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Mr. Mercedes is a Series That Hits Hard From the First Episode

In case you weren’t aware, Mr. Mercedes has been released this summer, in addition to the Stephen King adaptations of The Dark Tower, The Mist, and It will be released in September. Broadcast on the AT&T Audience network that is… Continue Reading →

Annabelle: Creation, That Doll is the Devil

What does an isolated location, an orphanage, self-playing record players, demons, demented children, dark wells, face masks, Catholic priests and scary dolls all have in common? They are all common horror movie tropes… and they are all in this movie,… Continue Reading →

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 →

Guardians Episode 2 Is Not Much Better

This would be a super short review if I simply told you that Telltale Games managed to release a second episode of their Guardians of the Galaxy game, entitled “Under Pressure” without using the obvious song of the same name… 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 Trailers of San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Another year has passed and another gathering of the geeks has ended. For years now, San Diego Comic-Con has been the premiere venue for debuting trailers of movies and TV shows. While other conventions and expos have started taking some… 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 →

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 →

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: An Exploration Into Why You Need to See This Movie

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is the beautiful vision of a mature French filmmaker with an almost fifty-year-long love affair with the source material, which began in 1967 and ran for 43 years, comprising a collection of… Continue Reading →

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