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Creating Actual Horror With Annabelle: Creation

I don’t often have anything complimentary to say about big-studio horror movies. Most end up being watered down, PG-13 knock-offs of popular themes in the genre with a certain degree of fan service and pseudo-self awareness meant to be clever,… Continue Reading →

Annabelle 2: Conjuring Up a Franchise

I grew up an avid student of the occult and paranormal. Anything macabre, arcane or outright bizarre enthralled me and I would spend hours lying on my stomach in the living room floor leafing through pages of books about ghosts,… Continue Reading →

The Dark Tower is a Fun, Family Friendly Journey

So, I’m finally telling you guys what I thought about The Dark Tower. I know the critics have mostly panned it. I know fans are angry… but seriously, it is a pretty good film.

Rick and Morty Beyond Thunderdome

In a Mad Max-like wasteland, Morty and Summer find ways to take their minds off their parents’ divorce while adventuring with their mad scientist grandpa, Rick.

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 →

Is The Shape of Water a Hellboy Spin-Off?

Is that Abe Sapien from Hellboy? Is this his origin story? These were my first thoughts as I watched the new trailer for The Shape of Water.

Charlize Theron Out Cools James Bond in Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde is based on The Coldest City, a graphic novel written by Antony Johnston. The film is pulpy and retro, basically exactly what you would expect from a graphic novel adaption. It opens with a clip of Reagan, neon lighting… Continue Reading →

Porto Dos Mortos: Fear The Walking Dude

Welcome back to another episode of #HauntLife, my semi-weekly rantings and reviews about dark pop culture. This week I am going to review the foreign film Porto Dos Mortos, which translates to Beyond the Grave. This film was released in… Continue Reading →

Dolphinman Battles the Sex Lobsters

I wanted to come up with a catchy title for this piece but, when a movie already has a title like Dolphinman Battles the Sex Lobsters, what else do you need? It’s a touching piece about love, faith, and a… Continue Reading →

Midnight, Texas is Light Summer Fare

Midnight, Texas is not a clone of True Blood, even though it is inspired by the same author, Charlene Harris. I came into the show thinking it would be simply a low-rent version of True Blood on NBC. I can… Continue Reading →

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