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Bryan Singer and the Mysterious Status of the X-Men Properties

Per Matt With the recent sexual misconduct accusations regarding Bryan Singer and the acquisition of Fox by The Walt Disney Company, the future of The X-Men properties seems cloudy, to say the least. Will the big- and small-screen properties see… Continue Reading →

The Favorite #HauntLife Films of 2017

Another year is over. 2017 came and went way too fast for your humble #HauntLife blogger here. I think having kids and a new job this year made everything just a blur. You all know the drill: Wake up, work… Continue Reading →

Diving Into The Shape of Water

What you will think about the new Guillermo del Toro movie will depend on what kind of film you wanted to see. It has been labeled as a fairy tale with whispers that it is somehow tied to the Hellboy series…. Continue Reading →

Guillermo del Toro: Made of Fairy Tales and Fantasies

Per Matt No stranger to sci-fi monsters (Pacific Rim), dark fantasy (Pan’s Labyrinth), horror (The Orphanage), supernatural superheroes (Hellboy, Blade II), high-fantasy adventures (the Hobbit trilogy) and the vampire Apocalypse (The Strain), Guillermo del Toro is a master filmmaker of… Continue Reading →

Remembering Romero

The horror genre has seen so many innovators craft it into a wide-ranged spectacle of terror. Filmmakers such as Wes Craven and John Carpenter spearheaded the slasher subgenre and created other classics for horror fans. But one particular genre cannot… Continue Reading →

Dunkirk Might Be Nolan’s Magnum Opus

When I sat down in my theater seat to see Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, I can’t say I was expecting to review a bad film. Nolan is one of those few directors out there who is critiqued on a different level than… Continue Reading →

Calling All Indie Film Directors: Austin Revolution is Looking For Horror Entries

Last weekend I sat down with James Christopher to ask him a few questions about his film festival, the Austin Revolution Film Festival. I was put in contact with him through my pals over at Gothic Films, an independent film… Continue Reading →

The Power of Music and Movies

For as long as movies have existed, there has been music to accompany it. Only the earliest films ever made didn’t have in-house piano and organ music, before silent pictures moved to sound. The first full-length film to include synchronized… Continue Reading →

The Horror Within Takes a Dark Look at Post-Apocalyptic Family Life

So, you are just in the backyard, enjoying a day with the family. Your wife is helping you plant some new items in your small garden, while your daughter is running around playing. The world couldn’t be any more beautiful…. Continue Reading →

Hollow Victories and Bittersweet Endings

There are a lot of different ways storytellers resolve their plot lines. Specifically with limited series or movies, the writer or director implements an underlying theme throughout that is meant to leave a certain impression on the viewer. Full-fledged television… Continue Reading →

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