Link Tank: How the Horror Genre Got Us Through 2020

The horror genre in 2020, the top trending YouTube videos of 2020, offbeat holidays to celebrate in December, and more!

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Now that we’re in the last month of the year, let’s take a look back at how the horror genre helped us cope with 2020.

“It’s tempting to think that since 2020 was basically one real-life nightmare after another, the last thing anyone would want to do is engage with fictional horror on top of that. But that would be discounting the positive power of certain horror movies, TV shows, and video games that helped us navigate through the year’s darkest times.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

YouTube is bigger than ever in 2020. Here are the top trending videos on the platform this year.

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“People spend a lot of time on YouTube—falling down rabbit holes, searching for how-tos, checking out music videos, and laughing at funny clips—but we found our entertainment there more than ever this past year spent at home.”

Read more at Thrillist.

As if December isn’t already packed with major holidays, here are 25 offbeat celebrations to partake in this month.

“Whether you’re a holiday fanatic who wants even more to celebrate, or a Scrooge with a burning desire to buck tradition, we’ve got plenty of offbeat observances to put on your calendar.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Ryan Murphy’s Netflix adaptation of hit Broadway musical The Prom is getting slammed by critics in early reviews.

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“Ryan Murphy’s Netflix adaptation of Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin and Matthew Sklar’s award-winning, Tony-nominated Broadway musical The Prom premieres on Netflix on December 11. The reviews are … not great!”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Ahsoka Tano is rumored to be getting her own Disney+ spinoff series. Here’s everything to know about the supposed solo series so far.

“Ahsoka Tano officially made her live-action debut in Season 2 of The Mandalorian and it was everything fans wanted it to be and more. The character, first introduced in The Clone Wars, has been garnering a lot of attention since her appearance in ‘Chapter 13: The Jedi,’ prompting speculation that Ahsoka may get a on Disney+ spinoff series, just like Boba Fett.”

Read more at Inverse.

A hacker who stole and leaked thousands of Nintendo files and proprietary information has been sentenced to prison for three years.

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“Nintendo isn’t afraid to take legal action against individuals who hack its platforms or try to pirate its games, and this week one of those hackers is heading to prison and owes the company a lot of money.”

Read more at PCMag.