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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 →

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 →

LEGO Batman: The Better Bat-Story We Deserve

It would be an oversimplification to say that the Lego Batman Movie delivered a more creative story than Batman v Superman. But it did. It would be unfair to say that fans will find more Batman culture and nostalgia in… Continue Reading →

Disney Set for 2017 Box Office Domination

There is no media company, or entertainment company in general, quite as big as The Walt Disney Company. The company, which owns ABC, ESPN and a number of other networks, studios and theme parks, made a net income of $9.39… 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 →

Monster Mountain: The Peak of Terror in Tennessee

Oh, October. How I have missed you! In my world, haunting and horror is a year-round passion. There is something special about this time of year. Trees start changing color. There is a chill in the air. And all the… Continue Reading →

Campaigning for a Brighter Future in The Purge: Election Year

Per Matt Give me your tired, your poor, your disenfranchised masses… In 2025, those individuals are yearning to break free from oppression. In a strict world full of harsh rules, one night a year offers complete lawlessness for everyone to… Continue Reading →

Comparing Batman v Superman: Two Age-Old Questions

With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hitting theaters March 25, 2016, there is a tremendous amount of fan speculation regarding the film and the direction of the DC Cinematic franchise. But one question on many people’s minds is, “Why… Continue Reading →

Are Found-Footage Films Dead?

Per Matt During the early ’90s and the mid 2000s, found-footage films were all the rage. Spanning different genres, there were no true limits for the format, but with the arrival of 2016, the state of cinema is obviously headed… Continue Reading →

Have Yourself a Merry Monster Christmas and a Geeky New Year!

Per Matt Temporarily abandoning his death fortress at the North Pole of Neptune, Robot Santa (of Futurama fame) made a special appearance at the 2015 Dragon Con Parade. There were many great cosplayers attending the Atlanta-based convention, but this one… Continue Reading →

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