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Bringing an ’80s Classic to Theaters: RAMPAGE!

Growing up, the highlight of my week used to be going with my dad to the arcade and playing video games all afternoon. I kicked butt on Galaga and Super Mario, but nothing could ever compare to Rampage. The premise… Continue Reading →

On the Road With the Rampage Tour of Destruction

Per Matt Monsters that destroy cities. That was the entire theme of the old-school arcade game, Rampage, which was originally released in 1986 by Bally Midway. The video game became an instant classic as fans of big-screen creature features enjoyed… Continue Reading →

Just in Time for Spring: Night of the Lepus Hops Onto Blu-Ray

I love B-monster movies. Anyone who’s read more than two words of mine knows that the cheesier a flick is, the more likely I am to fall in love with it. I grew up watching old black-and-white creature features and… Continue Reading →

What I Hope to See on The Dark Crystal Series

Next year, Netflix will take us back to the land of The Dark Crystal with a 10-episode series set before the events of the 1982 film.

Is Winter Here Yet? Game of Thrones Finally Returns for Season 7!

Fans of George R.R. Martin’s novels and the TV show adapted from them, Game of Thrones, have been waiting quite some time for the series’ continuation. It has been six years since the release of A Dance With Dragons, the… Continue Reading →

The Miss P Trilogy Checks Out With Library of Souls

It is true we live in a strange world, but the imagination of author Ransom Riggs is particularly peculiar. In Book Three of his first series of novels (nicknamed Miss P by his fans), he has created an astounding one where children with… Continue Reading →

The Problem of the Franchise

I remember seeing First Blood for the first time, as a kid. I remember thinking at the time that the movie was titled Rambo: First Blood. It wasn’t until much later in life that I realized Rambo’s name wasn’t in the title. Speaking… Continue Reading →

Alien: The Perfect Organism

Ash: You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? The perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility. Lambert: You admire it. Ash: I admire its purity. A survivor… unclouded by conscience, remorse or delusions… Continue Reading →

Kong Remains King with Skull Island

If there’s one trope I love above all others in horror movies, it has to be the giant monster. From super-imposed shots of killer bugs and rabbits terrorizing cities to the Japanese cinema tradition of foam rubber Kaiju terrorizing Tokyo… Continue Reading →

Shin Godzilla Rocks the Japanese Box Office, But Does It Survive #HauntLife?

Shin Godzilla (or Godzilla Resurgence) slammed into Japanese theaters last year with thunderous applause and very high reviews. With the new film Kong: Skull Island releasing into theaters this weekend, this episode of #HauntLife is going to delve into my… Continue Reading →

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