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Enjoying the Silence of A Quiet Place

I’ve never heard a movie theater so tense and quiet. A hush was over the rest of the audience, as if the slightest sound could doom the characters on screen. Then something would happen, the tension would break, everyone in… 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 →

The X-Files: The Truth is Out There… and it is Disappointing!

I’ve waited almost 20 years for closure from The X-Files. Since 1993, I’ve watched Mulder and Scully investigate the darkest and most unbelievable supernatural phenomena, while plumbing the depths of conspiracy theory insanity to find “the truth.” After all the… Continue Reading →

And the Award Goes to… Horror: The 2017 Rondo Awards!

I’ve spent three weeks — three freaking weeks — agonizing over how to write up an article about my picks for the best horror of 2017. With two films that would classically be considered as horror by the elite of… Continue Reading →

Ashy Slashey is a Daddy!

The main problem I have had with the new Ash vs. Evil Dead TV show is, it just doesn’t seem to quite match with the movie versions of the Ash character. Sure, Ash was always devil may care, but I… Continue Reading →

The Shape of Controversy: Guillermo del Toro and Claims of Plagiarism

The Shape of Water has been a huge hit in so many regards. A beautifully articulated and portrayed story of bizarre, forbidden romance wrapped in the trappings of a creature feature, it’s no surprise that the film has received so… Continue Reading →

Have I Got a Story for You? The Amazing Nature of Anthologies.

I love a good short story. Whether it’s a one-off comic, a piece of flash fiction or an episode of an anthology series, I’m a sucker for short form. Growing up, I devoured anthologies — literary and cinematic — because… Continue Reading →

The Cloverfield Paradox: Another J.J. Abrams Cloverfield Hoax

Warning: There are spoilers. And no, I’m not going to feel bad about it.

A Darker Mirror — Star Trek: Discovery’s Mid-Season Return

I’ve developed a real love-hate relationship with Star Trek: Discovery since it began this fall and it’s only become more nebulous as the series progresses. I am a huge Trekkie and I’ll even be the first to admit that I’ve… Continue Reading →

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