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The Foundation of Horror Films (As Told by Halloween 1978 & 2008)

The Foundation of Horror Films (As Told by Halloween 1978 & 2008)

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff May 6, 2015

Horror films are built on the foundation of society’s fears and function by making them into a reality. Alongside this basic rule, the classic tropes of Horror come into play, as well as new contemporary...

Response: American Hustle Cannot Be A

Response: American Hustle Cannot Be A “Film Nior”

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff May 6, 2015

Although, I’ve only spent a brief few months learning about all the different aspects of film noir in my Dark Genres class, I can say with profound confidence that American Hustle is as close to a film...

May The Fourth Be With You: Why

May The Fourth Be With You: Why “Star Wars” Is So Important

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff May 4, 2015

“A long time ago in a galaxy far far away” has become synonymous with one of the most well-known and culturally significant movies of our time, Star Wars. Star Wars is a narrative sci-fi epic spanning...

The Hypocrisy of Personality Tests

The Hypocrisy of Personality Tests

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff April 9, 2015

I feel that we live in a world where we’re told that our sense of self, our integrity and independence comes second to "so-called" reality. In terms of working and being a productive member of society,...

How PAX East Saved My Life

How PAX East Saved My Life

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff April 2, 2015

  Getting trapped in the monotony of your day-to-day can cloud your long term goals. Trudging week after week through the daily schedule of work, school, bills, and general responsibilities...

Marvel's

Marvel’s “Star Wars” Comics Make The Franchise Better

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff April 2, 2015

The Star Wars saga has returned to Marvel, dishing out canon storyline of our favorite heroes and villains from the original trilogy, helmed by acclaimed writer Jason Aaron and artist John Cassaday. The...

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What Video Games Taught Me About Life

Isaac Rouse, Impact Staff April 1, 2015

My gaming credentials as a kid was nothing short of typical. My library of games for the most part consisted of mascot main characters—Mario, Sonic, Crash Bandicoot. I never really played a game for...

Breaking Up With Your Best Friend

Breaking Up With Your Best Friend

Isaac Rouse, Imapct Staff February 26, 2015

I’m afraid I have to break up with my best friend. Calling him my best friend at this point lacks the scale of which our relationship has soared in the decade I’ve known him. He is easily the JD to...

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