Bertino....

Brie Coder is a graduate student studying graduate student in communication and leadership and can be reached at or 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Who truly takes the crown as ‘The King of Horror Literature?’

Brie Coder, Columnist October 18, 2023

R.L. Stine versus Edgar Allan Poe versus Stephen King. Who truly takes the crown as “The King of Horror Literature?” Now, this is a question I cannot answer myself. Instead, I am leaving it up to...

two dudes talk movies

Two Dudes Talk Movies Ep. 9: Jeepers Creepers

Cam'ron Hardy and Drew Coffey November 2, 2022

Cam and Drew discuss the 2001 horror film, Jeepers Creepers. In this episode, Drew justifies his reasons as to why this is one of his favorite movies to a skeptical Cam. This is the last scary movie...

two dudes talk movies

Two Dudes Talk Movies Ep. 7: It (2017)

Drew Coffey and Cam'ron Hardy October 17, 2022

Cam and Drew discuss the 2017 horror film, It.

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2022) is a sliced and diced mess of a film

Drew Coffey, Columnist March 1, 2022

“Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is one of Netflix's earliest film releases of 2022 and was directed by David Blue Garcia. It stars Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, Olwen Fouéré, and Mark Burnham as Leatherface....

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: John Carpenter’s “The Fog” is a dated yet charming look at older era of horror

Drew Coffey, Columnist February 15, 2022

John Carpenter’s "The Fog” was released in 1980 and stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, Adrienne Barbeau, and Janet Leigh. It tells the story of the small town of Antonio Bay being attacked by a mysterious...

Ian Stoubaugh

COLUMN: Jumpscares are used for bad movies

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist February 4, 2022

I am a big fan of horror movies. I’ve been watching them since I was a little kid, even since before I could remember. Because of how much I’ve watched, and because it was almost like I was raised...

The baseball team celebrates with Hunter Beetley (7) after his walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the 11th inning during the Panthers first game of a three-game series against Eastern Kentucky Saturday at Coaches Stadium. The Panthers won the first game 13-11.

Popcorn Talk: ‘Eraserhead’ (1977)

Logan Raschke, Podcast Editor July 9, 2020 • This podcast is also available on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and five other platforms! Click here to find out more. David...

‘Under the Skin’ is an alluring, somber sci-fi experience

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2019

Editor's note: This review contains spoilers. Jonathan Glazer’s alien drama/horror/science fiction film "Under the Skin" grips onto open-minded audiences with its abnormal, often uncomfortable visual...

‘American Horror Story’ is more than a typical horror series

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor September 16, 2018

Recently “American Horror Story” has aired the season premiere for “Apocalypse,” and all the hype for this new season is well deserved.  AHS is in my opinion one of the most interesting television...

Review: ‘Hereditary’ is a great film, but is it a classic?

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief June 11, 2018

Hereditary was a great and well executed film, with Ari Aster writing and directing the film. This is Aster's debut feature film, and he certainly did a wonderful job writing and directing the film. Other...

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