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It’s Time to Give Preacher The Chance It Deserves

AMC’s Preacher has unfortunately languished in relative obscurity. I confess that this has been a constant source of consternation and confusion for me. The TV show is backed and produced by Seth Rogan. Its source material is one of the more famous… Continue Reading →

Beware Voodoo Village

As a kid, I read lots of National Geographic magazines. I loved the articles about ancient ruins and ghost towns. There was a certain arcane and magical charm that I saw in those decaying structures. It was easy to picture… Continue Reading →

The Case for Horror Remakes

I’ve been utterly disgusted by the perpetual and baffling stagnation of the film industry. With a list of remakes and reboots announced, including iconic titles like Friday the 13th, Halloween and Child’s Play, just to name a few, cautious optimism is hard to… Continue Reading →

Is The Curse of Oak Island Any Closer to Being Solved?

If there’s one thing The Curse of Oak Island resolved in the two-hour season finale, it’s that Marty, Rick and the rest of the treasure-hunting crew keep getting closer… but to what? For the most part, the only answers they’re… Continue Reading →

It Shows Promise for a Faithful Adaptation

Last fall, a strange phenomena began occurring in the United States and other parts of the world. People reported seeing others dressed as evil clowns, lurking in unusual places. Incidents ranged from harmless scares to assault and robbery. The sightings… Continue Reading →

A Cure for Wellness is Down With the Sickness

Back in the early to mid ’80s, if you lived in the rural South, you rented your films at the local convenience store. VHS tapes were really expensive back then, so stores would trade out B-titles with each other. My… Continue Reading →

Recommended Halloween Viewing: The Thing

October is in full swing, and just a few minutes of channel surfing offers up a wide variety of classic and current horror flicks to get you in the mood.

Westworld: Bizarre, Expensive, Surreal, Intriguing

So, Westworld… “Trippy,” as the kids say. The premise of this story, in case you didn’t happen to recall it from the now-dated film by the same name, or the trailers, is a high-tech Western-themed amusement park inhabited by androids,… Continue Reading →

Chubbies Just Want Some Action

There’s something great about watching B-movies. Expectations aren’t very high and the fact that trailers and TV spots aren’t spoiling plot points gives the viewer a different movie experience. For the Troma horror-comedy, Chubbies, that experience is over the top… Continue Reading →

The American Remake of Foreign Films

Hollywood is fixated with pre-sold movies. For the unfamiliar, a pre-sold movie is any movie that is a sequel, prequel, adaptation or remake. The idea is that familiar productions cause increased interest and generate greater ticket sales. Tinseltown makes big… Continue Reading →

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