Archive for Agoraphobia

Fear of Horror and Sex

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Ghosts, TV Vixens with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in


Agoraphobia. At first I thought it was a name for a Swedish death metal band. Turns out it’s an actual mental condition described as having fear of places and situations that might cause panic, helplessness, or embarrassment. Sounds like being the only dude at a women’s sex toy party. (Some of those personal comfort devices look more like off-shore drilling.)

Agoraphobia is at the root of an upcoming indie horror movie, Hollower (release pending 2015). There’s this teen kid who’s been suffering from it for the last three years. Then he meets a chick next door. Goodbye agoraphobia, hello raging teen hormones. Panties beat panic every time.

As the movie’s sparse press release goes on to say, “as their relationship blossoms Nathan (agora dude) begins to realize he’s not as alone as he thought. Something wants him and once it gets in, no one gets out.”


Okay, that’s just not cool. This is a rank amateur description that indicates absolutely nothing about the mysterious something that might turn out to be the guy’s over protective mom. The movie poster shows some sort of dark entity that maybe watched The Babadook (2014) a couple of times. But other than that, we’re given near to nothing to make one want to watch the movie.

You want real scary? Spend 15 minutes at a women’s sex toy party. It’ll scar you for life.

Embarrassing Horror

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil, Scream Queens, Slashers with tags , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Shut In Agoraphobia is defined as a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and often avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed. For me, that wold be every place except a cocktail lounge. You could say I have reverse agoraphobia.

Agoraphobia is the hook for Shut In (2015), a new horror indie currently (as of today) in post-production. I don’t know what they do in post-production. They should use that time to come up with a better movie title.

So here what be happenin’ – “Anna suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don’t realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis.”

Sounds like Home Alone (1990) with die/kill/bleed.