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Gothic style

The Little Stranger: A Brooding, Dark Mystery

What can I say about The Little Stranger? I went to an early press screening of the film a few weeks ago. I walked into the theater having never heard of it and having no idea what it was about and… Continue Reading →

Survival Horror Gets an Old-School Treatment in The Terror

Part historical thriller, part survival horror (akin to The Walking Dead), The Terror is loosely based on a true story… but it feels more like John Carpenter’s The Thing.

Solving a Murder Mystery in Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

Batman vs. Jack the Ripper. Bruce Wayne in the Victorian Era of Sherlock Holmes. A blimp coasting across the Gotham skyline. Steampunk style gadgets like a gas-powered grappling hook or Bat-motorcycle. Fans are in for a real treat when Batman:… Continue Reading →

Riverdale Makes a Big Splash for CW

The names Archie and Jughead typically symbolize a small-town Americana that is eternally set in the 1950s, but in CW’s sleeper hit, Riverdale, Archie and the gang are reimagined as a present-day masterpiece. As much as I didn’t want to love… 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 →

Netflix’s Castlevania Gets Video Game Adaptations Right

When the fourth episode of Castelvania ended, all I wanted was for the TV show to continue. There has finally been a good video game adaptation made in the West, even if it was terribly short. With four episodes clocking in at… Continue Reading →

Looking for Revenge? You’d Better Dig Two Graves!

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. – Confucius

Feud: Bette and Joan — Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

Maybe you aren’t a pop-culture historian and didn’t really know, but Joan Crawford and Bette Davis were archrivals for over 50 years. In case you aren’t in the know, I’ll give you a quick rundown as to why, because Feud… 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 →

Abattoir is a Film Noir, Crime Thriller and Horror Movie All in One

Abattoir is one of those movies that is hard to review. The plot is good, but moves a tad slow. The atmosphere and stylized film noir cinematography is mesmerizing, but won’t be something everyone will enjoy. The clothing and ’40s… Continue Reading →

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