Zac Thompson

Film

Remembering the J-Horror Craze of the Early 2000s

The new Ring film wants to bring back the very specific type of Japanese horror movie that once captivated America.
Zac Thompson
2.3.17
Film

Revisiting Creepypasta, the Social Horror Craze That Launched Slenderman

HBO’s documentary ‘Beware the Slenderman’ premieres tomorrow, detailing the real-world consequences of a collaborative online nightmare machine.
Zac Thompson
1.22.17
Stuff

Hanging Out With a Pro Video Game Speedrunner Defending a World Title

Some game streamers become huge celebrities, but thousands more make a modest living in semi-obscurity. My brother is one of the latter, and his day-to-day is pretty stressful.
Zac Thompson
12.4.16
World Of Warcraft

My Toxic 'World of Warcraft' Relationship Made Me Who I Am Today

The game gave me so much in the way of experiences, interpersonal skills, and self confidence that I couldn't put it down.
Zac Thompson
8.21.16
Gaming

My Toxic 'World of Warcraft' Relationship Made Me Who I Am Today

The game gave me so much in the way of experiences, interpersonal skills, and self confidence that I couldn't put it down.
Zac Thompson
8.21.16
Stuff

I Tried to Become a Better Person in Seven Days

My approach was simple: try one new mind-body challenge every day for a week. Like any worthy experiment it involved dumpsters, bleach, shame, swordfighting, and diarrhea.
Zac Thompson
8.14.16
Stuff

Do Young People Care About Gentrification?

We interrupted some millennials' $5 coffee to ask if they think about displacing the poor.
Zac Thompson
7.24.16
Stuff

How I Stopped Resenting My Disabled Father

Growing up with a disabled parent had me constantly torn between the world I was in and the world I thought I deserved.
Zac Thompson
11.18.15